There is indeed anxiety within the population, and other fiery emotions as well. So rather than reject the Anxiety Thesis entirely, next time we will build on it to see if something else might explain the strange world in which we are currently living.
Frequently, citizens' votes have more to do with who they are as opposed to who the candidates are or what their ads say. That's why when it comes to winning elections in close races understanding psychographics trumps demographics.
What if we just followed this election for ourselves, moment to moment, living in each actual moment as it happens, without checking to see how anyone else on the planet is interpreting that moment? Wouldn't that be a better way to prepare ourselves to cast ballots?
Barack should play ball. I don't mean that as a means of deploying the metaphor. I mean he should think of the debate like he thinks about basketball.
We cannot change anything until we totally accept it as it is, for in that moment of acceptance we can move to transform it.
With many Americans stressed and stretched by economic uncertainty, political leaders and media personalities are stoking our fears of outsiders, the perpetual "other," and whatever election-time boogiemen they can conceive.
We polled political observers across the country, scouring our nation for that one thing that public opinion seems to be sure was lost: a good man politician.
Who taught us that winning is worth it at all costs? Instead of spending $119 million on a political campaign why not spend $25 and have the rest of the money go toward serving the public?
While some have made a fairly convincing case that there may be warning signals for the Democratic Party, I would caution against reading too deeply into the electoral tea leaves.
Will Letterman now start to censor himself with his writers and, worse, when he interacts with his guests? All it takes is another person to mislead the media and public as Palin has shamelessly done.
Why shouldn't the people also have their own lawyer?
I'd love to spend some time in the developing world. (Wouldn't it be great if we could find a way to "green" China, India and Africa, while helping to alleviate global poverty?)
J. Kenneth Blackwell, whose administration of the '04 election made Katherine Harris look like Mary Tyler Moore, is pushing to become chair of the RNC. I support his selection wholeheartedly.
I don't really understand why we're paying so much attention to Bernard Madoff. As we're discovering, almost the entire economy is the moral equivalent of a Ponzi scheme.
Does Blago -- and the rest of the white collar criminals of late -- know something we don't? It's as if the risk of getting caught was outweighed by their panic to get as much as they could before it's all gone.
America is suffering. She is, however, afflicted with an avoidable condition she brought on herself, like a hangover. Only this one's interminable and internationally contagious.