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Bumper Sticker Shift: What A Difference 9 Months Makes

For the first two weeks of December 2008, the following were our five best-selling bumper stickers:

1. Barack 2008, Michelle 2016 bumper sticker 2. Go Solar bumper sticker 3. Obama ’08: Mission Accomplished bumper sticker 4. 1-20-09 bumper sticker 5. O: The President bumper sticker

For the last week of August 2009, the following were [...]

Amy White: Notes on Free Speech After the 2008 Election

Amy White, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ohio University and author of Virtually Obscene: the Case for an Uncensored Internet, spoke at the ACLU’s Election Dissection symposium on November 12, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. Addressing the status of free speech, White characterized the coming Obama presidency as much like that of the Clinton era, during [...]

2008 Secessionist Fantasy

With the new red nations of Chesapeake and Mackinac, a shared waterway is what defines the small national identity. The blue nation of Montana is landlocked, but it has a border with Canada. [...]

Video of Columbus, OH Post-Election Demonstration, Nov. 5 2008

A new group here in Ohio called Columbus for Peace (no website yet, though I understand there will be one soon) called for people to come to the corner of Broad and High streets at 10:00 AM to demonstrate for peace and the American Constitution today, no matter who was elected president. The idea was [...]

San Francisco Calls Post-Election Demonstration: 5:00 PM

The list of November 5 post-election political demonstrations is growing. In San Francisco, people will meet at 5:00 PM today at the corner of Market and Powell Streets to attend “this open-air event, inviting everyone including you.” The goal: to advocate for the actual enactment of progressive and peaceful policy by the new administration of [...]

Seattle Calls Post-Election Obama Demonstration: 5:30 PM

Emma Kaplan of World Can’t Wait announces a post-election political demonstration in Seattle, Washington at 5:30 pm at the corner of 4th and Pine on Westlake. Excerpts from her call articulate the mixed feelings and unease of progressive Americans:

All of us living in this country will confront change after tomorrow’s election, but not the [...]

Celebrate Obama and Prepare Just in Case

I’m hoping Barack Obama will win, but preparing this emergency McCain victory response kit just in case. [...]