Who Will Win the Republican Presidential Primary?

The Repulican primary race has been a roller coaster ride for months.  Donald Trump was in the race briefly and just as quickly dropped out.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was never in, but teased the press for a long time before formally pulling his hat out of the ring.  Ten debates have taken place so far in 2011, and each time one of them airs, polls show the rankings for the primary race leader going up and down like a see-saw.  What does the BlogHer...more
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Pros and Cons

There is an initiative on the upcoming June 8 ballot calling for an Open Primary here in California. As it stands now, our Primaries are closed which means you can only vote for the party with which you are registered.  With an Open Primary the top two vote-gettters, regardless of party affiliation would run off in the general election in November....more

The Day After

Pennsylvania has spoken. And I'm tired. Tired not only in the "working the election for 17 hours" sense, but also in the sense of "how much longer will this go on?" ...more

Barack and Bob

It isn't often that I'm pleasantly surprised by politics, but I am today. Pennsylvania Senator Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr., has endorsed Barack Obama for President. It's a gutsy move I wouldn't have expected from a politician who seemed so cautious and low-key; in fact, Casey had planned to stay neutral in the Pennsylvania primary, and he could easily have done so. ...more

Democracy in Action: The What You Need To Know Ohio Primary List

I could point you to more bandwidth and pulp that contains information you should know as you monitor headlines and the Internet over the next three days for any and all news related to the Democratic presidential primary competition between Senator Hillary Clinton (NY) and Barack Obama (IL) than you would ever be able to consume, but what will any of that tell you that you can't already figure out if you're enough of a wonk or wonkabee that you're reading this blog post or this blog at all? If it sounds like I'm eschewing most of the conventional wisdom, nothing new there. ...more

It was hard to choose - and I left a bunch out - but I guess that's what Google is for. :) I'm ...more

Dispatch from Ohio: Even The Wave radio station is all political ads, all the time

I just received a very distressed phone call from someone running errands this morning in NE Ohio. His first words were, "Someone is making a lot of money." He went on to say that, It's one political ad after another on the radio - even 107! Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones hawking this one, Barack Obama telling us about hope in the other one - it's insane and it's not even Tuesday yet! ...more

It's Not Over Till It's Over

[Originally posted on http://fudgelady.livejournal.com/] New Hampshire has spoken. Now the action moves to Michigan, Nevada and South Carolina. In the meantime, here's my Quote of the Day -- highly appropriate no matter who you're voting for: "Up until now, about half of 1 percent of Americans have voted. Ninety-nine percent plus have not voted. And those 99 percent deserve to have their voices heard because we have had too much in America of people's voices not being heard." -- John Edwards. ...more

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Peace Primary by the Ploughshares Fund

The Plougshares Fund is celebrating its 25th anniversary by sponsoring the Peace Primary. 12 organizations are in the running to win $100,000 to amplify their message during the 2008 election. You can vote for your favorite organization by making a donation to them through the Peace Primary site. ...more

Ask Presidential Candidates about the Arts

Today on ABC's THIS WEEK Iowa Democratic debate Governor Richard received loud applause from the audience for his comments on arts education. I had the pleasure of asking Governor Richard to expand his views on this subject at a televised town hall in Manchester NH on July 5th. Richardson responded that while he wasn’t "artsy," he believed in the importance of arts education and its ability to make students more creative and improve learning in math and science. ...more

Thanks for your question, Sue. Actually in the past, many arts advocacy efforts did involve just ...more