Entries Tagged as 'October 2008'

The Democratic Wave in Iowa: Can Iowa’s Democratic Congressional Challengers Ride Obama’s Coattails to Victory?

October 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

When Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president in February 2007, his potential for superstardom – evidenced by his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and subsequent election to the United States Senate – may have been swiftly realized, but he still faced an uphill primary battle against New York Senator Hillary [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Features · Gavin Aronsen · October 2008

Rob Hubler: Could-Have-Been Rock Star Turned Congressional Candidate

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The following was published as a sidebar to “The Democratic Wave in Iowa” in our October issue. In his youth, Hubler said, he turned down what might have been an opportunity to become a rock star. When he moved to California with his parents in 1961, he met the Love brothers of Beach Boys fame [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Features · Gavin Aronsen · October 2008

Midway (Part II)

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Part I of “Midway” was published in last month’s issue of the Ames Progressive. Read it online here. Kate came home at five. I was dozing at the table, torn between passing out or nursing my anger and what was left of the bourbon a little while longer. I watched Kate step out of her [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Colette Ryder-Hall · Fiction · October 2008

Interview: Ralph Nader

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate and political activist, is running for president as an independent with running mate Matt Gonzalez. He has secured a place on the November ballot in Iowa with the Peace and Freedom Party. Nader delivered a campaign speech at Iowa State University on October 10, 2008. After his speech, Nader sat [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Interviews · Nate Logsdon · October 2008

John McCain’s Concession Speech

October 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

My friends, the American people have spoken and I concede that Barack Obama is the next president of the United States. I’ve been looking forward to this: now that the race is finally over, I would like to take a moment for some straight talk. My friends, in the 2000 presidential campaign I was devastated [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Editorials · October 2008

Movie Review: W.

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The George W. Bush that we know today is an irrelevant figurehead, a leader leading no one, a placeholder with a highly anticipated expiration date. He has less-than-zero influence in the international community, he is thoroughly disapproved of in his own country, and his own political party pays little attention to his pronouncements and makes [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Nate Logsdon · October 2008 · Reviews

Voter Fraud in the 2008 Election

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

On October 29, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Help America Vote Act, a large legislative response to the pandemonium that led to his narrow victory of the White House.  The act was authored by Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut with information from a congressional report co-chaired by former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Kate Kennedy · October 2008 · Under the Radar

Cannibalism on the South Seas

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Cartoons · October 2008

A Great Love of Mine

October 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · October 2008 · Poetry

Salinger

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

What if I had died last Thursday before reading Catcher in the Rye? I’d have never been introduced to Salinger. Never known that there is a God and he is made flesh and Salinger is Him. Would I have gone to Heaven anyway? Good question. I have no idea. What were you doing last Thursday [...]

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Tags: 2008 · AP Issues · Fiction · October 2008