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Archived Election news links

Below you will find the cornucopia of articles I’ve been linking to in the home page sidebar column “Featured election news/analysis” during the last two action-packed and frenzy-filled months of the 2008 elections, as well as their aftermath.  Listing is in reverse chronological order; most recent material on top.  The topics are almost exclusively narrowed to the anti-gay marriage initiatives (pretty much California’s only) and the Obama/McCain presidential campaigns.

I am under no delusions that my read of current events is anything more than erratic and idiosyncratic — this is no index of the best analyses on these issues, a standard I generally try to shoot for here — but at least if there was something you read on the home page that you wanted to find again, here it is.

“Gay But Equal?”, Mary Frances Berry, The New York Times, 15 Jan 2009. 

Obama’s Gay Marriage Flip Flop: He Was For It Before He Was Against It,” Gabriel Rotello, The Huffington Post , 14 Jan 2009. 

“In a First, Gay Rights Are Pressed at the U.N.,” Neil MacFarquhar, The New York Times, 18 Dec 2008.

“On Civil Rights, Obama Must Lead, Not Tinker,” Jeffrey Feldman, The Huffington Post, 18 December 2008.

Milk and the Idea of California,” Eli Sanders, The American Prospect, 5 Dec 2008.
[h/t Terrence at Republic of T.]

“The New Politics of Yes: Yes We Can… Overturn Prop 8,” Torrie Osborn, The Bilerico Project, 1 Dec 2008

“NYT op-ed on Prop 8, blacks and a ‘moral minority,'” Pam Spaulding, Pam’s House Blend, 1 Dec 2008.

“Eight is Enough,” Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker, 1 Dec 2008.

“Gay Marriage and a Moral Minority,” Charles M. Blow, New York Times, 29 Nov 2008.

“Beyond Black vs. Gay: A Wake-Up Call to Gay Marriage Activists in California,” Robert Chlala, The Public Record, 22 Nov 2008.

“Probe into LDS Church’s Prop 8 donations going forward,” Jessica Ravitz, Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Nov 2008.

“Anti-Prop 8 backlash changes minds,” Markos Moulitsas, Daily Kos, 24 Nov 2008.

“White extremists lash out over election of first black president,” Howard Witt, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov 2008.

“Both sides in California’s Prop 8. battle look ahead to 2010,” Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2008.
“Prop. 8 divides Bay Area Catholics,” Matthai Kuruvila, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Nov 2008.
“2008 Amendment Battles LiveBlog with Kate Kendall, Nadine Smith, and Barbara McCullough-Jones,” Bil Browning, The Bilerico Project, 20 Nov 2008.

“The courts and Prop. 8,” Editors, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov 2008.

“Prop. 8 gay marriage ban goes to Supreme Court,” Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov 2008. [Updated 20 Nov 2008.]

“Teaching Kindergarteners About Gay Marriage,” Paige Schlit, The Bilerico Project, 18 Nov 2008.

“What It’s Like For Our Children,” Terrence Heath, Republic of T., 17 Nov. 2008.

“The NAACP Gets It,” Terrence Heath, Republic of T., 17 Nov. 2008.

“Taking on the System and the Prop 8 protests,” Markos Moulitsas, Daily Kos, 17 Nov 2008.

“Brown urges state high court to hear anti-Prop. 8 suits,” Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Nov 2008.

“Now is the time for equality for all Americans,” Cleve Jones and Dustin Lance Black, The San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Nov. 2008. See also seven weeks to equality.

“California Supreme Court ponders challenges to gay-marriage ban,” Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2008.

“Rainbow of civil rights groups petition CA court to halt enactment of Prop 8,” Pam Spaulding, Pam’s House Blend, 15 Nov. 2008.

“Mormons Tipped Scale in Ban on Gay Marriage,”Jesse McKinley and Kirk Johnson, The New York Times, 14 Nov. 2008.

“LGBT Parents: the Forgotten Voices of Prop. 8,” Dana Rudolph, Mombian, 14 Nov. 2008.

“What it Felt Like to Be Equal,” Judith Warner, The New York Times, 13 Nov. 2008.

“What Happens Next (Call in Gay Day: December 10),” Aimy Balliett, JoinTheImpact.com, 14 Nov. 2008.

“State high court shows interest in anti-Prop. 8 suits,” Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Nov. 2008.

“Sworn Complaint Filed Against Mormon Church with California FPPC and 2 State Attorneys General,” Californians Against Hate, 13 Nov. 2008.

“Prop 8 Myths,” Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight.com: Electoral Projections Done Right, 11 Nov. 2008.

“L.A. county joins Prop 8 challengers,” The Los Angeles Times’ L.A. Now blog, 12 Nov. 2008

“The court will overturn Prop. 8,” LaDoris H. Cordell, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Nov. 2008.

“Gay Marriage is a Question of Love,” Keith Olbermann, Special Comment on Countdown, 10 Nov. 2008.

“Schwarzenegger tells backers of gay marriage: Don’t give up,” Michael Rothfeld and Tony Barboza, The Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2008. And: “Lawmakers join call to overturn Prop. 8”, SF Gate (picked up from AP), 10 Nov. 2008.

“Gays, blacks divided on Proposition 8,” Cara Mia DiMassa and Jessica Garrison, The Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2008.

“Tears to Remember,” Judith Warner, New York Times, 6 Nov. 2008.

“Anti-Prop. 8 protests spring up in California,” Ari B. Bloomekatz, Joanna Lin, and Raja Abdulrahim, The Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2008.

“Blaming Black Voters for Prop 8 Loss is Wrong and Destructive,” Kathryn Kolbert, President, People for the American Way, 7 Nov. 2008.

“Our Choice on Prop 8 and African Americans: Reckless Carping or Productive Change?” By Cindy Rizzo, The Bilerico Project, 6 Nov. 2008.

Point: “No on 8’s white bias,” Jasmyne A. Cannick (of jasmynecannick.com), Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2008.  Counterpoint: “An unfair attack on white gays,” Kevin Naff, Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2008.

“The N-bomb is dropped on black passersby at Prop 8 protests,” Pam Spaulding at Pam’s House Blend, 7 Nov. 2008.

“Marital Discord: Why Prop 8 Won,” Richard Kim, The Nation, 5 Nov. 2008.

“Prop 8 protesters target Mormon temple in Westwood,” Joanna Lin and Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2008.

Final statement from the No on 8 campaign, 6 Nov. 2008.

Statement by No on Prop 8 Campaign on Election Status, 5 Nov. 2008. (More at SacBee here.)

“Proposition 8,”
by Markos Moulitsas at Daily Kos, 5 Nov. 2008.

“Voters approve Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages,” Jessica Garrison, Cara DiMassa, and Richard C. Paddock, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2008. 

“Same-sex marriage ban winning,” John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Nov. 2008.

“Ballot initiatives provide a wake up call to the LGBT community about race,” Pam Spaulding at Pam’s House Blend, 5 Nov. 2008.

“Blame the Brown People = Recipe for Failure,” by Darkrose at Pam’s House Blend, 5 Nov. 2008. 

Sikivu Hutchinson, “Why African Americans Should Oppose California’s Proposition 8,” on AlterNet, 31 Oct. 2008.“A line in the Sand for Same-Sex Marriage Foes,” by Laurie Goodstein for The New York Times, 26 Oct. 2008.                        

Michelle Garcia, writing in The Advocate, 22 Oct., 2008, “Mormons Bankroll Anti-Gay Marriage Amendments in California, Arizona.”

“Wedding Field Trip Riles Right,” posted 16 Oct., 2008, by Dana Rudolph of Mombian. 

“Gay marriages in California surpass those in Massachusetts,”, Jessica Garrison, on 7 Oct., 2008, at the Los Angeles Times.

Data released Monday (6 Oct 08) by UCLA’s Williams Institute found that an estimated 11, 000 same-sex couples were married in CA since June 17, when the court began to allow them.

“Foes of gay-marriage ban say poll shows Prop. 8 leading,” by Jessica Garrison, 8 Oct., 2008, in the Los Angeles Times

State of the Race: Is McCain in Trouble?, posted by Nate Silver on FiveThirtyEight.com, 18 Sept., 2008.                        

“Marriage Equality: Mormons v. Brad Pitt”, posted by juls on DailyKos, 18 Sept., 2008. 

“Zombie feminists of the RNC,” posted by Rebecca Traister on 11 Sept., 2008 at Salon.com.

“Pitbulls in Chapstick,” by Dana Rudolph, posted on 11 Sept., 2008 at 365 Gay.

“Palin strategy a lot like Schwartzenneger’s,” by Carla Marinucci, 10 Sept., 2008, in print at San Francisco Chronicle and online at SFGate.

“Contradiction Watch: The Lipstick is on McCain’s Collar,” by Joe Garfoli, posted 10 Sept., 2008 at SFGate, the San Francisco Chronicle’s online news outlet.

“Palin: wrong woman, wrong message,” an op-ed piece by Gloria Steinem in the Los Angeles Times last Thursday, 4 Sept., 2008.

“Same-sex marriage may be key issue in November,” by John Wildermuth at the San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, 9 Sept., 2008.

“The Ground Game,” posted at Slate on Monday, 8 Sept., 2008, Richard L. Hasen.

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