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 ...

How Obama Lost a Vote

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Sticking with the FISA story for one more post, here's a video (found by Sarolta Cump) from an angry former Obama supporter. Jim is from Columbus, Ohio, and he explains how Obama gained and then lost his vote: Notice how he left a little loophole at the end?

Obama, FISA, and Social Networking

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

[Vaguely Artistic / Flickr] Voters are using my.barackobama.com to tell Obama they don't like something he's done. Specifically, they don't like his promise to support the FISA bill in Congress. So they've created a special group called Get FISA Right. It was started on June 26th and already has over 15,000 ...

Obama to Support FISA Bill

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

On Friday, Barack Obama declared that he supports the FISA bill wending its way through Congress. This is the bill that essentially allows the government more leeway to wiretap and gives the telecom companies immunity for handing records to the Bush administration. Many Democratic voters seem unhappy. Erich Rauchway is ...