The general pundit consensus was that Mitt Romney won the first debate. That was the consensus. Mitt Romney won the first debate. However, ThinkProgr...
Republicans who have been getting worried over Romney's campaign will be pleased with this performance. He didn't fall on his metaphorical face. He didn't do anything wildly surprising. One thing is for sure: the fact checkers are going to have a field day.
There is really nothing more exciting than watching politics in action, at least there is nothing more exciting when the media builds it up to be the be all end all of our political existence.
Everything post-Olympics over in London was pretty amazing. Not as debaucherous as everyone keeps wondering, but an incredible trip, with every single day jam-packed with awesome.
instead of pyramids scattered around the mile-and-a-half-long site you'll find hotels poking through the mangroves -- five of them, with over 2,700 rooms -- and instead of a ceremonial hut there's a convention center. Also a disco.
Of course, we are heading into debate season, so things could always change, but at the moment it is looking decidedly good for an Obama win. Here's how the election would break down if held today.
This Friday, 2012: In the Beginning, a documentary film by Director Shannon Kring Buset, premiers at the Nomad Theater in Boulder. It answers questions about the Maya calendar, and will also raise money for the San Rafael School of Copán Ruinas, Honduras.
This year, inspired by 2012, as we experience a world in political, environmental, economic and social turmoil, the call to find balance is more important than ever.
Presently, it's Mitt Romney's turn. After a trouncing in headlines such as the New York Daily News' "Mitt Hits the Fan," over his tacit dismissal of 47 percent of the electorate as freeloaders, he's making the damage control rounds.
The political conventions have become a reliable playing field for protesters from all walks of life to gather outside the conventions where their voi...
2012 has been a banner year for, among other things, somewhat original, non-franchised *movies* often targeted at adults.
The chronological mashup stretches all the way from 2008 to present, covering the top viral moments of Obama's time in the media spotlight.
If conventions are important anymore, and I'm not sure they are, they matter for what is not said more than what is said. The strategic and factual silences show indirectly what the party, candidate and campaign regard as their vulnerabilities -- the people, issues and themes that they know will drive away what's left of the undecided vote. As the Republican National Convention comes to a close, I'm sitting here in the hall compiling a list of the unstated. One is Romneycare. Even though Mitt brags about it selectively on the campaign trail, his health care program in Massachusetts has not received a mention here. The reason is obvious: He's running against Obamacare, which was modeled on his own.
In any report about young voters and the 2012 election, you may have stumbled upon a few of these descriptions: "disengaged," "unenthusiastic," "disillusioned." Speaking on behalf of students across the country: it's a fair critique.
So first I got soothing breathing lessons. Then I got into a televised shouting match on "Hardball." I'm not sure whether there is a relationship between the two events. Maybe New Age therapy made me do it. Here's the story.
Political commentators have, as usual, been searching for clues in U.S. presidential history to help predict how the race will turn out. However, it may be that the answers to 2012 are to be found not in the history books, but rather across the Atlantic Ocean.