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The Media Has A Probability Problem | FiveThirtyEight
The reason is not because the world is highly predictable or because data can solve every problem, but because human judgment is more fallible than most people realize — and being more disciplined and rigorous in your approach can give you a fighting chance of getting the story right. The world isn’t one where things always turn out exactly as we want them to or expect them to. But it’s the world we live in.
statistics  journalism  elections  polls  mathematics  politics  media 
8 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Masha Gessen On Trump, Russia, and ‘How Pride Is Political’ | Village Voice
“I’m very much in favor of being alarmist in regards to Trump,” she says. “That’s quite different from conspiracy thinking.”
politics  storytelling  lgbt  elections  russia  power  congress 
june 2017 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
America's New Electorate - Ronald Brownstein - Politics - The Atlantic
"I see this as a pivot decade. This decade what we're seeing is, these Hispanics and Asians are really crucial to our country because they are juxtaposed against an aging white population. It is really the new minorities--Hispanics and Asians--that are driving where we're headed."
demography  usa  2012  elections  voting  latino  asian  power  obama 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Joseph Gerth | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com
"In fact, Louisville's next mayor, Greg Fischer, owes his political life to black voters."
elections  from twitter
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Tim Rutten on Tuesday's election: Make way for gridlock - latimes.com
One of the first tests of his ability to discipline populist revolutionaries fresh from the electoral barricades will come when the new Congress is asked to raise the federal debt limit from $12.4 trillion to $14.3 trillion. No Congress has ever refused to approve such an increase and, if such a refusal were to occur, the consequences for the global financial system would be apocalyptic. Many of the new senators and House members have pledged to vote against an increase in the debt. Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity — one of the more active national tea party groups — told Politico this week that the Republicans' new House majority "cannot fold on the debt."
politics  congress  usa  senate  republicans  obama  elections 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Oldsters Vote, Youngsters Don't, Republicans Win | The New Republic
In 2008, the young were 18% of the electorate, and the old were 16% of the electorate. In 2010, the young were 10% of the electorate, and the old were 24% of the electorate.
age  politics  obama  elections  democrats  republicans  power 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
A plain blog about politics: Unity!
Last thing: what all this suggests is that "unity" might well be best seen in the abstract not as a potentially good strategy, but as an effect of a party that is shrinking, especially a party that is shrinking because it has become dangerously divorced from normal electoral incentives. Is that what's actually happening to the Republicans right now? I don't know! I do think, however, that it's rapidly becoming probably the biggest current question worth exploring in the empirical or theoretical study of American political parties. I am sure, however, that against that possibility, the "optics" (man I hate that word) of partisanship and bipartisanship is not at all important.
politics  democrats  republicans  elections  government  usa  identity  attention 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com News | Iran? The U.S. should mind its own business
Iran is not a secular nation. The majority of Iranians are deeply religious, and even though it sounds paradoxical to us, they believe in an Islamic democracy. They want most of the elements of democracy: They don't want the state to jam religion down their throats; they want a lot of freedom. But they also understand that to be guided by Islam, which is basically how they live their lives anyway, is not counter to democracy.

There's nowhere in the constitution of the Islamic Republic that says votes should be rigged if you don't like the candidate or that the president should have no power. There's nowhere it says that the people's choice does not count.

So it's entirely possible for someone like Mousavi or Rafsanjani to believe that Islam and democracy are compatible.
islam  power  middleeast  government  politics  elections  protest  social 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
AFP: Change.gov coming to the White House
"Using these tools is going to become a critical way that Barack is going to evaluate the performance of his own team," Rosenberg said.
"My joke is that at the Monday cabinet meeting the (agency) directors will be comparing notes on how many YouTube views they got and how many comments on their blog post." Congress is going to have to keep up or risk being taken apart by the New Media tool-kit of the Obama White House as it pushes its legislative agenda, Rosenberg said. "The expectations of your constituents are going to change," he said. "You'll have no choice but to try to follow now that Obama's changing expectations of what government looks and feels like."
politics  elections  technology  obama  web  activism  socialnetworking  government  facebook  barackobama  transparency  whitehouse  social 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Sometimes it hits you... - Ta-Nehisi Coates
"And then something like this happens, and after years of feeling ashamed you look up and you see what you represent on your best days, what you hope your fam represents--vision, courage, competition, confidence--is represented at the highest levels of this country. You wake up and realize that your best face, is the face of the country, is the face of the world."
obama  elections  campaigns  politics  identity  black  aesthetics  usa 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Huffington Post: Chuck Todd On McCain-Palin: No Chemistry, No Trust, Possibly No Chance
"Both of these candidates are on the verge of pulling a Bullworth," said Todd, referencing the late '90s political classic about a pol who stopped spinning. "We are at a critical juncture inside this campaign for the McCain folks and that is who is trusting who? You have got people worrying about their reputations. Now you are wondering do the candidates trust the staff? Does the staff trust the candidates? This is a dangerous time in a campaign that is behind. They desperately need some good news because you do wonder if cohesion is disappearing on the inside."
mccain  palin  elections  campaigns  media  movies  film  cinema  politics  republicans  gop 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Magazine Preview - John McCain - The Making (and Remaking and Remaking) of the Candidate - NYTimes.com
I asked him a rather basic question: “Leaving aside her actual experience, do you know how informed Governor Palin is about the issues of the day?” The senior adviser thought for a moment. Then he looked up from his beer. “No,” he said quietly. “I don’t know.”
mccain  elections  republicans  campaigns  politics  gop  palin 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Schwarzenegger Says Palin Would Be Great VP - Advertising Age - MediaWorks
"As you know, it's such a difference between when we have a normal discussion about something or when you are on the campaign trail. You sometimes end up talking like a machine."
humor  politics  california  palin  president  elections  campaigns  republicans  movies  film  cinema 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
FiveThirtyEight.com: Electoral Projections Done Right: McCain and Michigan
"It's annoying that intrade just lists the EV totals, since what we're really interested in is probabilities of each candidate winning.

I've put together a tool that takes the Intrade state-by-state prices and runs them through a Monte Carlo sim like the one used here (mine uses 100,000 runs instead of 10,000 because I'm more manly). You can see the results here:

http://xkcd.com/intrade "
elections  obama  mccain  democrats  republicans  campaigns  data  information  polls 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Moderator’s Planned Book Becomes a Topic of Debate - NYTimes.com
"She said she had yet to write the chapter she plans to devote to Mr. Obama and argued with descriptions of her book as "pro-Obama." 'Since I haven’t finished the book, it’s interesting people think they know what’s in it,' she said."
obama  books  elections  politics  democrats  president  republicans  journalism  debates  television 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A Conservative for Obama | D Magazine - Dallas Fort Worth's Resource for City Guides, Daily Blogs, D Bests, and Restaurants
“Every great cause,” Eric Hoffer wrote, “begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” As a cause, conservatism may be dead. But as a stance, as a way of making judgments in a complex and difficult world, I believe it is very much alive in the instincts and predispositions of a liberal named Barack Obama.
politics  usa  elections  obama  activism  president  mccain  dallas  republican 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
AdWeek: Advertising: Oh No, We're McBama!
"[...] As a candidate, advertising is neither Obama nor McCain. We're a youthful face with a long, heroic history. The candidate who has been tortured by sinking economies and world events but hasn't given in. We're also the candidate of change(ing). Maybe slower than most people want -- but every year, we're making more progress than the last. [...]"
marketing  business  corporations  obama  mccain  politics  elections  campaigns 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
globeandmail.com: The first North American election?
"As environmental problems get worse, however, politicians will be increasingly forced into confrontations between the urban and rural coalitions."
urban  cities  usa  canada  politics  elections  campaigns 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Palin: average isn't good enough - Los Angeles Times
"No one wants an average neurosurgeon or even an average carpenter, but when it comes time to vest a man or woman with more power and responsibility than any person has held in human history, Americans say they want a regular guy, someone just like themselves."
palin  elections  campaigns  republicans  politics  power  usa 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Greetings from the energized GOP base - Los Angeles Times
"That family is so American. The pregnant daughter, the baby with Down syndrome, the husband who doesn't have as big a career as his wife." "The boyfriend with the embarrassing MySpace page. That's real life! Go Sarah Barracuda!"
palin  republicans  elections  campaigns  usa  politics  family  social  losangeles 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Who is the Gamer’s Candidate? | Edge Online
"Though the situation is no longer so clear-cut, Senator Obama and Senator McCain (as well as running mates Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin) do differ in opinion on several political matters that are critical to industry health. These are the things you as a gamer should know before you cast your ballot in November."
gaming  elections  campaigns  politics  democrats  republicans  obama  mccain  clinton  biden  palin 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
John Kerry: The road bike warrior - How the World Works - Salon.com
"Here are some excerpts from an account of a ride during the convention Kerry did with Jonathan Vaughters, the director of one of the two American teams to compete in this year's Tour de France, Garmin-Chipotle (named after the team's two sponsors)."
bicycling  kerry  democrats  transit  transportation  sports  politics  campaigns  elections  france 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Stuck in A Groove - washingtonpost.com
"In the world of political stagecraft, where songs are used as stimulants and signifiers, lyrics often don't matter, particularly if they fall outside of the chorus. (Very notable exception: Barack Obama's surprising use of Brooks and Dunn's country-rocker "Only in America" following last night's speech. "One kid dreams of fame and fortune/One kid helps pay the rent/One could end up going to prison/One just might be president.")"
music  elections  campaigns  obama  president  country  songwriting 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Tech & the convention - now Obama’s got Biden emailing | csmonitor.com
“I don’t think folks expected that Barack himself keyed in the message on his Blackberry and sent it out. But signing up for the alert and then getting the word directly to your own mobile is a lot more personal than seeing it in a newspaper some kid threw up on your front porch. Beside, many of the younger text generation don’t read newspapers anyway.”
politics  campaigns  elections  media  news  democrats  obama  technology  social  newspapers  mobile 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Media Equation - A Campaign Not Filtered by the Press - NYTimes.com
"Credentialed guests at the gratis media party jointly hosted by The Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post whooped it up on rides, gorged on junk food and lined up at game booths where they got as many chances as it took to win. It’s probably the last time in the coming week that the odds will be in their favor."
medianews  denver  journalism  newspapers  colorado  media  social  news  politics  democratic  communication  campaigns  elections 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
FT.com / Comment & analysis / Comment - In an online world, the party is over
"[...] Politicians must have audiences: democratic practice demands it. As those audiences mobilised by parties age and dwindle, new ones appear on the internet. The termites of indifference and contempt, corruption and manipulation, special interests and private cynicism, eat away at parties: the able and ambitious can scarcely be expected to decay with them. [...]"
politics  parties  organization  labor  unions  facebook  yasns  social  campaigns  elections  activism  uk 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Statesman.com: Conservatives playing catch-up to liberals on Web utilization
"Young Republicans and young Democrats are basically doing the same stuff. There's just a lot more (young) Democrats."
democrats  online  republicans  youth  austin  texas  activism  campaigns  elections  blogging  yasns  social  socialnetworking 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The case against foreign language study | FP Passport
"In short, Obama shouldn't worry: Americans will start picking up foreign languages in larger numbers (think: Mandarin) when they really need to."
obama  spanish  language  china  education  usa  campaigns  elections  politics  europe 
july 2008 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
Hancock, Obama and the summer of heroes - Los Angeles Times
"Who doesn't want somebody to come save the day when the world is a mess? Life is hard. We are going through bad economic times. The environment is in trouble. There are looming terrorists."
fiction  writing  story  politics  obama  elections  campaigns  creativity  cinema  film  movies 
june 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
Bob Dylan says Barack Obama is 'changin' America - Times Online
"He's redefining what a politician is, so we'll have to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I'm hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to."
dylan  europe  uk  politics  elections  campaigns  democrats  obama 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Obama Hones His Partisan Image in Attacks on McCain - NYTimes.com
"He is like a minimalist musician hitting a new note; the slightest change in his look excites speculation. Are you sure he undid his tie?! What depths of emotion must roil beneath that cotton dress shirt!"
obama  politics  fashion  elections  campaigns  aesthetics  identity 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Clinton comment at Sioux Falls editorial board unleashes a whirlwind (May 29, 2008)
"Digital tools give every newspaper, no matter the size, the ability to deliver news and information to audiences we previously only dreamed of reaching. And politicians know that."
newspapers  video  online  clinton  media  information  news  elections  campaigns  politics 
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
Roger Ebert's Journal: Hillary and Bill: The movie
"There would be a limited budget, because you wouldn't need a stadium filled with thousands of people so much as you'd need lots of lonely hotel rooms after midnight."
movies  president  politics  clinton  elections  campaigns  democrats  cinema  film 
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
AP Chairman Refers to "Obama bin Laden" -- In Posing Question to Barack Obama
"That’s Osama bin Laden." "If I did that, I am so sorry." “This is part of what I have been going through for the past months, which is why it is impressive that I am still standing here.”
medianews  ap  journalism  media  obama  elections  politics  campaigns 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
globeandmail.com: Power players pop white collars
"The word women use is sharp. Or dapper or attractive. They often touch your shoulder or lay their hand on your forearm. Men tell you, you look 'great,' and they say it with something like puzzlement or suspicion."
fashion  men  beauty  style  identity  obama  elections  politics  aesthetics 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Reading Obama :: tyeebooks.ca
"On the Flesch-Kincaid readability scale, Obama's sentence requires a Grade 12 education. On the Flesch Reading Ease scale, it comes in at 21.1 out of 100. That's hard."
obama  writing  race  politics  elections  english 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
FindLaw's Writ - Dean: Barack Obama's Smart Speech "A More Perfect Union" Did It Reveal Him To Be Too Intellectual To Be President?
"Computers have made it rather simple to determine the intelligence or grade level of a speech by measuring it with the Flesch-Kincaid test, which is found on the Tools/Options menu of Microsoft Word."
obama  elections  information  story  writing  c  computers  english  politics  race 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Not listening | yelvington.com
"Today I see journalism falling into two traps. One is the passive abandonment of responsibility that sometimes comes along with the 'objective' mode, and the other is the crass exploitation of divisive opportunities that you see from infotainers [...]"
journalism  television  cable  media  politics  elections  obama  campaigns  radio  newspapers  blogging 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Presidential Primaries Lift CNN - New York Times
"Internet users spent more time on CNN.com in 2007 than on any other news site, including Wikipedia, Yahoo News or MSNBC.com."
television  cable  news  journalism  internet  online  media  yahoo  wikipedia  elections  president 
march 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
Cafe Talk | Talking Points Memo | You Can’t ‘Xerox’ Change
"So beginning in the 1980s, Xerox Corporation launched a major advertising campaign designed to keep 'Xerox' from becoming 'generic.' The future of their corporation depended upon it."
campaigns  elections  obama  clinton  marketing  debates  corporations  politics 
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
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
Did the Web Help Kanye Outsell 50 Cent? - Hip-Hop Rivalry - Graduation - Curtis
"Music is so easy to experience online relative to other media [...] The mistake that record labels make is to create the illusion that the artist is [personally] involved."
marketing  music  hiphop  online  business  corporations  elections 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NPR : Barbershop: What's The Buzz?
"The men in this week's Barbershop discuss recent Obama and Clinton campaign parodies, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's advice for Latinos, and comedian DL Hughley's controversial comments on former radio host Don Imus."
npr  radio  elections  obama  clinton  california  humor  politics 
june 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
blackprof.com: Books on Condie
"Condi would sooner rock a natural than pen a Tenet-style memoir. I don't ever see her so hard up for corporate/academic gigs that she'd need the money"
republicans  elections  books  politics  dc 
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
Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall
"The White House announcement that they view South Korea as the model for a permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq is further evidence of how dangerously out of touch with reality this administration is." Barbara Lee still speaks for me.
congress  democrats  elections  government  war  iraq  oakland  berkeley  alameda  bush  military  southkorea 
may 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
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