election

1:11pm

Thu September 6, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Young Democrats talk about voting

3:35pm

Fri August 31, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: The Ken doll boogie

A few words about the Republican National Convention, or it's alternative title: Women with big hair and the men in white shoes who love them.

"White" certainly was the operable word in Tampa. I had to feel bad for the one black guy the networks kept cutting to during all the speeches. They tried everything to make him look like a crowd. Different camera angles. He probably had his own wardrobe assistant suggesting: "Put on the cowboy hat now!" and "Try the handlebar mustache! You know this poor guy had to be some prairie state legislator's driver.

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12:00am

Thu August 30, 2012
Voting rights

Today on Your Call: What is the status of voter rights in the U.S.?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the sudden proliferation of voter ID laws. Before 2006, no state had voter identification laws. But since 2011, 176 restrictive voting bills have been proposed in 41 states.  So what will this mean for November's election?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. Are voter ID laws threatening our democracy?  Or are they preventing voter fraud? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


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12:57pm

Wed August 29, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Paul Ryan and the youth vote

Paul Ryan was officially nominated yesterday as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate. There’s a lot of excitement about the choice, some of it because of the hope that Ryan’s youthfulness can benefit the party’s image.

When you talk to young conservatives at the Republican National Convention in Tampa about their vice presidential candidate, they’re nothing short of dreamy-eyed. Ryan is about as close to a bona fide celebrity as the party’s got.  What congressman wouldn’t welcome the comparisons we heard — to stars like Paul Rudd, Ryan Gosling, and Carson Daly?

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12:00am

Wed August 29, 2012
Republican Party platform

Today on Your Call: What’s in the Republican Party’s platform?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about how the party’s platform has changed since 2008. The platform draft says it opposes abortion in all cases with no exceptions for rape or incest and supports a voucher system for healthcare for seniors. Who is setting the agenda? How important is the platform? Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. Whether or not you identify as a Republican, what does the party’s platform mean to you?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


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