Archive for November 7th, 2008

Swooning

07Nov08

The generation gap expands. Kanye West, Wilco, Beyonce, Mellencamp Shout Out Historic Obama Victory 11/6/08, 1:52 pm EST Photo: Forrest/Getty As the world celebrates Barack Obama’s victory, countless rockers and rappers have praised and congratulated the new President. In addition to new songs from Thom Yorke and Will.i.am, rapper Common also released a new Obama-inspired […]


Gets Worse

07Nov08

The GOP loses another senate seat as Gordon Smith falls in Oregon. What happened? In the end, the Democrats succeeded primarily because of two factors. First was the willingness of a little-known rookie speaker of the Oregon House, Jeff Merkley, to ignore the advice of friends who thought he should stay in his job and […]


Rahm Choice

07Nov08

Jake Tapper asks about the potential repercussions from the Rahm Emanuel appointment. Will the Arab World Take Issue With Rahm’s Israeli Roots and Pro-Israel Views? <!– Lee Speigel –> Israeli newspapers are already rejoicing about President-elect Obama’s selection of Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., to be his White House chief of staff. As the Israeli newspaper […]


Question

07Nov08

Has any post WWII president taken office in more terrible circumstances?


Turnout Turnup?

07Nov08

Another myth evaporates. A new report from American University’s Center for the Study of the American Electorate concludes that voter turnout in Tuesday’s election was the same in percentage terms as it was four years ago — or at most has risen by less than 1 percent. The report released Thursday estimates that between 126.5 […]