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Corporate Landscaping

Planted in straight lines with vast expanses of sterile mulch laid down to prevent unplanned growth between, these plants seem to have been intended to serve as a botanical model for corporate employees, a depressing landscape to be confronted with at 8:55 every morning, a mockery of a garden.


Columbus, Ohio Polling Place Report for Election Day 2008

I’ve just come back from a visit to four polling places in the area surrounding the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. This was, you may recall, the epicenter for long lines and voter irregularities in the presidential election of 2004. What I saw in these visits from 9:00 to 9:30 was straightforwardly […]

McCain 9/29, Obama 10/4, Columbus Ohio. Two Rallies, Same City, One Week Apart. Big Difference.

When I showed up 2 1/2 hours before the 9/29/08 rally in Columbus, Ohio in support of John McCain and Sarah Palin, I jumped right to the head of the line… because I was the line:

When I showed up 2 1/2 hours before the 10/4/08 rally in Columbus, Ohio in support of Barack […]

Don't Vote Nov. 4 in Ohio, Whatever You Do

Whatever you do, for goodness’ sake, if you live in Ohio don’t vote on Election Day this November.

I know I won’t.

In 2004, voting line waits were as long as 11 hours in the state of Ohio, and on the radio this morning an elections analyst was predicting an average wait of an hour […]