Posts for September, 2012

Maggie Filler’s Advice for Incoming Students

September 6, 2012

Maggie Filler, JD ’12, a former Public Interest Fellow at Stanford Law School offers advice to incoming law students in this video.

Empty Benches (from the Boston Review)

September 6, 2012

There’s a story told about Joe McCarthy—not the right-wing senator from Wisconsin, but the manager of the great New York Yankees teams of the 1930s and ’40s. McCarthy dreamed that he had died and gone to heaven, where St. Peter told him to assemble an all-star team. McCarthy was excited: [...]

From the DNC: First Night’s Speakers

September 4, 2012

Sept., 4, 2012. Charlotte, N.C. The evening progressed as a veritable Where’s Waldo of high-profile politicians and celebrities, with Michael Dukakis bumping into John Leguizamo on the stairs next to me. But the Where’s Waldo effect is somewhat ruined if everyone is a Waldo, which can happen very quickly. If [...]

From the DNC: Day One

September 4, 2012

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Charlotte, N.C. The same tent served as the delegation’s new morning meeting location, and everyone was invited in—the press loudly and clearly, so all delegates could hear the invite. These state morning meetings give the Party a chance to circulate big Democratic names and former Vermont [...]

From the DNC: First Impressions

September 3, 2012

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. Charlotte, N.C. Each convention day begins with an Oregon delegation meeting at the hotel. There are convention credentials to be distributed, information to be passed, and (because it is a Democratic convention) suggestions to be made from the delegates. Leaving the morning meeting, I was reminded [...]

From the DNC: On the Road to Charlotte, North Carolina

September 2, 2012

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. The ultimate irony of my journey to Charlotte as a delegate for President Obama from the state of Oregon is that it began on Sunday from Los Angeles, California’s LAX airport. It will no doubt be my dark convention secret—one that might have prevented my election [...]