Source - sodahead.com

Irrelephant – the death of a political party

Is the elephant irrelevant? It was not really the fact of, but rather the manner of, President Barack Obama’s re-election that was a mortal blow. The Republican Party as we have come to know it in the last few decades is in political bankruptcy. In a Democracy, the currency that governments spend is the will […]

Source - sodahead.com

Irrelephant – the death of a political party

Is the elephant irrelevant? It was not really the fact of, but rather the manner of, President Barack Obama’s re-election that was a mortal blow. The Republican Party as we have come to know it in the last few decades is in political bankruptcy. In a Democracy, the currency that governments spend is the will […]

What was holding back President Obama from calling Romney out on the carpet, as Romney repeatedly did to him?  This was a strategy, clearly, but one I do not understand...

Romney wins first debate, loses fact check acid test

Mitt Romney clearly appeared more zealous, and perhaps better prepared for this first presidential debate this evening. The question on many Republicans mind is what will this mean for his polling, particularly in swing states?  Will this translate into greater enthusiasm in his base?  Will his performance influence the few remaining undecided voters? The biggest […]

The race to the bottom

The race to the bottom, or more flowers for Algernon

I spend my days developing technology solutions.  That leaves precious little time for my passions in the evening – my family, friends, politics, and of course, more technology. But I am constantly amazed to the extent to which lessons that I learn during my daytime activities translate into my understanding of the larger world.  For […]

US income percentage earned by year by the top .1% of citizens - 1913-2008

A better class (or there and back again)

Our economy keeps trying to pull itself away from a double dip recession.  Scores of cities across the nation are struggling to deal with the Occupy movement.  Our nation is trying to extricate itself from two costly foreign wars.  Political discourse has reached an all time low, and polarization an all time high.  The only […]