The counting’s over, what now?

Most of the ballots have been counted. The mainstream media has called the election for President Barack Obama. Many are deeply disappointed, perhaps angry. Others are over-joyed, perhaps gloating. Some are suffering, more concerned with their need for food and shelter than in the outcome of an election. Regardless of your response to the election, … Continue reading The counting’s over, what now?

Why I cast a ballot but not a vote

Across social media platforms friends and acquaintances are urging one another to get out and exercise their democratic right to vote. Those who don't vote, so the popular wisdom goes, have neither the right to complain nor the right to express a political opinion. What's more, they cheapen the sacrifices of many women and men … Continue reading Why I cast a ballot but not a vote