I'm taking a short detour from my usual topics to ask what you think about discussing controversial topics with your friends on Facebook.
Specifically, since it's a social site, is Facebook kind of like a virtual living room, where discussions of politics and religion should be off limits unless you know the people really really well or at least know they are likely to agree with you?
Or is it like newsgoups used to be, a great place to say whatever comes into your head and the devil take the consequences? Or is it perhaps some kind of hybrid, since you know most of the people in real life, albeit not always very well?
The style quotient was high inside and outside the Republican National Convention on Day 1. From reporters in stylish galoshes to delegates in tailored leather blazers, storm conditions didn’t dampen (pun intended) the style of GOP convention attendees.
Tropical Storm Isaac forced the Republican National Convention to postpone much of Day One’s official events. However, there was plenty of activity, especially amongst the press. Armed with my trusty SONY DSLR, I captured some of activities.
BlogHer Editor in Chief, Stacy Morrison, braves Tropical Storm Isaac on her way to the Tampa Convention Center
Welcome to my blog, my name is john Jones and i am from phoenix Arizona. I am twenty nine years old and I love to talk about politics. I know it is a boring topic especially at this time of the year when the temperatures are super high. I love to talk about politics because whether we like it or not, every political decision that is made in this country affects all of us....more
Every time the Presidential elections show their ugly faces. One party always seems to get by through the singling out and vilifying of one group or another in this great country. Typically gay marriage would be the hot topic of right wing assault but with more states going "pro gay" this year with pro gay marriage legislation. the war seems to be on women. Abortion is not a new political talking point but 2012 is quickly turing out to be the year of mass uterine hysteria....more
[Update: The race-based bake sale was held as scheduled on Tuesday, along with several counter protests, including a Magical Muffins bake sale with different prices for Muggles and Wizards. --Grace]...more
When I wrote about June's New Hampshire debate, I wrote that answering the question of what I want in a candidate has two parts: first, the policy part, and second, the competency part. Neither takes precedence over the other in any absolute way, but I defined the competency piece as going "...to overall experience, dedication, integrity, sincerity, thoughtfulness, consistency and respect for all voters, not just the ones that will vote you in, once you are in office."...more