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 […]

Saying Goodbye to a Candidate of Character

Yesterday, Ron Paul announced that he will no longer actively campaign for the Republican Presidential Nomination.  The one true ideologue in the race has retired and has left the Presidency to the political pragmatists.    Mitt Romney is the “etch-a-sketch” guy.  Barack Obama is “evolving.”  Meanwhile, Ron Paul makes the Statue of Liberty seem indecisive […]

Same Sex Marriage Battle Lines Brightly Drawn

Unfortunately, it seems that the battle lines on the same-sex marriage are going to be even more brightly drawn between democrats and republicans now that Romney reinforced his opposition to same-sex marriage on the same day that Obama publicly endorsed it for the first time as President.  The issue will serve as some sort of […]

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 […]