A Truly Historic Election in 2008

Well it finally has happened, history has indeed happened.  There was strong debate throughout the process, people feeling very passionate about the issues.  There were a lot of ups and downs and while it was possible to see the outcome well before election night, I do not think anyone really […]


Being Media Literate During the Election

People will not only believe everything they hear on TV or radio, but how they only hear the messages they want to hear or the parts of the message that back up their believes and ideas. It kills me on how media illiterate we have become. We take everything at […]


Voting Open Thread: Should I Waste My Vote?

 I read a compelling statement in Lisa’s article on an independent’s perspective on voting. In that article, Barb convinced me to seriously consider voting for my favorite choice regardless of whether he/she is the Republican or Democrat nominee.  


Is Palin Ready for Office?

As a political conservative, I’ve written previously about how thrilled I was that John McCain picked Governor Sarah Palin as his vice president (See my recent article here). I wasn’t the only one who was excited by his choice. McCain’s poll numbers enjoyed a bounce after the announcement. Donors infused […]


An Independent’s Perspective on Voting

My good friend, Barb, bakes four loaves of bread for her family every weekend because she doesn’t trust the additives and chemicals in store bought bread. Even though she’s a nurse and works in the health industry, she doesn’t take her daughters to the doctor unless she absolutely has to […]


What Is The European View of the United States?

My husband, Kevin, recently came home from a European business trip. Over the course of a week and a half, he visited Poland, England and Ireland. Even though he was across the Atlantic Ocean, he knew exactly what was going on in America because of the constant European news coverage […]


I Finally Have a Horse in the Race

The August 15 issue of Entertainment Weekly featured interviews with presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. It was a light interview in which the reporter asked questions like, “Who controls the remote in your home?” “What was the last movie you saw in a theatre?” “Who do you think […]


Joe Biden Biography Links

Many of you are curious about Joe Biden. I’ve seen it in the search results. More than 4,000 searches are performed each day on him. And since I’m not the authority on all things Biden, I’ve compiled a list of links for you to check out for more information on […]


Surprise VP Pick for McCain

Let me go on record as saying I was completely wrong in who I thought John McCain was going to pick.  I was hopeful for Mike Huckabee but thought it would be Mitt Romney, I know people were talking about the governor of Minnesota or of Florida but I did not […]