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posted by mecran01
on Oct 27, 2008 -
As the U.S. election approaches, you're getting fidgety. You've donated, you've volunteered for your candidate's campaign, but you've still got time on your hands for election-themed activities. What to do? Well, you could make some snazzy Obama
earrings to wear to the polls on decision day. You could make presidential candidate finger puppets out of yarn
, or felt
and re-enact the debates. You could knit a party animal
so as to have something to snuggle up to at night when you wake from nightmares of stolen elections. You could decorate some oranges
. Slate has a slideshow of political craft ideas
, my favourite of which is probably the Homeland Security Quilt
. For more ideas, check out the Obama Craft Project
, where crafters are crafting for change and fundraising. There you'll find everything from Obamaware
to a cool Yes We Can scarf
, to a cross-stitch portrait
, to a cozy Obama cap
. Lest you think I'm being too partisan here, I'll say I did search for Republican-oriented crafts and there just didn't seem to be many. It seems Obama's got the crafting demographic, um, all sewn up.
posted by orange swan
on Oct 22, 2008 -
The Stakes, 2008.
Eight of the Washington Monthly's
contributing editors "consider the looming challenges that America is likely to face—in the economy, education, the courts, and other areas—during an Obama or McCain presidency, and how, based on what we know about the two men, they are likely to handle them." [more inside]
posted by homunculus
on Oct 14, 2008 -
"One dude's quest to save democracy!" Free for All!
is a new documentary about the 2004 Ohio election results, which decided the presidential winner. It covers some familiar ground, but also a lot of details you might have missed. You can see it in theaters on October 8, or view it online right now.
Here's Roger Ebert's review.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner
on Oct 4, 2008 -
When Judges Make Foreign Policy.
"In a globalized, post-9/11 age, decisions made by the Supreme Court are increasingly shaping America's international relations. When the next justice is appointed, our place in the world may well hang in the balance."
posted by homunculus
on Sep 29, 2008 -
McCain calls time!
John McCain has asked that the first presidential debate be postponed and he will suspend his campaign so he can focus on the economy. No response from Obama yet. But it may be due to his approval rating, The latest FOX News
/Opinion Dynamics poll shows Obama has taken a 45-39 percent lead.
posted by parmanparman
on Sep 24, 2008 -
Still considering your options in the Canadian federal election? Try The Undecided
, a web site that compares platform planks from the five major parties and gives you the ability to compare your opinions and prioritize the issues. When you are done, you get an assessment of which party you are most closely aligned with.
Of course if you are STILL undecided, there is always the Undecided Party.
posted by salishsea
on Sep 21, 2008 -
, the BBC
have all revealed that Republican US presidential candidate John McCain has picked Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin
as his running mate on his 72nd birthday on the eve of the start of Republican National Convention
. Despite being wildly popular in Alaska, Palin has recently been involved in an investigation
over whether she dismissed a public safety commissioner because he refused to dismiss her former brother-in-law.
posted by HaloMan
on Aug 29, 2008 -