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.
Losing the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro just shows that Dick Cheney, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and the Republicans have been right all along. Relying on reasoning, discussion and goodwill is bullshit.
Rio should be a tremendous source of pride for the millions of U.S.-born Hispanics whose familial roots stretch not only south of the border, but south of the hemisphere.
In choosing Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, the IOC gave the people of South America its long-deserved first chance to see the Olympics come to their continent.
Count me as one conservative who is disappointed that President Obama's hometown will not be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games.
This is a victory for the people of Chicago, and the grassroots organizations who spoke out against the Olympic storm of gentrification, tax hikes, and police misconduct. Now it's time to stand tall with Rio.
Ironically, the city most known for its hardball politics couldn't overcome the internal politics of the Olympic Committee to make it past the first round of voting for the 2016 Games.
Chicago does not deserve the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. What the people of Chicago deserve is a domestic Marshall Plan -- an action agenda that will, once and for all, deal with the city's problems.
It seems to me that President Obama and Mayor Daley are more concerned about securing the Olympics for the city of Chicago than the safety of the CPS students in the city.
I am proud to note that while Brazil's turn to organize the Olympics has not yet come, it does not mean that we've shied away from competing. But it is one thing to play along, and another to offer the playing field.
If Obama skips Copenhagen in December, after making time to go there to promote the Olympics, he will be saying something chilling about his commitment to battling global warming.
At Texas Tech the coach has banned all of his players from tweeting after one of his linebackers tweeted that the coach was late for a meeting. Doesn't the First Amendment guarantee freedom of tweech?
The guy who takes on Craigslist and saves puppies, but won't put political ambition in front of his wife and five kids, talks about why an eventual run for Mayor isn't out of the question.
The very idea that Chicago could be the setting for the Olympics might have been hatched by Jon Stewart for a four-year supply of comedic fodder.
Tens of billions of taxpayers' dollars have been spent on these useless spectacles, and the venues built at enormous expense generally go unused after the games are over.
The purpose of No Games Chicago's trip is to take a simple message to the members of the IOC -- the people of Chicago do not want the 2016 Olympics.