Republican Turncoat?

There’s been a lot of chatter in the insane right-wing media about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie making a few statements praising the Obama administration’s quick response to devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy.  Some Republicans are calling him a traitor: What would it take for the Limbaugh/Hannity part of the right-wing reactionary media to […]

Presidents Don’t Magically Create Jobs

Politicians love to talk about job creation. In the midst of a recession, politicians need to talk about job creation (preferably while wearing hardhats). Businessmen do not care about job creation. A savvy businessman does not go into business to create jobs, but rather to create wealth. In fact, a savvy businessman is dragged kicking-and-screaming […]

In 40 States, Your Vote Doesn’t Matter

Are you ready to rock the vote? Are you ready to exercise the fundamental right of electoral democracy? Are you ready to choose the next President of the United States? If you live in 10 of these United States, then congratulations! Your big day is coming on November 6! If you are not registered to […]

Who’s More Christian, Romney or Obama?

Does the “(R)” following a politician’s name stand for “Righteous,” and the “(D)” stand for “Depraved”? The presidential election of 2012 presents a curious slant on that question. In one corner, we have an incumbent president, a devilish Democrat with a Muslim-sounding name who attended a Southside Chicago African-American church with a loose cannon preacher. […]

European Economy May Determine Presidential Election

It might have been one of the more disturbing quotables I’ve heard since I have been working in Brussels. “The election in the US will be decided downtown,” said a senior official, gesturing vaguely towards the European Commission, the executive of the European Union. “If they cannot make up their minds or solve this mess, then […]

Mitt Romney as Al Gore: Embracing His Inner Robot

The comparisons between Al Gore and Mitt Romney are obvious — both are rich, stuffy, smart, privileged, very white men.  They both make Wonder bread seem like a spicy food.   This, however, may not be a bad thing — there has to be a reason that Wonder bread is the number one selling bread in America.  This excellent article in […]

Who Do We Get to Blame?

Let me first say that I completely understand why candidates tend to spend a lot more time blaming each other for our problems than offering ideas on how to fix them.  It doesn’t take Karl Rove or David Axelrod to understand what every four-year-old competing for his mother’s affection knows intuitively – it’s a heckuva […]