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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 knew what it would feel […]

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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 face value, and we never […]

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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.

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One Canadian’s Perspective on the US Presidential Election

Since I had the right to vote, I have viewed politics from afar. Politics have never really interested me in the least, mainly because I observed it as run-around and empty promises. I have found it hard to follow, or keep interested in laws and bills, campaigns or slam ads. Politics is just not my […]

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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 money into his campaign.