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Ten Years in the Trenches: TV on the Radio Return to Dear Science | Pitchfork
“Pushing joy is as important and as political as laying bare the lies of power,” Malone says. “None of it really means a thing if you can’t dance to it.”
music  indie  rock  activism  2008  nyc 
11 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
The Persistence of Racial Resentment - NYTimes.com
Despite how controversial it has been to talk about race, researchers have gathered a substantial amount of information on the opinions of white American voters.
race  research  elections  obama  2012  2008  census 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
The Facebooker Who Friended Obama - NYTimes.com
"You can have the best technology in the world, but if you don’t have a community who wants to use it and who are excited about it, then it has no purpose."
facebook  social  socialnetworking  yasns  community  technology  politics  elections  campaigns  2008  obama  mccain 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - Maureen Dowd - Mincing Up Michelle - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com
“She isn’t sitting with a fixed, adoring gaze. But she obviously loves him deeply and believes in him, and more than that, she believes in this. And that motivates him.”
obama  politics  democrats  campaigns  elections  2008  love  marriage 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
James Brown - Funky President « Funky16Corners
"Not like anyone gives a crap, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to put the idea out there again, to paraphrase the great George Carlin, I’m putting on my beret and going down to the rally."
obama  elections  campaigns  democrats  2008  politics  music  1970s  president 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Swamp: Edwards to endorse Obama
"Before he dropped out of the race, Edwards won 18 pledged delegates. He has the power to release his delegates and encourage them to vote for Obama, which could widen the Illinois senator's lead by a sizable chunk."
democrats  elections  campaigns  2008  obama  politics 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
RJ Eskow: Even The Racists Are Deserting Hillary - Politics on The Huffington Post
"[...] They're so reluctant, in fact, that 7% of the voters in West Virginia voted for John Edwards, who isn't even in the race. [...] Faced with a black man and a white woman, these voters chose a white man who isn't running."
politics  democrats  elections  campaigns  2008  obama  clinton  westvirginia 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Who Will Tell the People? - New York Times
"We are not who we think we are. We are living on borrowed time and borrowed dimes. We still have all the potential for greatness, but only if we get back to work on our country."
politics  usa  identity  china  singapore  oil  iraq  elections  2008  obama  clinton 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pants May be Touted as the Coming Thing, but Women Seem to Prefer Dresses - New York Times
“Instead of spending days thinking about your wardrobe, you can concentrate on who you’re voting for for president.”
fashion  women  nyc  president  elections  campaigns  2008  identity  marketing 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Race Matters | The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
"I still believe a black president is possible in America. Within another generation, it is far more conceivable than it would have been a generation ago. But I also now understand better why it will be an almighty struggle. [...]"
race  president  obama  clinton  2008  elections  campaigns  democrats  pennsylvania 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com | Turn down that thermostat, permanently
"The most pressing decision facing the next U.S. president and Congress may be how best to accelerate the transition from a fossil-fuel-based energy system to a system based on climate-friendly energy alternatives."
oil  energy  usa  politics  elections  campaigns  2008  russia  iran  congress  president 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Logobama - Barack Obama Logo Creator
"As Obama says, 'we are the change we have been waiting for.' That’s what Obama is representing... someone who wants all of us to participate in changing the world. And together, we can make this change, one logo at a time."
2008  design  elections  flickr  humor  obama  politics 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Anatomy of a Stump Speech - washingtonpost.com
"Following is a partial transcript of a representative speech given in Boise, Idaho, on Feb. 2 to a crowd of about 14,000 in the Boise State basketball arena."
communication  rhetoric  politics  obama  elections  campaigns  2008  story  thinking  writing  creativity 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Talking Points Memo: Teflon John
"[...] I would not broadcast to the world that I am going to bomb a sovereign nation in order to accomplish my goal."
elections  politics  mccain  2008  campaigns  gop  republican  war  iraq 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Cafe Talk | Talking Points Memo | Cultus, not Cult: Obama and the Rationality of Civic Religion
"Cultus by contrast, is a term used in the study of religion to denote those ritual practices in which a community comes together to establish a collective picture of the world, themselves, and their place in it."
elections  2008  campaigns  obama  religion  behavior  ritual  aesthetics  community  story 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Campaign Stops: Patterns of Distinction
"[M]any of the men who said they were considering gender in casting a ballot, gave the New York senator more, not less, support than did other men. [...]"
men  women  gender  elections  data  feminism  voting  identity  newyork  2008  campaigns 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: 16 Ways of Looking at a Female Voter
"As Keeter and Carpini concluded in their study: 'A fully informed citizenry would have collective consequences, resulting in a public-opinion environment that is more ideologically diverse and slightly more liberal.'"
feminism  gender  politics  voting  elections  2008  men  women  public  power 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Huckabee Heckled In San Francisco - Politics on The Huffington Post
"The beauty of America is that a person can come and even make a disruption, and you know what, that person is not going to be taken out and shot."
elections  2008  sanfrancisco  california  gop  republicans  protest  activism  beauty 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Cinemocracy
"What is democracy? You tell us. Create a film up to five (5) minutes in length on what democracy is, or isn't, and submit it (for free) to cinemocracy.org. Get your friends, family and that guy at the coffee shop to watch and vote."
politics  cinema  movies  activism  creativity  denver  colorado  democrats  2008  elections 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Campaign Reporting in Under 140 Taps - New York Times
“If you tell people how to consume their content, they will ignore you. Let people do what they want to do and try to be in their circle of choice.”
social  socialnetworking  politics  media  writing  journalism  newspapers  democrats  republicans  elections  2008  campaigns 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What Would Obama Say? - New York Times
“There’s been a few times when people have said, ‘I don’t believe you, that you’re Barack Obama’s speechwriter.’ To which I reply, ‘If I really wanted to hit on you, don’t you think I’d make up something more outlandish?’ ”
writing  obama  elections  2008  poetry  democrats  creativity 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
"Chris Matthews is right" - Glenn Greenwald - Political Blogs and Opinions - Salon
"For a rational person, it is actually possible to criticize negative media coverage directed at a candidate that one does not support. It's equally possible [...] to criticize positive media coverage being hed on a candidate one likes."
thinking  politics  media  journalism  elections  2008 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Cover Story: 8 Trends to Track in ’08 - Newspaper Association of America: Advancing Newspaper Media for the 21st Century
“If a copy editor doesn’t know the local community, the potential to look stupid—putting Broadway Avenue rather than Broadway Street—is presumably higher."
web  online  newspapers  news  local  journalism  internet  business  2008  corporations  walnutcreek  contracosta  contracostatimes  medianews 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
New Year at The Hat Factory
Counting down from one year to another with Eddie Codel and friends was fun.
hatfactory  newyear  newyearsday  2008  sanfrancisco  california 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
News & Politics: The Snitch - Obama in Oakland — Barack's California Epicenter Draws Neophyte Canvassers; "Never go inside the house"
"[I]t’s not Obama’s position or strategy or idea of race that lets him walk into Oakland like he’s the new sheriff in town – it’s the fact that he’s comfortable with it. His personal ability to defang the issue is what really, really, has them
obama  race  politics  oakland  elections  2008  democrats  identity 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Political Scene: The Relaunch: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
“If we are really serious about winning this election, Democrats, we can’t live in fear of losing it.”
politics  democrats  2008  clinton  obama  iowa  campaigns  identity 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
E. J. Dionne Jr. - Defining Moment? - washingtonpost.com
"If Obama wins the nomination, Republicans will try to make him pay a price for his negotiation-friendly attitude. But this week, at least, Clinton started a battle about experience and Obama turned it into a debate about change."
2008  clinton  president  obama  democrats 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
How the Democrats differ on Iraq | Salon News
"They are right now divided between what some might call the realists (Clinton, Obama and Biden) and the purists (Edwards, Richardson, Dodd and, of course, Kucinich and Mike Gravel)."
democrats  iraq  war  politics  2008  clinton  obama 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Romney's Data Cruncher
"Microtargeting is trying to unravel your political DNA. The more information I have about you, the better."
politics  election  research  republicans  gop  2008 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
GOP Hard Line on Immigration Undermines Hispanic Support - The Huffington Post
"Most GOP House members have very safe, and often very conservative, districts. They face little danger of a serious Democratic challenge in the general election. Instead, the major threat to re-election is a primary challenge from the right."
immigration  gop  republicans  congress  politics  elections  2008  latinos  latino 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
JON CARROLL
"Even if a newspaper were to analyze the differences, would you read the analysis? There's no human interest; there's no conflict and resolution. So are the media failing because they're not giving you stuff you wouldn't read anyway?"
newspapers  media  journalism  politics  elections  2008  thinking  aesthetics  story  identity 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Spanish Lesson - washingtonpost.com
"The fact is, the politics of language is one thing, and the language of politics is another. Language is both a tool and a value."
language  politics  elections  2008  latino  mexico  canada  usa 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
One Place Where Obama Goes Elbow to Elbow - New York Times
"Mr. Obama is left-handed, and his signature move is to fake right and veer left, surprising players used to guarding right-handed competitors."
basketball  obama  2008  elections  politics  democrats  sports  leisure  identity 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Speech | Articles | Archives | Chicago magazine
"I knew he was eloquent. I knew he had passionate beliefs. But I had no idea that he was a magician, rhetorically."
obama  theater  politics  chicago  democrats  elections  2008  writing  creativity 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
All aboard the Condi Mobile! | Salon News
"She's a black woman; I think that's 90 percent of it. She's highly articulate, she seems more intelligent than the president. Part of it is just the fact that she's a path-breaker."
2008  elections  republicans  gop  polls  politics 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Emphasis Shifts for New Breed of Evangelicals - New York Times
"I believe politics just isn’t as important to younger evangelicals as it has been for the older generations because we recognize from experience that politics does not shape the morality of a culture. It simply reflects what the larger culture wants."
religion  culture  christianity  politics  usa  elections  2008  obama 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Al Gore Has Big Plans
"The central challenge is to expand the limits of what's now considered politically possible. The outer boundary of what's considered plausible today still falls far short of the near boundary of what would actually solve the crisis."
environment  politics  democrats  2008  katrina  hurricane  cinema  law 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Mike Gravel: ‘Love between a man and a man is beautiful’ at Pandagon
"Love between a man and a woman is beautiful, love between a woman and a woman is beautiful, love between a man and a man is love…is beautiful too. What this world need is a lot more than what we presently have."
gay  elections  2008  alaska  love  relationships  marriage 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com Books | Jews on ice | Michael Chabon on Barack Obama
"[I]t's not just that he can write, it's that his writing, especially when he writes about America and American history, displays this sense of complete ambivalence. Of being fully conscious of both what's great and what's terrible about America [...]"
usa  history  2008  elections  obama  writing  judaism  fiction  novels  berkeley 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Matt Bai's "The Post-Money Era"
“The need for money is probably going to reach some diminishing return, and it’s probably going to be a pretty low ceiling, compared to past campaigns."
elections  2008  democrats  power  politics  marketing  internet  television  attention 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Wellesley Class Sees ‘One of Us’ Bearing Standard - New York Times
“She reaffirms for me the fact that as soon as you get into politics you have to compromise on your goals, if not your ideals. It’s incredibly upsetting, but I think it’s a fact of life.”
clinton  2008  elections  democrats  politics  education  1960s 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Politics - Race for '08: Multiple messages attract Obama's crowds - sacbee.com
"I think Obama is smart enough to realize our environment and race doesn't define us and, as a nation and people, we must recognize that. Everybody has rights. Obama knows he has to speak for the rights of everyone."
obama  2008  elections  politics  democrats 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
But Who’s Against the Next War? - New York Times
"More broadly, however, the issue that is dividing the Democrats is that their leaders believe a muscular foreign policy is what the age of terrorism demands, while antiwar voters believe such a policy may only breed more disasters." Yup.
iraq  iran  war  democrats  2008  elections  politics  clinton  obama  bush  cheney  usa 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
2008 race has the face of a changing America - USATODAY.com
"Folks aren't lying to pollsters when they say, 'I'll support a black guy or a woman.' They're convincing themselves that they're open-minded. Just like every Jan. 1, if I say I'm going to lose 10 pounds or stop smoking, I'm a step closer to doing it."
elections  2008  race  gender  politics  usa  demography 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Caught in the Spin Cycle: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com
"Republicans have hopelessly branded themselves with the Iraq war. It could—and the National Review conservatives seemed appropriately doleful—take a generation to escape it."
politics  republicans  2008  iraq  war 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Rich Miller :: Why Obama will surprise national political pundits
"Ten months before the March 2004 U.S. Senate primary, Obama's own polls showed him winning just 34 percent of the black vote. About a month before the primary, African-American voters began 'breaking' in large numbers to his candidacy."
obama  2008  elections  black  race  illinois 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Newhouse News Service - Michelle Obama balances success with racial solidarity
"In her 1985 Princeton senior thesis, 'Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community,' Michelle LaVaughn Robinson lamented that white professors and classmates always saw her as "Black first and a student second.''
education  2008  elections  democrats  black  race  politics  identity 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com | Is there life after Bush?
"You use power so you can make life better; it isn't life itself. Obsessing about power or politics takes your mind away from the things that really matter."
aesthetics  2008  politics  bush  identity  power  republicans  democrats  culture  art  literature  science  religion  sports  friendship  love 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com News | How Obama learned to be a natural
"Barack is a competitor, and being a competitor, you don't like to lose. When he came back, he really immersed himself in the process. He learned he had to get an agenda, to get issues he felt passionately about. [...]"
obama  2008  democrats  elections  illinois  chicago 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Obama Confronts 'Outsider' Dilemma
"If this campaign is what it should be, this is not going to be the hoisting of an icon. It's going to be the movement of millions of people."
2008  obama  elections  identity 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Last 20th-Century Election?
“I think the American people got really tired and fatigued with the arrogance and style of this administration. Someone told me early in my career: ‘If you want to get elected, learn to speak. If you want to stay elected, learn to listen.’ ”
politics  democrats  republicans  gop  2008  elections  usa 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Washingtonian.com: Barack Obama
“I agree with the saying that timing is everything, but I believe that whether you have a good sense of timing is largely determined retrospectively. I am a believer in Woody Allen’s adage that 80 percent of success is showing up.
2008  barackobama  president  washington  politics  democrats 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Bush Faces New Skepticism From Republicans on Hill
"It's the 'no interest like self-interest' rule, and it's every man for himself. He's discovering the fine line between having a mandate and being a lame duck."
bush  politics  2008  republicans 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
VV: Features: Smile—That's the Ticket! by Sydney H. Schanberg
"As for 2008, Harra added that Hillary would be opposed by a female Republican candidate from the South. 'There's someone younger than Hillary, 10 years younger, 12 years younger, that is not so well-known at this point.'" Condi, baby, is that you?
2008  clinton  elections  politics 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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