Cartoon Tuesday: No Pressure

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Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News has a different spin on the Obama-McCain tire inflation hulabaloo. Click through for the full strip.

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Cartoon Tuesday: Energy Independence

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This ‘toon seemed appropriate on a day when oil prices set another record and presidential candidate John McCain called on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline tax (which would also hasten the depletion of the U.S. Highway Trust Fund, currently expected to be out of money next year). Wonder if these guys drink Miller…

Cartoon Tuesday: In Which We Blog About the Other Paris

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Click through for this cartoon by Gary Varvel of The Indianapolis Star, referencing the now infamous tussle between John McCain and Paris Hilton. (And click here if you have no idea what we’re talking about.) While the ‘toon itself bears a ring of truth, the bigger irony may be that the presidential candidate who’s now […]

Obama, Ethanol, and the “New Metropolitan Reality”

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In a weekend speech to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Senator Barack Obama continued to distinguish himself on urban policy, talking up cities as vital economic centers worthy of investment. Harry Moroz of DMI Blog has the story. Obama opened with a reference to his time as a community developer in Chicago and he joked […]

Where They Stand: Obama and McCain on Transportation

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With a few hours to go until what will be the season’s first presidential debate, we’re looking over a report from the Brookings Institution, which outlines each candidate’s positions on transportation. The six-page report [PDF] holds few if any surprises for Streetsbloggers, but it nicely highlights respective statements from McCain and Obama on topics like […]

Obama Dismisses Gas Tax “Gimmick”

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With primaries in North Carolina and Indiana less than a week out, Barack Obama seems to have taken Streetsbloggers’ advice with this ad explaining why a suspension of the federal gas tax, as called for by Hillary Clinton and John McCain (among others), is a sham. It’s a masterful spot: the swelling orchestral score, the […]

Is Barack Obama the Livable Streets Candidate?

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Barack Obama is a long-time cyclist (Photo: Chicago Tribune) The current crop of Presidential candidates are busy debating the energy crisis, national security, climate change, health care, all of which potentially pose a serious threat to America’s future. We can begin to address all of these issues simultaneously by transforming our cities into more sustainable […]