Don’t Give Him a Canary

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Every culture has its superstitions – black cats, broken mirrors, and walking under ladders are all bad luck where I come from. I’m sophisticated enough to scoff at these, but one I grew up with sticks with me, even while I laugh at myself for halfway believing in it. It’s the [...]

FCC Votes Tuesday on White Spaces

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson The most historical vote of our lifetime is not the only one taking place November 4.  Also on that day the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote in an open meeting on rules for operation of low power devices in a portion of the broadcast televison spectrum known as “white spaces.” [...]

Hunger Must Be on Presidential Plate

Posted by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson This opinion piece appeared today in the Boston Herald. The first named writer is a former Senator from South Dakota and the Democratic candidate for president in 1972.  The second is a Congressmember from Massachusetts. Rural Votes’ Matt Barron and Sen. George McGovern, Denver, 8-26-08 By George McGovern and Jim [...]

Obama & Biden in Florida (And on your TV)

By Tracy Russo If you were home Wednesday night, chances are you caught Obama’s 30-minute prime time special, “America Stories, American Solutions”: At the end of the clip, they went live to a rally in Sunrise, Florida, where I happened to be.  Since it went from being your typical 30,000 screaming supporters in an arena [...]

The Tears of a Clown

J. Marcus Hey everyone! Meet Ashley Todd. Ashley thought that the best way to support her presidential candidate was to try to demonize her way out of anonymity and into our hearts. It almost worked, too! Here’s a picture of the mini-Machiavelli, in case you had missed it: Awww. She’s a keeper. This is an [...]

ACORN says, “Not this time.”

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson ACORN, the organization dedicated to advocacy for low- and moderate-income people, is fighting back against the McCain Campaign and Republican Party’s attempt to brand them as a danger to American democracy., by charging them with voter fraud. Granted, a few bad apples have tried to pad their paychecks by filing voter [...]

Macomb County Suit Settled

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson The Democratic and Republican parties have settled a lawsuit filed by the Obama campaign, agreeing that people whose homes are slated for foreclosure in Macomb County, Michigan, will not be challenged when they come to vote next Tuesday. The suit was triggered by an article published last month in the Michigan [...]

Running Away from Veterans … Literally

by Karen St. John Let’s cut to the chase. There is an interesting race going on in New York’s 29th district. The incumbent Republican, Randy Kuhl, grew up working on farms and in construction, achieving a B.S. in civil engineering. A career politician, he served in the New York State Assembly and State Senate before [...]

Kissell v. Hayes: The Video

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Regular readers here know about Robin Hayes, five-term GOP representative in North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District — how he’s voted against veterans, and how high school teacher Larry Kissell is staging a rematch after losing in 2006 by 329 out of more than 120,000 votes cast. NC-8 is home to dying [...]

Rural Election Watch: Colorado Senate

By Sean Reagan Out in the Rocky Mountains, a formerly reliable bastion of red state voters, things are looking good for Democrats. Democratic Congressman Mark Udallhas opened up what may be an insurmountable lead on his Republican opponent Bob Schafferas the two men vie for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Wayne Allard. [...]