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Another item from the painted lady estate sale a couple weeks ago. Piggy’s pin says “Elect moi”. I would live in that country.

Another item from the painted lady estate sale a couple weeks ago. Piggy’s pin says “Elect moi”. I would live in that country.

Your Wednesday Briefing - NYTimes.com

Iraqi women showed inked fingers after casting their ballots at a polling station in Baghdad.

This is an amazing photo.

Your Wednesday Briefing - NYTimes.com

Iraqi women showed inked fingers after casting their ballots at a polling station in Baghdad.

This is an amazing photo.

Collision by Max Hattler

Max Hattler’s multi-award winning abstract political short film, in HD. Islamic patterns and American quilts and the colours and geometry of flags as an abstract field of reflection.
Speaking of really good blog headers, did you know that…  (a) the State Department has a blog (b) it looks all hip and has a Twitter feed in the sidebar (c) it’s called Dipnote, which is awesomely close to Dipset, which the State Department may or may not know is another name for the “Harlem-based hip hop group” The Diplomats (hey, that works on so many levels!!) (d) this blog has a really nice looking blog header?  Yes, all of these things are true.  What’s more, Hillary is setting up some kind of cyber-program in which “American students will partner with our embassies abroad to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world”?  What does that even mean?!  But hey, we’re living in the future!  2009!

Speaking of really good blog headers, did you know that… (a) the State Department has a blog (b) it looks all hip and has a Twitter feed in the sidebar (c) it’s called Dipnote, which is awesomely close to Dipset, which the State Department may or may not know is another name for the “Harlem-based hip hop group” The Diplomats (hey, that works on so many levels!!) (d) this blog has a really nice looking blog header? Yes, all of these things are true. What’s more, Hillary is setting up some kind of cyber-program in which “American students will partner with our embassies abroad to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world”? What does that even mean?! But hey, we’re living in the future! 2009!

Surfstation - Print Liberation - I Survived the Bush Administration

Surfstation - Print Liberation - I Survived the Bush Administration

The Inauguration. At Last. - And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog - NYTimes.com
This is really wonderful. I recommend reading the whole thing.

The Inauguration. At Last. - And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog - NYTimes.com

This is really wonderful. I recommend reading the whole thing.

The desire to be better is ephemeral, and to some extent it’s bound to be disappointed, but without it the Bush era ending today would be irredeemable.
George Packer
For me, this will be the enduring memory of election night 2008: One generation released its grief. The next looked up confusedly, eager to please and yet unable to comprehend just what the tears were about.

Tears to Remember - Judith Warner Blog - NYTimes.com

This is really powerful. I love this lady.

Like many Americans, I first saw Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic convention. I remember telling my wife excitedly, ‘This guy is probably stuffed after a cup of minestrone!’
Finally, a Thin President - NYTimes.com
The American Prospect

The American Prospect

Barracuda

Did anyone else notice the Republicans played Heart’s “Barracuda” like 3 songs after McCain finished his speech at the convention last night? WTF? I’d really like to have been there for the decision making process behind that one: “This song is just BAD ASS — John McCain is a bad ass! YEAH ADDING TO PLAYLIST!!” And it looks like Heart is confused, and rightfully pissed, too.

"Map Quest," The New Yorker’s Naked Campaign (via nakedcampaign)