One candidate -- President Obama -- supports workers' rights and is committed to protecting them. The other -- Mitt Romney -- is out to destroy them. That's what at stake in this election.
Suppose all the polls which predict one of the tightest races in presidential electoral history are dead wrong and one or another candidate wins in a landslide, both popular and electoral?
Campaigns have entered the era of "Big Data" -- they target voters based on scraps of information they gather from unlikely places. Voters used to be the ones obsessing over details of a candidate's personal life. Now the tables have turned.
While it is true that bills seeking to curb women's rights to contraception, abortion, and equal pay for equal work are originating with Republicans, let's be honest: Women's rights are not at the top of the Democratic agenda in Congress.
As a European, I think it will always be better to deal with an American president that respects and understands the role of the State than with one that openly dismisses and scorns it.
With only a day left before Election Day, states need to step up and educate voters about their voting laws. Every voter deserves clear information about what they need to do to vote, and this responsibility lies with local election officials. Our democracy depends on it.
Whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, we're all in this together. Values can be our guide.
Today America is suffering, America is afraid, America is caught in the mimicry of its history, of its democracy; But the truth is, America has a fantastic capacity to face new challenges and to be born again out of its ashes.
We can all hope the election will allow voters a voice in matters of consequence and that 2012 outcomes will not end up in the hands of lawyers and judges.
Partisan differences themselves are a trap, because they serve largely to factionalize society so that it's hopelessly divided and unable to resist a unified establishment whose interests are at variance with those of the public.
With the U.S. presidential election only days away, I thought it would be fun for my first blog to share some of my predictions about the big day. I practice Vedic astrology, which originated in India over 5,000 years ago and is the world's oldest form of astrology.
The polls over the last few months tell a story of the changing moods of American voters, driven by specific events though the consistently point to Obama having an advantage in the Electoral College.
Before the votes are even counted, I am willing to confidently stick with my earlier prediction that Barack Obama will win this election. With that said, here is the first autopsy of the Romney campaign from a hardcore conservative.
(270 to win)
|Virginia 100% Rpt.||51.2%||47.3%|
|Florida 100% Rpt.||50.0%||49.1%|
|N. Carolina 100% Rpt.||48.4%||50.4%|
|Ohio 100% Rpt.||50.7%||47.7%|
|New Hampshire 100% Rpt.||52.0%||46.4%|
|Colorado 100% Rpt.||51.5%||46.1%|
|Wisconsin 100% Rpt.||52.8%||45.9%|
|Iowa 100% Rpt.||52.0%||46.2%|
|Nevada 100% Rpt.||52.4%||45.7%|
|Seats gained or lost||+2||-2|