On election day, we had the great opportunity to talk to Richard. T. Arndt. Mr. Arndt started his career as a professor for 18th-century literature at Columbia University before taking up cultural diplomacy with the US Information Agency and the … Continue reading
So here we go, it’e election night. We’ve found a spot in the Busboys & Poets bar, a “democratic stronghold”, as somebody here just told us. The place is very popular, the atmosphere is a bit like the public viewing … Continue reading
We’ve arrived in D.C. with just one day to go till the election. Here’s a summary of how we’ve experienced the campaign while traveling across the United States in the last four weeks. For more, check out the Election category … Continue reading
We’ve been unfaithful to Tocqueville. Instead of following our friend’s route from Cincinnati to Pittsburg, we ended up visiting Sebastian’s host family in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He stayed with them for a year during high school. Family comes before work, sorry … Continue reading
We went to see a football game in Nashville today. The Tennessee Titans were playing against the Indianapolis Colts. Before the game our couchsurfing hosts took us tailgating in the stadium’s parking lot. Tailgating involves drinking beer and having a … Continue reading
In tonight’s debate, Obama and Romney were supposed to discuss foreign policy issues. They did, in a sense, but they also brought up their standard talking points on domestic issues again and again, with hardly any interference by moderator Bob … Continue reading
According to Wikipedia, Green Bay is the smallest metropolitan area in the United States that has a professional sports team, the Green Bay Packers. But boy, are people proud of their football team! Everybody here’s a Packers fan. And when … Continue reading
As we were driving up North to Sault Ste Mary, passing through the city of Saginaw, we thought it would be interesting to see some Republican campaigning. Until now we had mostly met young, progressive people who either supported the … Continue reading
In the race between Obama and Romney, more money is spent on campaigning than in any previous election. Where is this money coming from? There are three main types of campaign financing in this election.
Tonight, the second presidential debate between Obama and Romney took place. We put together a storify board of the best tweets, videos, and quotes.
Thanks to our hosts Amanda, Anna and Diego, we just had a wonderful time in Buffalo (and at Niagara falls, here are some pictures). All three of them are very active in their community, organising various volunteer programs.
Joe Biden debated Paul Ryan tonight. They put up an entertaining and pointed 90 minutes that I would summarize like this: And the debate is over. Biden was more energetic and aggressive, Ryan seemed a bit bland but well prepared. … Continue reading
We’re in Albany right now, some 150 miles up the Hudson River from New York City. We couchsurfed and stayed with Patrick and Torben. They were telling us a little about the city, which won the All-America City Award in … Continue reading
At Union Square station on the New York subway, we met people from the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). They were asking people to register as voters for the upcoming elections. In our video, their project coordinator explains … Continue reading