Objects in Mirror

Objects in Mirror: August 4, 2008 Archive

Conversation starters for Monday

Posted at 8:05 AM on August 4, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Using completely unscientific methods I've determined these topics are highly discussable. Amuse and amaze your coworkers at the water cooler or kick off a conversation on publicradio.gather.com:

* MPR: Not even a slow economy can keep people from their chocolate
* Policy and a Pint tackles the idea that our neighborhoods are increasingly ourselves: Discuss 'The Big Sort'
* NPR: 'Psychology Of Shortage' Remains In Oil Markets

Open discussion about campaign ads

Posted at 9:48 AM on August 4, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Midmorning puts campaign ads in the hot seat at 10:06 a.m. CT this morning:

As the general election kicks into high gear, the campaign ads are starting to get nasty. Midmorning dissects some of the latest ads to hit the airwaves.

Campaign ads without pity! What are some of the recent ads that stand out? To the point of our larger (and open) online discussion, has a campaign ad ever changed your mind about a candidate? Can you think of one that backfired spectacularly? What type of political ad gets you right in the sternum? How about the kind that really speak to your mind?

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