AltWeeklies Wire

My Great Schlep to Florida Was More Surreal than Politicalnew

My Granny has decided on Obama without my help. She admits she was wary of Obama because she heard he was Muslim, but her friends convinced her he's Christian. Her friends also told her John McCain is just like George Bush, and when the stock market crashed, that decided things for her.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Becca Trabin  |  10-27-2008  |  Commentary

One Schlepper Talks About Visiting Her Grandma in Floridanew

Across the country, young Jews are heeding comedian Sarah Silverman's call to have a political pep-talk with their grandparents in Florida. The message is: Don't let bubbe and zaideh vote McCain. Becky Gluskin, a 26-year-old PhD candidate from Manhattan, tells us how her weekend visit to 80-something-year-old grandma Helen swayed one more vote to Obama.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Amy Guthrie  |  10-15-2008  |  Politics

The Inside Story of the Great Schlepnew

Chances are, by now you've heard about the Great Schlep, the Sarah Silverman–endorsed political/social experiment to send Jewish grandkids to Florida to get out the yenta vote. But did you know, smarty pants, that the movement originated in Cambridge?
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  10-09-2008  |  Politics

Narrow Search


Hot Topics

Narrow by Date

  • Last 7 Days
  • Last 30 Days
  • Select a Date Range