Liza Long recognizes her family doesn’t fit this year’s political stereotypes. She’s a female, Catholic Romney supporter, while her son is a Mormon Obama supporter in Idaho. Her family’s divided loyalties haven’t divided the family, though. Political conversations at the dinner table are stimulating and respectful — and sometimes even funny.
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In an election year focused on economic issues more than foreign policy, Kristen McMillen is the exception. She’s engaged to an Army infantryman — and has found herself truly caring about an election’s outcome for the first time in her voting life.
Rev. Bonnie Wilcox, like so many clergy around the country, knows her congregation is politically divided. She walks a delicate line between offering pastoral guidance about “moral issues” and keeping her own political views to herself — even on social media, where she is both minister and “friend.”
Listen to the stories of doubt, indecision, religion, science, memories, childhood and relationships that have informed the decision-making of a handful of Minnesotans as they prepare to vote Nov. 6.
Maren and Scott Christenson discussed tax policy on their first date. They didn’t agree. They still don’t — on that issue and so many others. How do they make it work?
Is Facebook actually helping you express yourself in ways you wouldn’t feel comfortable doing in person? Have you learned something important from a Twitter post? Or are you so sick of election noise that you turn to social networks as a form of refuge?
Through PIN, Colorado Public Radio assembled a politically diverse group of six voters and invited them to CPR’s studios for a special debate watch dinner party (and taping).
More than half of tonight’s 90-minute debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will focus on the economy and so-called pocketbook issues like unemployment and taxes. But nearly every issue, be it Medicare or military spending, has implications for the nation’s finances. So it might be wise for the candidates to consider how… Read more »
Every two years — and especially every four — Americans are confronted with a red-blue divide that polarizes the candidates and the public. Explore stories of a social fabric under tremendous strain from the pressures of the political season.
We’ve compiled some resources to help get you up to speed on the politics of government spending and the impact on you.