James Pogue

Articles by James Pogue

  • On the Road with Obama and Romney - Part 3

    I'd been asked to go see the vice presidential debates in person. Center College, where they were held, is close enough to Cincinnati to appeal to the freshman planning to drive home every weekend, and the thought was that I was already in the neighborhood. But I'd just borrowed

  • On the Road with Obama and Romney - Part 2

    The 2001 riots, which were the single major political moment of my youth, have become an odd historical anecdote, shared by kids recently moved from Knoxville or Indianapolis—"Do you know where the last American race riots happened? Cincinnati. Look it up. You'd never guess."

  • On the Road with Obama and Romney - Part 1

    The Malamut stuck his nose in my crotch and I asked the detective to move him away. He asked where I was headed. I said I was going to cover the election. He looked incredulous.