the porous city



email me



Looking at Obama's political record OR the confirmation bias in action
I got excited about Barack Obama before I knew a lot about him. Obama has only been in the Senate for three years, so his voting record doesn't have too much that's interesting yet (although his votes against his party have some interesting nuggets.) So I have to look for little kernels that shed light on what's unique about his record.

Update: this Times piece is the most comprehensive look at Obama's record I've seen, going back to his community organizing days and with actual insight about what he achieved as a legislator, rather than just a list of votes.

Update: get past the velociraptor jokes and there's some great discussion in this reddit thread.

last timestamped: 14:04:14 17-Dec-2007
in categories:Other/Politik





No html.

what's the second letter of your name?

Product Management, Collaboration, Medical, Business, Hardware, Security, Audio, OS, PIM, Wearables, Social, WRX, Android, Web analytics, Web, s60, Visual, Mobile, RSS, Storage, Automobile, Energy, Development, Crowdsourcing, Net, MacOS, Javascript, Data, barcamp, Open, Shopping, a11y

Activism, History, Food & Drink, Feminism, Law, Quizzes, Boston, NYC, CrowdFlower, Transportation, Housing, Statistics, Travel, Surfing, Clothes, San Francisco, Life hacks, Geography, Sports, Minnesota, Video, Politik, L.A., Toys, Personal care, Games, Agriculture, Bicycling, Friday, Berlin, Podcasts

Streams, L.A., Reviews, Videos, Booking, Labels, Musicians, Mp3s, Mixes, Mailing lists, House, Shopping, Lyrics, Making, Business, History, Hip-hop, Events, Boston, Good tracks

Gossip, MOTAS, Health, Subcultures, Vocations, Enemies, Heroes, ADD, Friends, Family, Stories, Life hacks, Me, Meditation, Working with, Exercise, Weblogs, Languages

Poetry, Animation, Visual, Humor, Outlets, Rhetoric, Comix, Events, Spoken Word, Burning Man, Desktop wallpaper bait, iPad bait, Movies, Sculpture, Literature

Taxes, International Development, Marketing and CRM, Personal finance, IP Law, Web, Management consulting, Shopping, Personal services, Real Estate, Macroeconomics, Non-profit, Insurance, Microfinance, Investing

Tools, Type, Web, User experience, Process, Furniture, Data visualization, Algorithmic, Architecture, IA, Presentations, Cool

Physics, Statistics and Data, Networks, Environment, Psychology, Zoology

Kenya, Vagabond '08, Kingdom of Siam, Uganda

Moblog, Photos I Wish I'd Taken, Friends


Internet classic

One Acre Fund


Subscribe to this site's rss feed