The Clinton campaign as Shakespearean Tragedy

by Demi Miller, Minnesota Progressive Caucus, 6/4/08 • As I’ve been following this campaign it has struck me that so much of how these events unfold is not in our complete control. Concepts that the writers of Greek Tragedy understood – the role of Fate, the power of pride and hubris, the blindness that ambition can sometimes create in us, the capriciousness of the timing of crucial events – all can influence outcomes in unpredictable ways. Continue Reading

Green wave to come

by Rachel Dykoski, 6/4/08 • Fourteen hours have passed since I struggled home from the most amazing rally. After hearing Sen. Barack Obama at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul last night, my heart is still full of hope.

So many of us are committed to the ideals of the Democratic party. Every vote must count because everybody matters, and hearing his speech yesterday made me believe it. “We are the future we’ve been waiting for,” is not some blithe accolade or turn of phrase. It’s an axiom for a movement – a green wave of opportunity in which we all can play a role.

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Passion and bitterness without circumspection

by Eric Pusey, 5/10/08 • Y’all probably notice that I don’t write about the Presidential race much at all. First because my goal is to write about MN politics. Second cuz I’m a wonk and if I were to start, it’d be all I’d write about … ever … its a wee bit complex as you all know. Third, there are MORE than enough people covering it … from the gasbag, lying, egotistical pundits to sites like Daily Kos, Crooks and Liars, firedoglake and Huffington Post to thousands of blogs across the country.

Eric Pusey blogs at mnblue

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Choosing a political home: Young Republican

by Igor Luzhansky, 4/16/08 • Three Sixty • For most of my life I was never very interested in politics, and neither were most of my friends. I was much more interested in ancient history, origami, and biology. But during my junior year in high school, I realized that I would be old enough to vote in the 2008 election, and I started to think about the issues and my vote.

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Getting active — glamour and grunt work: Young Democrat

by Matthew Smith, 4/16/08 • Three Sixty • Since my junior year, I’ve always been a part of my school’s Young Democrats. Coming from a working class family in St. Paul, I’ve always been told to support the little guy and that the Democratic Party did this. Going to meetings was the extent of my political involvement.

This blog was written for Three Sixty, a youth journalism program based at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is reprinted with permission from Three Sixty.

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