To employ the vernacular used in my day job teaching college students, I give Obama a generous B- grade. Meanwhile, the rapacious capitalist-turned-candidate Romney earns a solid F and makes Obama look quite good in comparison.
The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which authorized the federal government to impose an income tax on individuals, will turn 100 years old on February 3. It was designed precisely to protect the 47 percent of Americans Mitt Romney has reviled.
If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are elected on Tuesday, they will turn back the clock on progress in America. If they are allowed to do so by a Republican House and Senate, they would return us to a time we could scarcely imagine.
In the face of serious social and economic problems, life is patience, and President Obama has the intelligence and foresight to meet the challenges of the future. A vote for him on November 6 moves us away from the past and propels us toward the future.
Mark it down, the "Redskin Rule" is not continuing it's incredible run in 2012. President Obama will win a second term.
Whoever wins in whatever combination -- presidency, Senate, House -- will face a country divided over whether to raise taxes and in what way; over how to distribute and control health care; over how to put together a deal to address long-term debt.
Every time Mitt Romney's ideas or character are tested by real life events it is increasingly clear that he doesn't have any answers... or will change his answer whichever way the wind is blowing. And this week the wind blew hard enough to reveal him once and for all.
As if it has not already been amply demonstrated that Mitt Romney is capable and willing to take all sides of every issue, the latest affront to common decency, common sense, and community comes in the form of his spin around on the issue of disaster relief.
Returning to a high standard of military accountability is another reason to favor President Obama's re-election.
Please don't just vote for someone because of how you think it will affect your wallet -- vote for someone who wants to improve your quality of life on many different levels. Let's encourage Americans to continue innovating in every area that we are capable of -- including the arts.
Play a drinking game: Choose a word that won't get people sloshed before the first returns come in. "Democrat" and "Republican" won't do. On the other hand, to be sure that guests will drive home sober, choose the word "Bush."
Barack Obama and Joe Biden have stood up for us. Now, it's time for us to stand up for them.
Running throughout the Romney-Ryan budget is a suspicion that by helping people you make them weaker, that the poor are easily swayed into behaving irresponsibly. The sad thing is, Romney and Ryan are the irresponsible ones
By now, in these last remaining days before the election of 2012, we have learned enough about the beliefs of the Republican presidential candidate to see them as a worldview all its own -- a kind of creed that explains Mitt Romney. Those who say he has no principles are selling him short.
To watch Mitt Romney debate is to see him swim in a sea of ever-changing waters. How can a voter know if Romney is the clear choice when his stated principles vary so wildly?