On This Memorial Day

It’s odd to feel so self-conscious about flying the flag on a national holiday; to feel conflicted about being genuinely proud — honestly grateful — to be an American, and at the same time saddened and angry about what’s been done in our...

MoveOn’s Open Source Politics

MoveOn has focused some of the grassroots energy behind the Obama campaign with it’s ObamaIn30Seconds video contest. The premise is simple: submit what you’d like to see in ad about Obama’s “new kind of politics.” Be positive. Be upbeat....

It’s Groundhog Day (Again) in Pennsylvania

It’s Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania. Punxsutawney Hill has climbed atop her dais and proclaimed to have seen a shadow of a chance of pulling this thing off. What it means, of course, is that we’re now faced with another two weeks (at least) of discontented,...

Your Politics Don’t Mean Beans

It was inevitable, really, what Farm Coffee has done: THEY’RE ROASTING presidential candidates on Bill Hill, which is not nearly the same as grilling them. Ashlawn Farm Coffee has introduced an Obama Blend, a “sweet, balanced” combination of “dark and light...

Happy VOTR Day!

Today is VOTR day. To those of you who haven’t been paying attention to United States presidential politics — whether because you’re a non US citizen1 or because you have your head buried in the sand — today is a remarkable day, and for a number of...

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