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Election 2008 | Election 2008

phil-bronstein's picture
Nov.25.2008
Baramania continues unabated, even though the election is over and cloudy crises fill the sky. "He's still selling papers," a colleague told me the other day. When was the last time you could say that about a politician? Another baby boomer here suddenly realized this was the first Nov....
mohezin-tejani's picture
Nov.24.2008
Born in Tanzania, I spent the first eighteen years of my life in East Africa. In 1972, after being kicked out of Uganda by Idi Amin because of my Indian heritage, I came to America, stayed for a decade and even took up American citizenship. Frustrated during this period with the insular thinking of...
phil-bronstein's picture
Nov.18.2008
How are regular people supposed to get their Brangelooney fix in all those celebrity-obsessed magazines when everything - from OK! To Us to People - has become Baramoids. The covers of almost all publications are bathed in the telegenic and charismatic First Family-in-waiting. They've bumped off...
phil-bronstein's picture
Nov.17.2008
While Southern California burned over the weekend, the conflagration set off by Prop 8 also continued to flame up around the country. The Chronicle's story, which was careful after some grumbling last week to reference Bay City News' quote from the police on crowd estimates here, offered a good...
will-durst's picture
Nov.10.2008
As the curtain mercifully falls on the Most Important Election of Your Lifetime, the nation breathes a collective sigh of relief. Or do they? Sure, there were enough Byzantine plot twists and darkly rich comic characters to exhaust Dostoyevsky’s older smarter brother. And I imagine more than a few...
steve-hauk's picture
Nov.06.2008
Jim came in following Brownie, who bounded up looking for his biscuit which I keep in a box near the bookcase. Brownie's eyes shine as he waits for the biscuit, pawing eagerly, and as usual I am careful not to lose a finger. Brownie is Jim's and Jim rescued him from the pond a few months ago. They...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Nov.05.2008
After eight years of an administration whose greatest accomplishment was turning power into a four letter word, we get to celebrate, finally. And, as a wise friend says, "superlatives have lost their meaning today." Who needs superlatives when we can say-- Hooray, Obama, Hooray,...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.05.2008
I was sitting on a park bench on Main Street this afternoon. I was taking advantage of the mild temperature (for November) while waiting for an appointment. A Black man, older than me, started to walk past. He was taking out his cell phone and was slowing down. He looked at me and said "Hello...
roy-steves's picture
Nov.05.2008
Sadly, I won $20 last night. Let me provide some background.  While back in my hometown over the weekend for a birthday party, I was arguing with a friend of mine about the attitudes of people on either side of Prop 8.  His view was that Prop 8 detractors needed to calm down and approach the issue...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Nov.05.2008
What a morning.  I woke up and was half way down the stairs when I felt like the six year old kid I once was, on Christmas morning,  trying to recall what propelled me down the hall until it suddenly dawned on me that there would be gifts waiting for me under the tree. That is how it was in County...