Archive for November, 2008

Remembering Miriam Makeba

Monday, November 10th, 2008

One of Africa’s great voices was lost last night. Miriam Makeba died in Italy, shortly after a concert. Makeba gave a powerful voice to her people during the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. The South African government revoked her citizenship in 1963, but in the following years she was given honorary citizenship by 10 […]

A Dream Realized

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

There is a direct trajectory from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speach 45 years ago to President (elect) Barack Obama’s victory speech in Chicago. Maybe this is Dr. King’s dream realized? Obama’s campaign has already transformed this country. I have noticed how frequently the white middle class Obama supporters expressed their surprise […]

America looks great in blue

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

This map shows the US states sized proportional to their populations. Blue states voted for Obama, red states for McCain. In some of the blue states Obama only got a few thousand votes more than McCain (like in NC) but all the electoral votes of those states go towards the candidate who carries the state. […]

Carolina Blue

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

This is sweet! Today I am especially proud to be a Tar Heel! North Carolina turned blue for Obama. It looks like the Democrat won by a few thousand votes in NC. This is the first time since President Carter that a Democrat won this state. The map above shows results county by county and […]

Hell, Yeah!!!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008