Empowering the swingers to save the country.

By: sebastianjer, 4:31 PM GMT on September 09, 2012

Empowering the swingers to save the country.Joel Koltkin has a very good article in New Geography which begins:Never mind the big-tent debate talk from both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney about how their respective politics will benefit all Americans. There’s a broader, ugly truth that as the last traces of purple fade from the electoral map, whoever wins will have little reason to take care of much of the country that rejected them.In the article he points out how,...

The Obama Index: The Newest Index to Measure Our Despair

By: sebastianjer, 12:37 PM GMT on September 08, 2012

The Obama Index: The Newest Index to Measure Our Despair John Ransom To give you an idea how bad the jobs report released on Friday is, consider this fact: The employment situation in the country is so bad that economists can’t accurately measure it with the existing tools they use to measure jobs. In other words, we have entered a period in our country not contemplated by economists. They simply don’t have the tools to measure what’s actually occurring in the...

The Party that Obama Un-Built

By: sebastianjer, 11:47 AM GMT on September 07, 2012

The Party that Obama Un-BuiltWhere is the next generation of Democrats?By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSELJulian Castro is no Barack Obama. And for that, Democrats have themselves to blame.The focus of this week's Democratic convention was President Obama. Lost in the adulation was the diminished state to which he has brought his broader party. Today's Democrats are a shadow of 2008—struggling for re-election, isolated to a handful of states, lacking reform ideas, bereft of ...

If you don't approve-do you vote?

By: sebastianjer, 11:30 AM GMT on September 06, 2012

I know it is popular to look at the so called swing state polls and expect that these and and only these will be decisive in the upcoming election and in a sense, a micro sense they will be. But unlike any other election the presidential election is about the big picture, the macro elements will decide the micro elements.Nothing is more macro when it comes to the presidential election than turn out. Where for many years Democrats have had an advantage in party regis...

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The Che Convention

By: sebastianjer, 12:09 PM GMT on September 05, 2012

The Che ConventionBy Peter Ferrara The most left-wing Democrats in American history have gathered in Charlotte.The Democrats open their national convention this week under dark storm clouds of left-wing extremism. This is not your father's Democrat party. George McGovern would be a right winger at this convention.The party meets to renominate Barack Obama, the most left-wing nominee and President in U.S. history, a self-identified Marxist with a long professional re...

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