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Front Pages Around the World

Filed under: Democracy | Obama Administration | Presidential 2008 — by Will Kirkland 01/20/2009 @ 10:27:45 PM

Front Pages from around the World … [Keep reading >>]

A Couple in Chicago (1996)

Filed under: Politics | Presidential 2008 — by Bob Meyer 01/18/2009 @ 2:34:10 PM

From this week’s New Yorker: “On May 26, 1996, Mariana Cook visited Barack and Michelle Obama in Hyde Park as part of a photography project on couples in America. What … [Keep reading >>]

Inaugural Events

Filed under: Music | Presidential 2008 — by Will Kirkland 01/17/2009 @ 6:08:57 PM

On Sunday, 2:30 EST (11:30 PST) the big Lincoln Memorial concert. HBO only for TV but (apparently) on NPR.

Mary J. Blige,
Bono, Garth Brooks,
Sheryl Crow,
Renee Fleming, … [Keep reading >>]

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

Filed under: Language | Presidential 2008 — by Will Kirkland 01/17/2009 @ 10:34:38 AM

Fellow Countrymen:

At this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than … [Keep reading >>]

California Organizing

Filed under: Citizen Action | Organizing | Presidential 2008 — by Will Kirkland 11/21/2008 @ 9:03:39 AM

Very very good article on the role Californians played in the Obama win — much more than you’d think for a state that was never in play, and got little … [Keep reading >>]

Photos from the Campaign

Filed under: Photography | Presidential 2008 — by Will Kirkland 11/20/2008 @ 3:46:45 PM

[thx Judy Egenolf and West LA Dem Club] … [Keep reading >>]

Race Threats, Vandalism in Wake of Obama Win

Filed under: Presidential 2008 | Race — by Will Kirkland 11/15/2008 @ 2:32:48 PM

“Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America.

From California to Maine, … [Keep reading >>]

How Obama Won

Filed under: Presidential 2008 — by Will Kirkland 11/11/2008 @ 7:48:08 AM

Ryan Lizza’s New Yorker piece on the back story of the Obama campaign will be first morning reads for you political junkies. He was also on Terry Gross on … [Keep reading >>]

Obama’s Inner Circle

Filed under: Presidential 2008 | Video — by Will Kirkland 11/10/2008 @ 10:13:48 PM

Watch CBS Videos Online

60 Minutes interviews 4 Obama principles two hours after the acceptance speech. Pretty interesting. … [Keep reading >>]

On The Election of Barak Obama

Filed under: Poetry | Presidential 2008 — by Bob Meyer 11/10/2008 @ 9:31:32 PM

Emerging from Hell: “Once More the Stars”

“Through a round aperture I saw appear
Some of the beautiful things that Heaven bears,
Where we came forth, and once more saw the stars.”

- Last … [Keep reading >>]

Riding the Wave

Filed under: Presidential 2008 — by Bob Meyer 11/7/2008 @ 11:40:46 AM

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Who Will Sit in Obama’s Senate Seat?

Filed under: Presidential 2008 — by Will Kirkland 11/5/2008 @ 9:13:51 PM

Blagojevich Mulls Senate Pick

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Words for Acts

It is impudent in the extreme for this man to go around Europe haranguing people on their duties to civilization when his own country presents one of the most lawless aspects of modern life the whole world affords.

Roger Casement
Irish Human Rights Champion

commenting on Teddy Roosevelt's 1910 Guildhall
speech telling Great Britain to either rule Egypt or get out.

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