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Robotics Engineer Confesses: "I Built Mitt"

John Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

A few years ago, when I was teaching Advanced Robotics at MIT, a representative from an anonymous Republican PAC offered me an obscene amount of money...

Jason Linkins

Obama Faring Poorly Against Imaginary Candidate | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the latest round of polling attempting to figure out what voters today might do in 2012, one opponent is doing great against Obama: Imaginary Generic Moderate Republican Candidate! What is this knowledge going to reveal about political realities, for you and me? A hot sack of sweet nothing, that's what! As soon as he/she is no longer "imaginary," he/she loses his/her luster. And as soon as he/she is revealed to be a "moderate," the GOP primary voters will set themselves to the task of digging his/her eyes out, with spoons.