The Vice Presidential Debate – 10/11/2012

By Princeton Moses G.
The Vice Presidential Debate - 10/11/2012
One can go back decades in the archives of American political history in search of a scenario where a Vice Presidential Debate has altered or influenced the outcome of an election and come out empty-handed. But this time could be different; the stakes perhaps are higher than they’ve ever been, amplified by the President’s peculiar or rather ...

Is A Nuclear Iran Good?!

By Eddy Simonian
Is A Nuclear Iran Good?!
I read an interesting article about the Iran nuclear crisis today. The article states that a nuclear Iran may very well be a blessing in disguise. The main point is that Iran is a rational state, and would act in its self-interest. After acquiring nuclear capabilities it would feel more secure and would try to ...

Home Cooking: Mitt Romney’s Waffle Recipe 3

By Daniel McKay
Home Cooking: Mitt Romney's Waffle Recipe
If there is one thing that American’s almost unanimously dislike is a candidate who doesn’t have strong values, someone who bends like a branch on a tree whenever the wind blows. Mitt Romney’s Waffle Recipe: This is a great one for those who just don’t know what they want to eat when they start cooking ...

A Word to Islamic Reactionaries: Practice Equanimity!! 2

By Princeton Moses G.
A Word to Islamic Reactionaries: Practice Equanimity!!
 The Muslim world erupted over a movie that denigrated the prophet Mohammed:  Every peace-loving individual in the world ought to denounce this daft and disconcerting movie, and they must do so emphatically with a degree of discomfiture, because we expect people’s love for God or their religion to be impregnable. But the violence perpetrated in ...

The Grass Is Always Greener In Government 4

By Daniel McKay
The Grass Is Always Greener In Government
We Don’t Know What We Want, But We HATE Government – So We Always Want The Alternative. We elect presidents who support social issues, then decide they do too much. When we elect the other guy, we decide they do too little… I think we just don’t know what we want. Take a look at ...

Post Presidential Debate Analysis – Obama vs. Romney 10/3/12 2

By Daniel McKay
Post Presidential Debate Analysis - Obama vs. Romney 10/3/12
UPDATE: According to a CNN flash poll, 67% say that Romney won the debate to 25% for Obama. Well the debate is over – and surely each side will have talking heads giving their take on who they have crowned the victor. Here is my take: Pre-debate: CNN analysts botch the introduction of Ann Romney. ...

Debate Blast From The Past: History Repeats & Nothing Changed 2

By Daniel McKay
Debate Blast From The Past: History Repeats & Nothing Changed
While we hear the Presidential Debates – the economy will no doubt be a topic that is on most American’s minds. We are seeing the classic debate from two sides who have not changed for 20 years. Check out this video of President Clinton during a debate with President George H.W. Bush (if you go ...

Obama vs. Romney: Presidential Debate

By Princeton Moses G.
Obama vs. Romney: Presidential Debate
Both Parties are trying to dampen expectations by lavishing praises on the other candidate’s debating skills. This strategy is so uncanny and devoid of subtlety that it highlights the enormity of what’s at stake during this upcoming  Presidential Debate for both President Obama and Gov. Romney. Historically, Presidential Debates aren’t known to sway public opinion or turn ...

Why Do People Vote Against Their Self-Interests? 3

By Daniel McKay
Why Do People Vote Against Their Self-Interests?
Do People Consistently Vote Against Their Own Self Interests? Well, people at least think they aren’t – and the reason is asymmetric information. In laymen’s they don’t know what the heck they’re doing. While writing “Who Said Money Can’t Buy Happiness?” and reading a recent pew report, I started to ask myself – do people actually vote with their ...

The Republican Party’s Bleak Electoral Future 1

By Princeton Moses G.
The Republican Party's Bleak Electoral Future
The Republican Party is on the verge of sinking into the abyss of electoral politics perhaps for generations to come. When President (D) Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil-Rights act of 1964, a law which prohibited major forms discrimination, including those based on race. He was heard whispering to an aide: “The Democratic Party has lost ...