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Santa Cruz Shows Its Support for Obama (Slideshow)

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 3:41 PM

The city of Santa Cruz is a progressive community that shows visible support for Obama. McCain paraphernalia is not absent but pales in comparison. The city is populated by about 56,000. The county of Santa Cruz is about 145,000. Scattered throughout they are signs encouraging voters to vote. But most...

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Santa Cruz: Grassroots Expectations High for an Obama Administration

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2008 | 2:51 PM

Unless the body snatchers carry off a large percentage of voters in Santa Cruz on November 4, McCain won't get many votes here. A progressive community for as long as anyone can remember, Santa Cruz is decidedly Obama territory. The Democrats winning big here in 2000 and 2004 hasn't...

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The Exciting And Distracting Veepstakes

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2008 | 5:49 PM


If you're on the trail to discover Obama's or McCain's VP choice, you're on the pulse of the momentum of the campaign. All political sleuths are tracking down clues. Everyone's scratching names off their short lists. Advice-givers and soothsayers control the dialogue. All bets are on the name...

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The Hillary: Still The Best Choice For VP

(11) Comments | Posted August 18, 2008 | 4:49 AM

Duty calls us. We love to speculate. Political gambling comes with citizenship.

Now that the verbal jibes and donkey kicks of the primary campaign have ended up in file folders for future reference, it's time to take one last look at Hillary Clinton as Obama's potential running mate. Imagine...

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Reflecting on the Platform Draft - Santa Cruz, California

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2008 | 6:55 PM

The New Hope: It's a Start

The theme of the get together in Santa Cruz, California, to make suggestions for the democratic platform was The New Hope: It's a Start.

About fourteen attendees attempted to dream out loud about a better America within familiar or conventional choices. They...

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