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michael-seidel's picture
Dec.05.2012
I read this tidbit on Taggen Goddard's Political Wire: Ted Nugent Wants to Take Away the Vote Though he once predicted he would be dead or in jail if President Obama was re-elected, musician Ted Nugent takes to the Washington Times with a new proposal to disenfranchise some...
ken-hartke's picture
Nov.09.2012
The election is over and I've decided that my state may not ready for self-government. I’m reasonably happy with the voting results but the process seems crazy. I live, and vote, in Missouri, at one time considered to be a bellwether state for elections. Years ago, Missouri usually picked the...
linda-lange's picture
Nov.05.2012
Today I helped to save the world … or maybe ruin it. I did my “homework” for the 2012 election. I picked up the newspaper’s Sunday editorial section and found a link to a website where I read a short blurb on each candidate or issue and made a choice. At the end of the session, the computer gave me...
ken-hartke's picture
Nov.10.2011
My earliest encounter with elections - not counting those grade school class officer or student council elections that I worked so hard on but never won - was working at the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners on election night. I was about fourteen and served as a ”Gofer”  ...
peter-delevett's picture
Nov.09.2011
Last night was the first election night in about seven years that I didn't spend hunkered in a newsroom into the wee hours, munching pizza and debating when it was safe enough to call a given race. Earlier this year, I moved from the city desk at the big-city newspaper where I work back to the...
yuma-michaels's picture
Nov.09.2011
  It was 1972, only the second time I'd voted in a presidential election. I was working full time and had two small children. My sister agreed to watch the little ones while I went to our nearby fire station voting location, and I, in turn, would watch my niece and nephew while she and her...
patricia-barbee's picture
Nov.08.2011
I was a precocious child.  I learned to read and write at age two.  I always thought that what the big kids did I could do. I remember a visit in Georgia to Mom's friend.  Within the city limits in a sylvan neighborhood was a small stream.  All the neighborhood children...
mark-grayson's picture
Aug.30.2011
     It really bugs me when people get into the voting booth and have no idea 'what' or 'who' they are voting for. A lot of people vote down party lines and haven't a clue what a particular candidate 'may' or 'may not'  stand for.  In many cases they have never even...
pamela-toler's picture
Feb.22.2011
It's election day in Chicago.  I just walked home from voting for a new mayor and a new alderman--and I miss my old neighborhood. For ten years I lived in South Shore:  a white graduate student/small business owner/writer in a neighborhood dominated by the African-American middle class.  My...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.30.2011
For years, the cinematic tug of war has been between the indies and the big studios. Now foreign films are creating a  mini-stir, although not in the voting for Oscars. Just for grins, cast your vote - the link is below. Cast Your Votes Who will take home an Oscar this year? Cast your votes and...