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A Guide To The '08 Presidential Election
& Where The Candidates Stand On The Issues
Interested In Becoming A vote_smart Guest Blogger? 
7th-Sep-2007 03:49 pm
Vote Smart
I am now seeking guest bloggers for this community to write issues related posts in a nonpartisan way that assimilates the facts and allows members and watchers to have a clearer view into the specifics. The goal is in getting information available to people so that they may be better informed and have links to resources. I'm working on the guidelines for acceptable posting formats, and at the moment am thinking of simply writing a copy & paste code so that all guest blog posts can appear uniform.

Issues can be (but are not limited to):
  • Health Care
  • Free Speech Rights
  • Environment
  • Abortion/Reproductive Freedom
  • Gun Control
  • Right To Privacy
  • Civil Rights
  • The War In Iraq
  • Tradtional -Vs- Same-Sex Marriage
  • Federal Spending
  • Foreign Policy
  • Government Reform
  • Crime
  • Drugs
  • Education
  • Immigration
  • Energy
  • Veterans Issues
  • National Security
  • Science & Medical Research
  • Trade
  • Welfare & Poverty
  • Technology
If there is an issue (listed above or unlisted) that you feel strongly about and would like to research it for a future post, comment to this post or email me at angry_biscuit [at] livejournal [dot] com.
Comments 
7th-Sep-2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
I could probably contribute something about agriculture and/or biofuels, if you have a particular thing in mind you'd like to know about. I'm by no means an expert, but it's part of what I do for a living now.
2nd-Oct-2007 02:41 am (UTC)
You have posting access now, I've just made a post to the community about proper posting format.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks!
1st-Oct-2007 06:25 pm (UTC) - Oops...
I forgot to friend this community so I'd know when you were posting.

So now that I've read this I'd love to do some work on the environment or civil rights.



2nd-Oct-2007 02:40 am (UTC) - Re: Oops...
You have posting access now, I've just made a post to the community about proper posting format.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks!
4th-Jan-2008 05:05 am (UTC)
Abortion/reproductive freedom and marriage. :) Thanks!

--Kris
4th-Jan-2008 05:10 am (UTC)
You have posting access now, See about proper posting format.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks!
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4th-Jan-2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
I'm an urban planner and my areas of expertise are affordable housing, homeless issues, community development organizations, and welfare and poverty.

I spent a little time blogging today about the current presidential race (http://shake-it-up.livejournal.com/153717.html). For software reasons I haven't linked to sources. How would this piece fit in, as a guest blog?

5th-Jan-2008 02:57 am (UTC)
I'm a bit concerned about the content being biased in favor of your own partisan ideals (of which we share much in common), and the fact that it's more observational opining than a resourced and straightforward piece meant to educate on core issues.

It's well done, and I really appreciate your slant on the IA Caucus, I'm just leery of having personal opinions on the candidates themselves in this community. Perhaps I should put out a poll and ask the member what they would like to see, or even better - an open thread asking for feedback. If they would like opinion pieces as well as the more direct issue-based guestblogging, I'm all for it.
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