Homeland-Security Street Art

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Hat tip to Sarolta Cump for all of these Homeland-Security finds. Some of the photos were taken before the presidential race got going, but they present issues that have very much carried through into the campaign. First: John Ryan Brubaker from Portland, Oregon, captured this street commentary a couple of ...

Church and Polling Place

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Joyce from Santa Monica, California, spotted this church/state juxtaposition during the '06 elections: [Vaguely Artistic / Flickr] She wondered whether religious imagery in polling places was legal. The answer depends, apparently, on where you live, but it's an issue that continues to be debated.

Immigrants in the Military

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 9th, 2008

This photograph connects two major election issues: immigration and a military stressed by Iraq and Afghanistan. It was taken two years ago by cobalt123 at an immigration-reform march in Phoenix, Arizona: [cobalt123 / Flickr] The boy's sign does appear to be on target, at least according to the numbers from the beginning ...

Arizona Border Mural

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Cobalt123 photographed this mural near the corner of 16th Street and Thomas in Phoenix, Arizona -- John McCain's home city (hat tip to Sarolta Cump): [cobalt123 / Flickr] Cobalt isn't exactly sure what it means, but here's her interpretation, based on the way she sees immigration issues playing out in her community: About ...

Five Years Old: Part I

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, March 20th, 2008

The Iraq war started five years ago yesterday. Here is one American's textured experience of it. Jayel Aheram is a 24-year-old active-duty Marine, a blogger, and an avid photographer. He's also a Ron Paul supporter, so it's easy to assume he might be against the war, but what he writes ...

Photos from Afghanistan

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Since Afghanistan isn't front and center in the MSM or the campaigns at the moment: a reminder of the Americans and Afghans for whom it is daily reality. These pictures were taken several years ago -- in 2005 and 2006 -- but could be from yesterday. The photographer is violinsoldier ...