time for politics
Well, the Iowa caucuses begin in two weeks, so it's probably time to start paying attention to the presidential race. Not that we don't pay attention in general, but I don't think there's much point in watching the polls until about a month before the election, or, in this case, the bizarre meetings that Iowans use to choose their candidates.
Speaking of the Iowa Caucuses, have you ever wondered how they work? It's a pretty wacky system. The Edwards campaign (of which I am definitely NOT a supporter) has put together this fairly informative film that I'm planning to show to my class (unless I find something less biased) that explains how it all works. I think it's a pretty good explanation (if a bit deceptive in suggesting that precinct captains tend to be pretty young things like "Jane"). Enjoy: