If I Had to Vote Republican

Random thoughts on tonight's Republican Debate (live-blogging): The format of the debate, with Brian Williams and Tim Russert asking specific questions with little follow-up or interaction from the other candidates makes things a little stilted. [ETA: This got better as the night wore on.] I was surprised and glad to see Ron Paul on the … Continue reading If I Had to Vote Republican

I Believe, and I’m All In

Barack Obama pulled off something special last night with his impressive victory in the Iowa caucuses, and while I'm always reluctant to declare "history in the making" while still in the moment, it's hard not to get caught up in the glorious potential of that moment. This moment. "Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can … Continue reading I Believe, and I’m All In

Preliminary Thoughts on Election 2008

I refuse to become as emotionally invested in the presidential race this time around, largely because none of the candidates speak to me as strongly as Kucinich did back in 2004 when he represented an admittedly longshot at legitimate change.  Between him and Sharpton, there were issues put on the table that couldn't easily be swept … Continue reading Preliminary Thoughts on Election 2008

Comment: Giving the People What They Want

Marvel EIC, Joe Quesada, and his main partner in crime, Brian Michael Bendis, caused a minor tempest in a teapot a couple of weeks ago during Newsarama's "Quesadarama" PR stunt that gave Quesada "control" of the site for the week. He posted an entertaining mix of informative and self-indulgent interviews with the likes of Kevin … Continue reading Comment: Giving the People What They Want

This just in from the completely unexpected and wow-you-don't-know-me-do-you Christmas gift department: My new boss just gave me a coffee mug from Tiffany's and a $25 gift certificate to Starbucks. Times like this are what "it's the thought that counts" were made for! The mug looks odd sitting on my desk next to my Kucinich … Continue reading