Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Election 2008

Newt Gingrich: I Vant to Suck Your Oil

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(Editor’s note: I’ll be downtown and on the Eastside for some Streetsfilms shooting.  In the meantime enjoy this Halloween story courtesy of Streetsblog editor-in-chief, Aaron Naperstek. Before the financial meltdown severely undercut John McCain’s presidential ambitions, his campaign was giddy over the apparent success of its energy policy message: Drill, baby, drill! It is, after […]

Streetsblog Election Guide

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You don’t need me to tell you that there is a lot riding on next Tuesday’s election.  To help anyone who has yet to make a decision on the presidential election, Prop 1A, Measure R, or local planning and transportation measures, I’m including a nearly complete set of links to Streetsblog stories about what’s going […]

CALPIRG, Videos, Prop. 1A and…Kevin Bacon?

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Yesterday CALPIRG released a new one-minute video short showing members discussing why they are supporting Proposition 1A, the High Speed Rail bonding measure that will appear on next week’s ballot.  Reasons to support the proposition range from California’s needs, to the environmental benefits of rail, to it just being "hella awesome." To support their video […]

If a Transportation Engineer Were President

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A bit of pre-Election Day fun: Here’s a mock state-of-the-union speech drafted for the next President by "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz, the former New York City Traffic Commissioner who created the word . Combining some ideas from Barack Obama’s platform with some that no candidate would utter during a presidential campaign, he lays out a plan […]

Bike Shop Hosts “The Great Measure R” Debate

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There’s been one small thing missing from the Measure R debate.  With the exception of political posturing from county supervisors and a small debate hosted by Green LA, there hasn’t been an actual "debate" between the proponents and opponents of Metro’s sales tax proposal. Well, thanks to Josef Bray-Ali and his Flying Pigeon bicyle shop, […]