On the surface, the U.S.'s failure to win the 2016 Olympic games is no big deal. But others see it as indicative of problems down the road. Is the IOC's decision a red flag the market should be wary of?
Countries like Brazil are now in a position to compete successfully in the athletic events that comprise the Games, and also to provide the venue for the competition.
Except for the brief period when President Obama was off the plane and talking to Olympic officials, he probably read, talked to advisers, and possibly caught a badly needed nap.
Cheer up Mets fans, your long national nightmare is over. And look at the bright side. No heartbreaking last day elimination.
Republicans have perfected their shrill and tuneless whining into an art form. In place of Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America," we now have the GOP's "Book of Lamentations."
But it is one hell of a leap to compare Obama's participation in Chicago's Olympic bid to his health care reform efforts.
Conservatives enjoy gloating over the latest disaster. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out the archive....
This week, in the battle for the 2016 Olympics, the Brazilians waxed the star power of Oprah and the Obamas. Chicago was rejected on the first ballot, and conservatives couldn't contain their glee. I thought it was only the coasts that Republicans think are not part of the real America. Now it's the Midwest, too? I wonder how far their bizarre wish for America to fail would go: if the Windy City had gotten the Olympics, would Republicans have rooted against American athletes? Would chants of "USA! USA!" have been replaced by shouts of "Government-run sports is socialism!" and "Keep your hands off my high jump!"? One sure sign that a political party has completely lost its way is when it finds itself cheering that an American city will not be hosting the Olympics.
The paid lobbyists, high profile PR firms, well-heeled corporate donors, high powered political connections, and major civic and industry groups happily designated Obama as their point man on the Olympics.
There should be no doubt left in anyone's mind that Scarborough is angling for the Oval Office chair. Whether or not he's genuinely fed up with all the reprehensible partisan bickering truly doesn't matter.
Oh dear -- we were booted out in the first round from the great Olympic election. And on my way to the Lyric's dress rehearsal Friday morning I saw a...
We've had the Birthers. We've had the Baggers. We've had the Deathers. Now, In light of the IOC's slapping down of Obama's face to face bid for the Olympic games to be held in Chicago, we're now suffering the Smuggers.
David Letterman makes this revelation about his personal life because he was being extorted. I understand he was staying ahead of the wave, and I commend him for it, but really, is this any of our business ?
The world didn't reject Obama. It's gotten the symbolism of his election. Now it's time to go beyond the symbols. Five hours of Obama isn't enough change.
Brazilians would be far better off if its populace refused to tolerate the rogues' gallery that populates its government. But despite its social problems, the Rio Olympics may be the most entertaining Games ever.
Brazil was among the last to enter into the current world recession, but is among the first to begin to emerge from the recession. And therein is why Chicago did not get the Olympics.