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candie-white's picture
Nov.01.2008
Do you need to already be at the top to make a difference?  Senator Obama said in his last debate that if he becomes the next President that he will change from the top down, beginning in Washington; but in his thirty minute commercial he said that he will listen to the people, and that we will...
robert-bicknell's picture
Nov.01.2008
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, we're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside... That famous verse from Emerson, Lake & Palmer's song "Karn Evil 9" could be a anthem for this year's election, but then again, so could "Won't get Fooled Again"...
heywood-gould's picture
Oct.31.2008
GREENPOINT, Bklyn, Oct. 30...Jaws dropped and eyes bulged last night when a Navigator stretch pulled up in front of the national headquarters of the Gambler's Rights Party at Golubchik's Tavern in Greenpoint, and John McCain stepped out. "Where's my friend Efraim?" he demanded. "...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Oct.31.2008
On my way to work in the morning, for the past few weeks, I've amused myself by keeping track of McCain and Obama bumper stickers in a nearby parking lot.  Until today, I'd seen only one bumper sticker on a Volvo, and it was for McCain. Thrilled to report now, four days before the election, there...
bob-levin's picture
Oct.31.2008
"First of the Month," which has been billed as "The only leftist publication... being read at both Columbia University and Riker's...," asked me for 300 words on the election.  They are supposed to run on-line, but here's a preview for my loyal Red Room readers: Being 66 years...
lisa-solod's picture
Oct.29.2008
"I don't believe in coincidences. I believe in the curlicued whimsy of fate," says Sam Tyler, the character actor Jason O'Mara plays on my favorite new television show Life on Mars. He's accepting the philosophy of a ditzy post-hippie who's adopted him when he lands in 1973 after a car...
ericka-lutz's picture
Oct.28.2008
Counting it down. I'm distracting myself. OH YES, I'm distracting myself. You remember that old Ashleigh Brilliant pot-shot postcard with the drawing of the guy on the rack and the slogan "Force yourself to relax"? That's me. I breathe, I yoga, I walk in the woods, I meditate, and in...
barack-obama's picture
Oct.27.2008
One week.   After decades of broken politics in Washington, eight years of failed policies from George Bush, and twenty-one months of a campaign that has taken us from the rocky coast of Maine to the sunshine of California, we are one week away from change in America.   In one week, you can turn...
jane-ganahl's picture
Oct.27.2008
For 24 years, I was mute at this time of year. I had to hold my fingers crossed - so tightly they turned blue - rather than speak my opinion, attend a rally, march during a protest. Because I was, after all, a member of the Fourth Estate - banned from participating in anything resembling a CAUSE....
will-durst's picture
Oct.27.2008
I don’t know which is scarier: The American landscape the next President of the United States is destined to inherit, the people who will make that decision (us), or the fact that these two guys seem to want it so bad. Or do they? Did you ever think of that? Maybe John McCain is deliberately trying...