An inaugural post, just in time for elections
The writers of the Arizona Daily Wildcat’s Perspectives section are pretty thrilled to bring you POV:Politics, just in time for tonight’s debate between President Barack Obama and candidate Mitt Romney.
We’ll talk about it all here, whether it’s the presidential race or local elections. And, whether you agree or disagree with our view, we hope you’ll join in on the discussion.
In the meantime, whether you’re watching at home or joining the Associated Students of the University of Arizona for their Rad, White and Blue block party, check out a round-up of what the Internet has to be say about the presidential debate.
8 Memorable moments from Obama and Romney’s past debates
The Week collects the most memorable and/or awkward moments of Obama’s and Romney’s debating past. We’re sure there will be more YouTube videos up tomorrow.
These debates could use some Jill Stein or Gary Johnson
John Nicols, a writer for The Nation, takes down the U.S. idea of a “debate,” calling the idea more of a “quadrennial joint appearances by major-party candidates who have been schooled in the art of saying little of consequence in the most absurdly aggressive way.” Ouch.
Where is Romney spending 110 times more than Obama?
Slate breaks down Federal Election Commission data to figure out where one campaign is outspending the other and illustrate it in a pretty spiffy map.
Reuters 2012 election portal
Just in time, Reuters launches its portal to the 2012 elections. Feature stories, YouTube videos and infographics galore.
But in case you’re already sick of the same old elections coverage, the Future Journalism Project is ready to liven it up with a round of bingo. You can try going a step further by turning debate bingo into a drinking game, but we’re pretty sure you’d run out of alcohol before it were over.
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