Each challenged ballot was projected onto a large screen visible to a roomful of observers from the public and the press. The members of the Canvassing Board scrutinized and debated the markings on each ballot to decide the voter’s intent, and their deliberations were videotaped and streamed live over the Internet. Minnesotans found the process mesmerizing.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Over at The Second Pass, John asks contributors to write about their most overrated classic--about canonical books you're allowed NOT to read. My contribution comes at the end. It's on A Tale of Two Cities. The whole piece is worth reading, though. I particularly admired--and agreed with--the entry on Lawrence's The Rainbow. In the immortal words of Krusty the Clown: "Ughh. That just kept on going."