Using historical data, we can identify what experience is most important in hiring a new president. While there are no perfectly objective ways to measure presidential quality, it is fair to say that historians' estimates will certainly succeed at separating the George Washingtons from the Franklin Pierces.
What Americans want is a president like George Washington. Mitt Romney, by contrast, has shown he's willing to win without honor. He doesn't seem to know Americans won't elect a candidate they believe lacks nobility.
We have a pretty good idea of how Barack Obama would function as president, but Mitt Romney, even in the closing stage of a very long campaign remains a mystery, and so too do many of his key policy positions.
Americans recognize a problem when we see it. But what happens when that problem continues to worsen year after year, and leaders are reluctant to spe...
It's hard to believe that any voter hasn't already decided whom to vote for -- but also that any undecided voter isn't terminally depressed by the TV ads, fact-free spin and invective. Here's an undecided-voters guide to 10 topics that Obama and Romney are arguing about.
We are coming up in January on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade. What are the chances that the Supreme Court will overrule Roe if Mitt Romney is elected president?
What happens, seemingly on the margins, in certain "spoiler" states could prove just as important to the outcome of the race as the high-profile action in the swing states that's still garnering the lion share of the media attention.
With all the hype associated with the impending election, it's so easy to overlook the true supporters of Mitt Romney...
Americans take pride in the idea and the reality of America as the exceptional nation, though that exceptionalism is variously defined. What was missing in the debate was a sense of the world as a changed place, with America no longer the sole super power.
Tis the season to hunker down and shut off your TV, pre-set your car radio to music-only stations, block everyone but your mother or grandchildren on Facebook, and let your Twitter account temporarily expire.
Has the moderate Mitt risen from the grave and been resurrected during the waning days and hours of the campaign? Has he had an epiphany? Has he awakened from his long slumber?
This election is critically important; too much is at stake for all of us -- our jobs, our healthcare, our future. So wield your power -- VOTE!
We've witnessed many Mitt Romneys, but the one unearthed yesterday is perhaps the most vicious and cruel: a zealot who, as governor, became hellbent on stigmatizing the children of gay and lesbian parents, labeling them outcasts and causing them to suffer hardship throughout their lives.
Just as the nation took a chance on Obama four years ago, I'm betting on Mitt Romney to focus on what is most important to our nation right now: getting us back on our feet, developing jobs for our people, and strengthening our nation's security.
While an impressive-sounding 70 million Americans viewed the presidential debates on TV, that means twice as many registered voters (137,000,000) did NOT see the debates. As a public service to them, I present below my summary of what they missed.