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2004 Election

(see also John Kerry, Dennis Kucinich, Ralph Nader, 2000 Election, Presidential Politics, Electoral Reform, Revitalizing Democracy & Campaign Finance Reform)

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On the Web: Articles

Purple America. Robert Vanderbei's map shows a country not "hopelessly divided" at all, in which serious grassroots activism by liberals & progressives in every state (& most counties) can certainly influence outcomes.

Maps & Cartograms of 2004 Presidential Elections. Michael Gastner, Cosma Shalizi & Mark Newman's electoral cartography makes similar point in a very different cartographic style.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Bush in 30 Seconds.

Election 2004 Project.

October Surprise.

Sorry Everybody.

White House for Sale. Tracks private donors to Bush's reelection campaign fund.

In the Library: Articles

Dugger, Ronnie. “Ralph, don’t run,” Nation (12/2/02):14-18.

Green, Joshua. "Dumb & dumber," Atlantic Monthly (7-8/04). On campaign advertising.

Lemann, Nicholas. "The controller," New Yorker (5/12/03):68-83. Profile of Karl Rove.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Elliott, Stephen. Looking Forward To It: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the American Electoral Process (NY: Picador, 2004).

Taibbi, Matt. Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season (NY: New Press, 2005).

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