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2008 Presidential Election

American Moms: No On Palin

Matt Schapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Schapiro

Feeling that the Palin nomination was somewhat strategic to rally the American mom vote, Delphine Hirsch, wanted to speak for moms across the country who didn't want to see a VP Palin.

NC: Faces from the Frontlines

Maital Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maital Guttman

I am a filmmaker from LA who returned to my home state of North Carolina to film the frontlines of this battleground state and this short video reveals the faces of NC supporters of Obama.

Senator Hillary Clinton: "Lift The Dinghies, Rowboats And The Yachts!"

Melissa Hapke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melissa Hapke

It's been five months, but Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, has finally come around to give her whole-hearted support for Sen. Barack Obama's bid for the ...

A Canadian's Appeal To American Voters

Irshad Manji | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irshad Manji

Relax - I'm not telling you who to vote for. That's your business. Rather, this blog is about what it means to be connected to the common good.

Make the Right Choice on Tuesday: Go Vote!

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

It is every American's responsibility to head to the polls and make their voice heard.

Will the Youth Vote Turn Out for Obama?

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

As someone who has voted in every presidential election since 1972, and frequently for the losing candidate, I was aghast that my 18-year-old son had decided not to vote.

2.5 Million In North Carolina Have Voted Early

The Charlotte Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 2.5 million N.C. voters cast their ballots early this year, more than doubling the previous record of 1.1 million, set in 2004. That's an a...

Obama Needs You!

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Voters in many places are either being prevented from voting, tricked into fearful silence or otherwise hindered. So the only safe option for our country is a landslide victory for Obama!

McCain Victory: Fat Chance

Tom McNichol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom McNichol

The margin of Barack Obama's electoral victory caught some pundits by surprise. But Obama's win was ensured when McCain failed to connect with voters ...

Confessions of a Paid Voter

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

It was amazing! Never before had anyone cared about my political opinions. And I do have lots of them. But these people were rapt. They hung on my every word.

What Hangs in the Balance

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Many in the media just can't force some misguided brand of phony objectivity this time around -- not with so much at stake.

Know Your Rights on Election Night

Leslie Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Griffith

How to make sure your vote is counted. It is up to American citizens to do their own reporting and their own investigations. Here's how to insist on a democratic election by your own means.

McCain, Palin Draw Surprisingly Small Crowds In Ohio

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

John McCain and Sarah Palin crisscrossed Ohio over the weekend, appearing at multiple rallies that drew surprisingly small crowds -- especially taking...

Rashid Khalidi: The Republicans' Latest Smear of Obama

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

What may indeed be behind these right-wing campaigns is not derailing Obama's almost inevitable election as president, but limiting his policy options after he becomes president.

The Power in a Genuine Obama Mandate

Fred Goldring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Goldring

A clear mandate would give President Obama and the Democrats a refreshing opportunity to demonstrate to the American people that such power can be transformative and healing, rather than divisive.

The World Holds its Breath -- WE KNOW THE RESULTS

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Obama has a lead that can overcome the Bradley effect or snow, sleet or rain, or the pundits constant need to keep this thing alive by mentioning obscure polls that show McCain getting closer.

I Like What I See in Florida

Alan Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Fein

I have never seen a volunteer effort like it in any Florida campaign, ever. I expect the laser focus and effort to stay in place through Tuesday.

Artists for Obama

Greg Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Greg Saunders

Here's a very cool comic strip from my friend Tom Neely . (click on the image for a larger version)...

America's Choice

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

The choice America makes will be a world wide broadcast on whether it is content with mediocrity and the cancer of anti-intellectualism that began to spread this Election season.

3 Green Needs From The New President (Obama)

Thomas M. Kostigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas M. Kostigen

Here are three things the new Administration can do for us to make the world (and the economy) better: 1) Provide more incentives for investments in ...

Stress-Busting Game Play

Tobi Elkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tobi Elkin

As far as stress relief goes, there's some evidence that casual games might be helpful. A study conducted this spring measured the stress-relieving and mood-lifting effects of casual video games.

Republicans Embrace the Cootie Effect

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Though it is easy to dismiss the Republican reliance on the cootie effect and guilt-by-association as a sign of desperation, it would be a mistake to underestimate its potential impact.

McCain Family Values (3)

Win McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Win McCormack

Loneliness, and neglect, seem to be the essence of Cindy's experience as Mrs. John McCain.

Voting for Small Business

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

I recently saw an analysis of why small business owners should vote for McCain. It was done by a man I respect, a journalist with pull in the small business world. And that disturbs me for several reasons.

The Essence of Obama as Described in January 2008.

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

During the course of this campaign, Obama has heard advice from many sources, listened well and integrated what he heard. That is what great leaders do -- they listen, then decide and finally act.