Last week, in discussing blogs as our “little First Amendment machines”, I suggested that readers choose a topic of importance to the November election and educate the rest of us about it. Do some background research, let us know what the candidates propose, find out what’s being reported in the mainstream and alternative press, include any links that would be helpful, etc. and publish it on your blog.
Then, each Sunday between now and 4 November, I’ll publish links to your stories. Here are this week’s links:
From Elaine Frankonis of Kalilily Time: The Education Issue: Assessment
From Granny Annie at Fools Rush in: If the Ageism Shoe Fits
Get Out the Vote
From Gary White at Having Fun Until I Die: Registering Voters Again
I’d like to add that NOW is the time to check your own voter registration. Make sure is in order for November because if something is amiss that need fixing, election day will be too late.
From Chancy at driftwoodinspiration: Obama vs McCain
How One President Knew How to Work With the Senate
From Jan Adams of Happening Here: Lyndon Johnson, the Senate and the People
Keeping the Candidates Honest
From Darlene Costner of Darlene’s HodgePodge: Facts are Stubborn Things
This is a terrific start, particularly considering that I only published the idea last Wednesday. Read the original post here and please join in to educate each other about the serious issues our country faces. Add to the subjects you’ve begun or write about new ones.
Then send me the link to the story on your blog by Friday noon and I’ll include it in next Sunday’s issue post.