Tag: Election 2008
rebeccatraister
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
September 24th, 2010

Senior writer for Salon.com Rebecca Traister, whose first book Big Girls Don’t Cry traces the pivotal campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential election cycle, talked to Tavis about how the political landscape has changed for women in America in the past two years. But in a second conversation that continued [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
December 6th, 2009

A version of this post was first published at BikingforObama.com This week marks the one-year anniversary of that fateful Tuesday last December when I took off on my bicycle from Los Angeles, en route to see President Obama’s inauguration in Washington D.C. to document this historic moment in our nation’s history. I gained so many [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 6th, 2009

This post was first published at VeniceforChange.com. I have a tiny, 750 square-foot house. But I’ve somehow made room for one of those enormous Obama “Hope” posters. You know the one. You’ve seen it a million times. This one sits framed in my kitchen. On it are the signatures of many of the volunteers I [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
October 5th, 2009

The passage of Proposition 8 in California led to a dramatically increased awareness of homophobia around the country as well as the launch of a new generation of activists. What I didn’t realize until recently, though, is that Prop. 8 was also a unique catalyst in battling racism and faith-phobia. Following the LGBTQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer) community’s [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
February 2nd, 2009

Now that Obama is in the White House and there’s no use for all of those countdown clocks, a couple of meters have popped up. 1) The Change-o-Meter, run by Slate, assigns a daily score to President Obama based on how much his “administration is changing Washington.” Highest score so far is 60. Slate gave [...]

Interview
Airdate: October 20, 2008

Former secretary of state describes the most pressing issues that the next president will inherit and why the VP is so important for dealing with those issues.

Interview
Airdate: August 21, 2008

Colorado governor comments on the upcoming Democratic National Convention and describes how Sen. Obama can best run against Sen. McCain in the coming months.