Tuesday saw Obama shirts, buttons, hats, sweatshirts, signs, and magnets take over. Nary a Republican supporter was to be found. I suspect they were in hiding as usual around this school. But the mood was very pensive. I think we realized that the election would be over soon, yet we were (or I was, at […]Read More The Day After the Earth Stood Still
Greetings troll drops readers! I just wanted to share with you some thoughts I had yesterday while in my living room. I pulled my ballot out of the mail and sat down to caste my first ever vote for president of the United States. I also voted for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, house […]Read More Make Democracy Happen in Your Own Living Room
We see tracking polls by the bushel—all varying in accuracy and results. Yet a common theme among them is that the pollsters must make a decision about who is likely to vote. Will more youth vote this time? What about seniors? Independents? The sad thing is that nobody is entirely sure who will vote come […]Read More Voting: It’s What’s for Dinner
There’s a church about a block down from my apartment in Seattle that I pass on the way to class every day. Usually in the afternoon there will be a pair of african-american older males sitting right outside passing the time. They aren’t panhandling or anything… I suspect they live there and just are taking […]Read More You Gonna Vote, Brother?
Recently Third Party Presidential candidate Ralph Nader reached his goal of appearing on the ballot in 45 states this November. Nader appeared on the ballot in 43 states in the 2000 election and managed to capture 3 % of the vote officially giving the election to George W. Bush. The Nader Gonzalez ticket could have […]Read More Ralph Nader: Screwing America A Second Time Around