Uncategorized | 5:29 pm | January 8, 2008 | By Cyoung

Candidates mirror party demographics

MUNCIE, Indiana, 5:25 p.m. — Earlier today, I was driving around the bustling town of Muncie, trying to get a few errands done before trekking back to school later this week. Typical for me, I let my mind wander. It wandered onto Saturday night’s debates on ABC. I watched the debates then, and I watched »

Uncategorized | 8:11 pm | January 7, 2008 | By Cyoung

Obama attracts international press

MUNCIE, Indiana, 7:45 p.m. — Today was exhausting (*wipes forehead*). Doing nothing is indeed hard work…and now I sound like a politician…but onward, ho… Minutes ago, I decided to search for a summer job. (YIKES!) I opened up Firefox, and the main page of Berliner Morgenpost, a first-tier German newspaper, popped up. Yes, it’s my »

Uncategorized | 11:30 pm | January 5, 2008 | By Cyoung

Media: Influential but imperfect

MUNCIE, Indiana, 11:30 p.m. – This past Thursday evening, January 3, I watched history and recorded it.

Uncategorized | 1:29 pm | January 4, 2008 | By Cyoung

Iowa may be misplaced as early indicator

DES MOINES, Iowa, 4 a.m. – Iowa holds a special place in American political life. It is routinely the first state in which presidential candidates are tested and chosen, and has been since 1972. Iowans seem to regard their civic responsibility with utmost seriousness. They are aware that the eyes of the world are keenly »

Uncategorized | 4:42 am | January 4, 2008 | By Cyoung

Dress reflects Edwards’ rhetoric

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 3:40 a.m. - A person’s style of dress is a mode of communication.  Dress is an outlet by which a person says something about themselves.  Dress makes a statement. Presidential hopeful John Edwards made his statement in the final days of the Iowa campaign.  His casual dress was in stark contrast to the formal wear donned by »