Networks like CNN had a significant financial stake in portraying the election as neck-and-neck. There's nothing like ginning up viewers and ratings for the bottom line. Economic self-interest. Now that's the sort of cynicism that makes some sense to me.
Seriously, a man running for the most powerful office in the country didn't bother to plan for one of the two contingencies that were guaranteed to happen last night? And he wanted us to let him make crucial decisions for all of us?
The elections are finally over, and either you're elated, frustrated or somewhere in between. Whatever the case, nearly half of Americans voted for the "wrong" guy. But who cares? It's time to make things work for everyone, not just the victors.
When it came to tackling the most important environmental issues of our age, President Obama's first term was a disappointment. He has a chance to salvage his legacy (and ours) in his second term. Here are the five places to start
Will Wednesday bring clarity to the nation, or will the final vote tally be delayed for weeks to come? For red wine drinkers, these times demand an unwavering glass. I've narrowed it to wines from three dependable producers.
If you want home cooked food, here are some easy-to-make favorites that we like to serve when we're watching the Super Bowl, NBA Playoffs and waiting to celebrate the beginning of another year. Good luck to you and all the candidates you believe in and the propositions you are voting for.
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."
Here's another reason why Ohio is so crucial to Mr. Romney and President Obama: No Republican has ever won the White House without carrying Ohio; while John Kennedy in 1960 was the last Democrat to secure the presidency without carrying the Buckeye state.