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Ground Gamenew

The Obama campaign, a view from the ground. Nancy Webber of Eugene is a longtime Oregon political activist and author of Ground Game, a book that chronicles her life in the field offices of the 2008 Obama campaign.
Eugene Weekly  |  Nancy Webber  |  09-20-2012  |  Commentary

A Road Too Farnew

The November election presents plenty of hot-button issues. But amid the fuss about the economy and health care and other social issues, questions of how to handle our public lands and how to protect our environment also hang in the balance.
Boulder Weekly  |  Elizabeth Miller  |  08-28-2012  |  Environment

Extraordinary security at RNC, DNCnew

Date on which the Democratic National Convention begins in Charlotte: Sept. 3 Amount in federal funds the city will spend on security for the gathering, expected to draw 6,000 delegates and 30,000 visitors: $50 million Number of officers the money will be used to hire from outside departments: 3,400...
INDY Week  |  Sue Sturgis  |  08-23-2012  |  Politics

Conscience rights ignite online debatenew

A Fast Forward Weekly story from September, 2011 has resurfaced and fuelled a renewed debate about conscience rights in the current Alberta election as the right-wing Wildrose Party surges.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Suzy Thompson  |  04-06-2012  |  Policy Issues

S.C. Republicans Determined to Disenfranchise Black Votersnew

Shortly after the 2008 election, Ann Beser and Steve Chand, of Myrtle Beach, saw the notice in the local paper that there would be a big breakfast confab of Republicans in Georgetown. Beser and Chand are not Republicans, but they are white, and that was good enough. So these two retirees drove down from Myrtle Beach to Georgetown to have grits and eggs with the GOPers.
Charleston City Paper  |  Will Moredock  |  11-10-2011  |  Commentary

The African-American Community Could Have Slowed Gentrificationnew

I have received some requests to respond to Dwayne Green's article "Planning for the Post-Riley Future: Should mayoral candidates focus on this election or the next one?" In it, Dwayne asserts that Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr.'s opponents are spending their energy in vain because there is no way Riley can lose the upcoming election. According to Dwayne, Riley's opponents should "start thinking about a palatable vision that will take hold once the incumbent leaves office." I agree with Dwayne on some points and disagree on a few.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kwadjo Campbell  |  10-06-2011  |  Commentary

Johnny DuPree Aims to Win Mississippinew

Johnny DuPree needs 38 percent of the white vote to become the first black governor of Mississippi.
Jackson Free Press  |  Lacey McLaughlin  |  09-01-2011  |  Elections

Rep. Tim Scott Losing Redistricting Lotterynew

If there is a drawback to being a Congressional member, it's that the campaign never stops. Voters weigh your political fate every two years, so the next campaign officially begins the day after you're elected.
Charleston City Paper  |  Greg Hambrick  |  04-11-2011  |  Policy Issues

Romney launching 25-state tournew

In the early horse race for the 2012 GOP nomination, a top priority is midterm campaigning in swing states. Mitt Romney is on his way, but he'll have to watch what he says.
Charleston City Paper  |  Greg Hambrick  |  08-24-2010  |  Policy Issues

Haley's pro-business message would eliminate sales tax reliefnew

Nikki Haley talks a lot about business owners when she is on the stump. As the GOP gubernatorial candidate tells the story, she's the daughter of two entrepreneurs who knew the importance of earning a dollar and what it felt like to have the government take that dollar away. Think about it the next time you're at the market. Haley is ready to put the state's sales tax back on your grocery bill because, well, what the hell have you done to create jobs in South Carolina?
Charleston City Paper  |  Greg Hambrick  |  08-17-2010  |  Policy Issues

Conservative Canadian Politician Links Crime with Immigrationnew

The NDP candidate in Calgary Centre is calling for Conservative incumbent Lee Richardson's resignation after he suggested in an interview with Fast Forward that crimes in Canada aren't committed by people that "grew up next door," but newcomers to the country -- comments Richardson later said he regretted.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  09-25-2008  |  Crime & Justice

'Swing Vote': Bud, Wisernew

Kevin Costner stars as the world's least interesting man.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  08-01-2008  |  Reviews

Onward, Christian Panderers: Pols Push Theocracy

Christian conservatives are in play this presidential election cycle. The candidates are bending over backwards -- and literally taking a bath--to woo them. Can democracy survive the pandering season?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-18-2007  |  Religion

The Rove Primary

If Karl Rove gets his wish, the GOP can run an all-Hillary-hating-all-the-time campaign.
The Inlander  |  Ted S. McGregor Jr.  |  09-07-2007  |  Commentary

Frontrunners by Default: An Utterly Reckless 2008 Preview

The official frontrunners are Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani -- reality, at least 18 months before the 2008 presidential election, looks different.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  05-15-2007  |  Commentary

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