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There are still forty-five days until President-elect Obama’s inauguration. In the meantime, he is filling Cabinet positions and appearing patient while he hunkers down in Chicago. He’s acknowledged that there’s only one President at a time in this country, and
… finish reading Obama’s Dilemma
It’s been a week since Barack Obama won the election for President of the United States. That night I called all my Democratic friends and reveled with them in his win via telephone lines. (I live with a Republican, so
… finish reading Tuning Out
Where Is Alma Jones?
When I was in grammar school, there were two African American students in my grade: Alma Jones and Gabrielle Jacquet. I didn’t spend a lot of time playing with either girl, as I had my own circle of friends; and
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Thoughts on Election Eve
As people continue to vote, I’m worried. Of course, I’m worried that my candidate might not be the winner. But mostly I’m worried about the emotional pitch of this campaign and that, no matter who wins, a good percentage of
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All of a sudden, I’m popular. Like in high school, when two boys asked me to the same dance. It didn’t happen often, but when it did I was flattered.
Now, several people are wooing me, all via email. Al
… finish reading Popularity
Last night I fell asleep about half an hour in to the last presidential nominee debate. I had the best of intentions, but I lay down on the family room couch. And whenever I lie down anywhere sleep claims me.
… finish reading The Debate
We’re about an hour and a half away from the first presidential candidates’ debate of 2008. Earl and I, who represent the polar ends of the political spectrum, have agreed to the ground rules for watching the event on the
… finish reading Debate Time
Delayed Reaction #2
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged political, but that doesn’t mean the political scene hasn’t deserved comment. It means I’m still thinking things over. I’m thinking about Sarah Palin for instance.
I’m thinking how I should be proud that
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Game On . . . Mine, That Is
Prior to the start of the Democratic National Convention in Denver I decided I would watch both it and the Republican National Convention the same amount of time, hour for hour. It’s the same belief in learning about both sides
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There are a lot of coincidences here; yet I wonder if they really are coincidental. I’m referring to the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. The one taking place tonight in Invesco Stadium, which holds approximately
… finish reading Day Four