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Taking your kid to the polls

Is there anything quite like election day? For me, it has always been something of a holiday. As a young cub reporter I stayed up all night, waiting for returns and even, some years, writing out the results by hand in a grid that ran on the front pag...

Campaign sign shocks 9-year-old boy

No, not that kind of shock. The nine-year-old boy in question didn't find the McCain-Palin sign in Shawn Turschak 's front yard to be outrageous or scandalous. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina boy actually got an electrical shock when he touched it. T...

Girl called racist for wearing Palin T-shirt

Ashleigh Jones got a lot more than she bargained for when she recently donned a "Go, Sarah, Go" T-shirt and wore it to school. The twelve-year-old Florida native was called a racist by her classmates at New Smyrna Beach Middle School. Jones had volu...

Blogger calls Sarah Palin's child a 'prop'

Blogging is, by its very nature, a personal thing. Bloggers express their opinions and readers are free to express theirs by way of comments. But nobody ever said that freedom of expression means freedom from consequences. This is something that blo...

Obama wins Scholastic Kids Election poll

Every four years since 1940, Scholastic Magazine has asked young readers to pick the next president. In all but two of those 'elections', the kids have chosen the candidate who went on to win the presidency (they failed to predict Harry Truman in 194...

Newborn named Sarah McCain Palin

(Click the photo for the Top 12 Weirdest Baby Names) How do you show support for your presidential candidate? Signs in your yard? Bumper stickers on your car? Maybe you just show up and vote on the first Tuesday in November? Whatever you do, I'll...

Barack Obama offers mail-order baby kisses

Okay, so maybe the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator wasn't of interest to you. Maybe your politics make you more interested in her opponent, the charismatic senator from Illinois. So how do you support Obama and get your fledgling democrat involved in...

Halloween to predict the next president?

There's more to Halloween than costumes and candy. Coming, as it does, just a few days before one of the most important elections we've had in a long time, it's also a potential predictor of the outcome of that election. You see, one of the perennial...

Sarah Palin cut funding for teen mothers

It's a good thing seventeen-year-old Bristol Palin has her family's support during her pregnancy because it turns out that one of the things her mother did as governor of Alaska was to use her line-item veto to cut funding for a program that includes...

Roseanne Barr rips Angelina Jolie and the kids

If you thought 'funny' lady Roseanne Barr had quietly disappeared to wherever it is that loud, opinionated comedians disappear to, you were wrong. She's still out there and she's still making her opinions known. A few days ago, she posted a rather na...

WALL-E: Cute robot or liberal propaganda?

While I had my issues with WALL-E, I wouldn't have considered leftist brain-washing to be one of them (although, I suppose some might argue that I'm so far gone I wouldn't notice it in the first place). It seems, however, that some of the more conser...

PD*Poll: Are families off-limits during elections?

Barack Obama is upset because the Republicans and the media have cast aspersions on his wife's character, questioning her patriotism and calling her his "baby mama". He told one network that "I've said publicly before, and I'll say it again - I think...

Oklahoma town elects teenage mayor

When I first read the headline announcing that 19-year-old John Tyler Hammons had been elected mayor of a town in Oklahoma, I immediately assumed that town must have a population of about 12 or so. I mean, the pickings must be pretty slim if they are...

Junior politician practices the important parts

Thirteen-year-old Ralph Hardy wants to be a politician some day. In order to prepare for that role in society, he's already begun practicing some of the well-known aspects of the position -- he swiped his father's credit card, ordered up some food an...

Clinton ad girl makes her own ad

Remember Casey Knowles, the girl whose stock video from eight years ago turned up in a Hillary Clinton ad even though she is now a staunch Obama supporter? The Clinton ad, of course, did nothing wrong -- stock video is there to be used for just abo...

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