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Where To Live Now: Using The Electoral Map As Guide

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jeannie Ralston

I've found that I've increasingly consulted the electoral map as I've been trying to zero in on our new home.

Election 2008 Odds and Ends -- Waiting for Missouri and Alaska, Pro-Marijuana Initiatives and More...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have had a virtual news blackout on what is going on in the two states we're waiting for -- Missouri's presidential results, and Alaska's senatorial results. Here is what I managed to find out.

Top Priority: Keep Obama safe

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

The United States cannot afford to take any risks. President Obama, and his family, must live in a bubble all their days in office. Handshaking, baby-kissing and plunging into crowds must be forbidden.

Single Party Government Is a Good Idea -- This Time

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The best government of all is one that can take decisive action on good ideas -- and sometimes, a nation faces a future so dire that it cannot afford to hamstring itself.

How Obama Supporters in Stanwood, WA Prevent Sign Theft PHOTO SLIDESHOW

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

Washington may be a "blue" state, but Obama supporters in Stanwood have turned into sign sentinels overnight. In a town of only 5,000 surrounded by o...

Preview! Las Vegas' High-Performance SEMA Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show; How Green Will They Be?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The LA Auto Show is now officially the first big extravaganza on the national car calendar. It opens Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the LA Convention Center.

Why Alan Greenspan Missed the Boat

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Greenspan, like so many in Washington, lived in a bubble and was completely disconnected from the activities of real humans. Greenspan's reliance on statistics and flow charts was just not telling him the truth.

Real Change Depends On Replacing Entrenched Party Operatives

David Lucht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Lucht

There may be good reasons to vote the Republican ticket, but the hope that John McCain will bring change to Washington cannot be counted as one of them.

Looking to Connecticut for Change

Nick Nyhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Nyhart

The State Election Enforcement Commission in Connecticut announced that 75% of candidates for the state legislature have qualified and received funds under the state's Clean Elections program.

Preventing the Next Privacy Disaster

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

The next president steps into a landscape where the capacity to collect, store and exchange sensitive personal information has outgrown the legal framework that protects that information.

Pet Peeve Week

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

I know that everyone reading this has a laundry list of things that leave them twisted and bitter just like me -- and this is your week to let it all out -- it's National Pet Peeve Week.

How to Keep Americans in Their Homes

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Washington should undertake a massive, temporary buyout of residential real estate in order to save its economy from years of turmoil and credit crisis.

Obama Campaign Uses Little Steps To Make Big Movement

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

What Obama's campaign does that is different is to ask canvassers and callers to personally take a stake in making a difference in the leanings of voters. Quite simply it is predicated on the very questionable statistical significance of one human influencing another.

You Don't Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Whatever you believe about Bill Ayers and the Weathermen, the fact remains that he is not running for president. But John McCain doesn't really have any other arrows left in his quiver.

I Want A VP Who Is Smarter Than Me

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

I don't want someone who believes their biggest asset is that they know what it's like to shop at WalMart and take their kids to hockey practice in a mini-van. How will that help in negotiations and diplomatic missions with other heads of state?

The McCain/Palin Debate Spin: We Won Because She Wasn't a Dithering Idiot

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

What Gertrude Stein said about her hometown Oakland could also be said of Sarah Palin. "There is no there, there." Sarah Palin is simply without substance.

America's Blown it, Bring in a Global System

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The world is very nervous because America's political rigamordis means that 25% of the global GDP cannot be repaired or even managed.

The Delegate From Sadr City

Joshuah Bearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshuah Bearman

You may be shocked to learn that not all stories from the convention were about tactics, or personalities, or disunity, or overcoming disunity, or yet more endless parsing of personalities and stagecraft.

Republican "Workout" Is A Cop Out

Ron Grande | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Grande

The House Republicans will be to blame for any calamities that may yet be in store for our economy. Their objection to the modified Paulson Plan was not ideological, it was political.

U.S. is Great, But Its Government System Stinks

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

The economic crisis will pass but America's biggest crisis is the fact that Washington is an 18th Century American political system operating in the 21st.

Winning the War on Voters: Will Institutional Mismanagement Quash Turnout Gains?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Campaigns are focusing huge resources on turning out the youth vote, but this segment of the population always lags behind in voter percentages. Will this year be any different?

Earthjustice Lobbyist Reacts to Offshore Drilling Ban Bill

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Kuhn

A day after the House passed plans to ease the offshore drilling ban, I spoke with prominent environmental lobbyist Martin Hayden on the legislation and his reactions.

The Man Who Will be President.

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

This election is not about the woman who could be president, it's about the man who will be president. It's time to put down the fear.

Changes in the D.C. Housing Market

John Vardas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Vardas

Even with the troublesome market and the secondary mortgage failures plaguing the country over the past year, this city has, remarkably, been weathering the storm.

When Palin Meet Ahmadinejad in Tehran?

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

Surprisingly, out of all the Middle Eastern leaders, no one is probably more similar to Palin than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.