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gayle-hansen's picture
Nov.04.2008
VOTE TODAY FOR OBAMA....
Lakelady's picture
Nov.04.2008
Finally. Now I can get excited. Am I the only one who anticipates the end of the political ad bombardment with giddy delight? I am not a non-participant. I have voted for more presidents than I have for a choice of a new car. And most of the time, with the satisfactory results of having a new...
robert-todd-felton's picture
Nov.04.2008
Vote Like a Transcendentalist Like many Americans, I have been thinking a lot about this election and my place in the historic nature of it. As a modern day Transcendentalist, I turned to the likes of Thoreau and Emerson for their thoughts. Thoreau, who famously marched to the beat of his own...
david-niall-wilson's picture
Nov.04.2008
A question was asked of me this morning I had no answer for. The question was, how can all the vague and unproven fears about Barack Obama worry people more than the obvious, blatant problems with Sarah Palin? Let's forget that Palin is only running for VP - she's running, and people are buying...
rosy-cole's picture
Nov.04.2008
A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected. Carl Sandburg   If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. Will...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Nov.04.2008
With the presidential campaign drawing to a close, it’s difficult to avoid a sense of disgust. What promised to be a civil campaign by two principled opponents has descended into the realm of character assassination via sound bite. You can’t blame the candidates alone, though. Today’s message-...
leslie-carol-roberts's picture
Nov.03.2008
When I was an undergrad at the University of Michigan, we used to all chant "the whole world is watching" in response to many situations -- El Salvador, missile defense systems, -- the list could go on and on. The idea of being outraged and taking to the central "Diag" to shout...
gerard-jones's picture
Nov.03.2008
It was a tough time to be out of the country, October 24th through November 2nd. Missing Halloween wasn't such a big deal--this was the first year my son was too old to care much. The hard part was the election, being gone for nine of the last eleven days of the campaign. It was a free trip, though...
g-carlos-smith's picture
Nov.03.2008
Last month my partner and I were legally married. With ten years and three kids behind us, I suppose it's better late than never. Now he’s my husband. Wow. You know, you never really understand anything until you’ve experienced it. I’m just starting to understand why being married matters so much...
maxine-hong-kingston's picture
Nov.03.2008
The week of summer that we were in Hawai'i visiting our son, Barack Obama brought his family to visit his tutu, his grandmother Toot. Crowds welcomed them with munificent aloha. Commentators back on the mainland worried, the presidential candidate had gone off to a foreign, barely American place....