Election 2008

Now The Hard Part

Comment voulez-vous gouverner un pays qui a deux cent quarante-six variétés de fromage? Charles de Gaulle’s plaintive question — “How does one govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?” — is well considered in this time. History is painted heavy with the woeful tales of shattered nations. Yet while we […]

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Youth Turnout Up, Decisive!

One objection that’s sometimes raised about youth voter pre-registration in the General Assembly is that young voters are apathetic, and they won’t take advantage of pre-registration even if we implement it. Since pre-registration would cost next to nothing, I’ve never understood what the point of this argument is. Especially since the data from Florida (where

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The Other Campaign

We’re one week out from the Nov. 4 election and the polls are tightening. What once seemed like a sure thing, now looks in danger of slipping away. FiveThirtyEight.com is calling it a “toss-up.” I’m talking about California’s Proposition 8, a measure that would amend their state constitution and abolish over 11,000 same-sex marriages in

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