Tag Archives: 2010 Elections

Ed Felien : Words Have Consequences

Words have consequences:Political rhetoric and the attemptedassassination of Gabrielle Giffords By Ed Felien / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2011 Gabrielle Giffords had just won her reelection in a race so tight it took three days to count the … finish reading Ed Felien : Words Have Consequences

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Roger Baker : American Political Denial and the ‘Downsizing of Civilization’

Image from Gas 2.0. “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel. I drive a Mercedes. My son drives a Mercedes. His son will ride a camel.” — Saudi warning Our only hope may lie in crisis:American politics … finish reading Roger Baker : American Political Denial and the ‘Downsizing of Civilization’

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David P. Hamilton : Parsing the Midterms: A Progressive Exodus

Political cartoon by Mike Keefe / inToon.com.2010 Elections:Where the votes came fromand how the Dems lost big My hypothesis is that most of the excess decline in support for Democratic Party congressional candidates in 2010 was from political progressives of … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Parsing the Midterms: A Progressive Exodus

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Harry Targ : The 2010 Elections and the Battle of Ideas

Image from UCAN.Assessing the 2010 elections:Towards building a progressive majority First, we need to communicate the basic proposition that the free marketers’ ideas do not make sense. By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / November 11, 2010 “Well, the … finish reading Harry Targ : The 2010 Elections and the Battle of Ideas

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Lamar W. Hankins : 2010 Elections Without the Tea-Colored Glasses

Shading the truth? Tea Partier at Tax Day Rally in Pleaston, California, April 15, 2010. Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images.Looking at the electionwithout the Tea-colored glasses To draw grandiose conclusions about ‘demands of the American people’ is unsupported … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : 2010 Elections Without the Tea-Colored Glasses

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Lamar W. Hankins : 2010 Elections Without the Tea-Colored Glasses

Shading the truth? Tea Partier at Tax Day Rally in Pleasanton, California, April 15, 2010. Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images.Looking at the electionwithout the Tea-colored glasses To draw grandiose conclusions about ‘demands of the American people’ is unsupported … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : 2010 Elections Without the Tea-Colored Glasses

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Jonah Raskin : Prop 19 Up in Smoke

Photo by Lucretious / stock.xchng.Up in smoke:Cannabis initiative post mortem By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / November 7, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO — I spent Election Day at Prop 19 Headquarters in Oakland, California, and witnessed the final, tumultuous … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Prop 19 Up in Smoke

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FAIR : Election Coverage Misses the Mark

Image from Blogging Belmont.Surprise!Press urges move to the right:Media misreading midterm elections By Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting / November 5, 2010 With the Democrats suffering substantial losses in Tuesday’s midterms, many journalists and pundits were offering a familiar diagnosis … finish reading FAIR : Election Coverage Misses the Mark

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James McEnteer : The Alamo Election

“Fall of the Alamo.” Painting by Robert Onderdonk / Friends of the Governor’s Mansion.Barbarians at the gates:The Alamo election By James McEnteer / The Rag Blog / November 4, 2010 Our national 2010 midterm elections demonstrated that many citizens of … finish reading James McEnteer : The Alamo Election

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Tom Hayden : Jerry Brown’s Green Vision for California

California Governor-elect Jerry Brown at Los Angeles campaign rally November 1, 2010. Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images.But it can’t be just for whites…Brown’s green vision for California Through all the political back and forth, alternative energy has been … finish reading Tom Hayden : Jerry Brown’s Green Vision for California

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Robert Jensen : Radical Change Isn’t on the Ballot

Graffiti art by Banksy.Making real choices:Radical change isn’t on the ballot By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / November 1, 2010 November 2 is going to be a big day in our political lives. But November 3 will be … finish reading Robert Jensen : Radical Change Isn’t on the Ballot

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Harry Targ : What Happens Wednesday?

Then wait some more? Image from BET.The 2010 elections:What are we going to do on Wednesday? By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / November 1, 2010 Americans always check the win/lost columns. From mid-April to some time in June … finish reading Harry Targ : What Happens Wednesday?

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