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Liveblogging the debate, part deux

Well, it’s that time again. With the world economy in crisis, and the administration sticking to it’s “Everything’s gonna be OK” strategy, our candidates are holding a “town hall”-style debate. I live-blogged the last debate, and it wiped me out and pissed off the other people in the room, but the online response was quite…

On Palin’s Positions

Michael highlighted Sarah Palin’s positions on evolution and climate change, explaining that her logic loops make him nervous. Me too. And that’s why I’d like to debate her. And it turns out some readers, sciblings, many bloggers, and C-SPAN agree it might be fun.

Live blogging the debate

2100 hrs This is a bit of an experiment for me. First, I haven’t done a lot of live blogging. Second, I don’t know whether science will play any part in tonight’s debate. 2102 Lehrer is introducing. Looks like McCain showed up… Lehrer: quoting Eisenhower, re military and econ strength. Obama: poised, confident. Acknowledges poor…

The Importance of Being Sarah

I really did not think I would live to see the day when a major political party in the U.S. would find it necessary to add a woman to the ticket in order to win the presidency. It’s a shame I can’t be at all happy about the particular party and woman making history. However,…

30 Issues in 30 Days

As a resident of NYC, I spend a lot of time listening to WNYC, which is one of the finest talk radio stations in the country and is also one of the several National Public Radio affiliates in NYC. To help prepare voters for the upcoming election, the morning host, Brian Lehrer, is collaborating with…

Candidate’s promises and positions do not always match what is constitutionally or procedurally possible. It is possible to wrap oneself in the Constitution and hide behind it at the same time. Several years ago, a child died when a string attached to his ‘hoodie’ was caught in the frame of the playground slide down which…