Who Dat? – A

In using illustrations of campaign buttons to accompany these political postings, we have often come across buttons whose origins have escaped us.  Thus, every now and then we’re going to post some of these unknown items, in the hope that you can identify some of them. Here’s a selection of campaign items of candidates whose …

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It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 11/14/13

It appears that only 106,000 people signed up on the Affordable Care Act web site last month, a figure that administration officials and Obamacare opponents alike agree is disappointing. So you can imagine how stunned I was to see how many people turned out to solve the ScuttleButton puzzle last week.  Don’t ask. How to …

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It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 11/5/13

It’s true, not everyone is paying attention to this week’s elections.  Governorships up in just two states, and in many of the cities where mayoral candidates are on the ballot, voter participation is expected to be minimal. Hopefully there will be greater interest in this week’s ScuttleButton puzzle. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may …

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It’s ScuttleButton Time! – 10/31/13

Well, the website for the Affordable Care Act may be in shambles, but theScuttleButton website is alive and well.  Which is, in the words of John Kerry, good news and bad news. How to Play ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste of time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons. Your job …

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ScuttleButton Returns! – 10/23/13

It’s been four months since ScuttleButton, America’s favorite waste-of-time exercise, left the confines of NPR.org.  Since then, and perhaps because of it, America has witnessed some incredible changes, such as the breakup of Bruce and Kris Jenner. Well, your worries are over.  ScuttleButton is back … in a brand new Political Junkie web site, no less. How to …

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