Protect the Vote is looking for teams of videographers to go to New Hampshire on Election Day. If you are interested, contact Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) member Matt Fullerton. Eye on Democracy is holding a video contest – submit a three minute video reflecting the voting experiences, positive or negative, of people in Massachusetts on Election Day – cash prizes (courtesy of CCTV).
Archive for October 2008
While I’ll be going MIA for the next few days, thanks in part to my finance midterm, I simply couldn’t resist a short blip on the Alaskan drama that’s unfolding around Palin. My biggest question is whether voters will shun Palin for her actions or rally around her in support?
The US presidential race has now become so polarised both Republicans and Democrats will likely see the report’s findings as vindication for their own trenchant views about Mrs Palin, says the BBC’s Richard Lister in Washington.
Alaska’s governor will either be seen as the victim of a Democratic party hatchet job, or a hypocrite.
Most voters, for now at least, seem more concerned about who will extract them from the current economic crisis, rather than any questions about political infighting in far-off Alaska, our correspondent adds.
Read more about “Troopergate”, Palin and the election at the Huffington Post.
Doyle of smartMeme offers an insightful and thought-provoking reflection on the recent bailout. She sheds light on a challenging topic and makes the case for why things are never going to be the same.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling like this economic meltdown moment is a game-changer. The recent firestorm over the “bailout” is the beginning of a whole new conversation about our economic system, the role of the state, and extreme wealth and inequality. It is also clearly not the end of our economic woes, and things are likely going to get worse before they get better (excerpt from Battle of the (Bailout) Story).
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For those of you who know me, my obsession is not only for technology, media…um, and wine, but also for handmade goods and lovely creative things. I was lucky enough to stumble upon two such finds this afternoon during lunch thanks to Etsy: Creature Comforts and Melissa Loves.
Both blogs are full of wonderfully satisfying creative and stylish goodies. I particularly love Creative Comforts’ “CHIC FOR CHEAP” segment – and Melissa has one too! I’m hooked, as I’m always trying to remain pulled together on a dime, and am eager for the next post in this series. In the meantime, I’m off to track down that eye catching blue top and the Converse jacket. Thanks ladies!
The Pew Internet & American Life Project (an initiative of the Pew Research Center with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation) recently released, ” Teens, Video Games and Civics: Teens’ gaming experiences are diverse and include significant social interaction and civic engagement“. This one of a kind report reveals the political implications, potential gains and social impact of this digitally driven gaming culture.
The first national survey of its kind finds that virtually all American teens play computer, console, or cell phone games and that the gaming experience is rich and varied, with a significant amount of social interaction and potential for civic engagement (courtesy of Pew Internet).