Archive for the 'U.S. Election 2012' Category

Two Types of Romnesia

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Romnesia is a memory malady typified by the 2012 United States presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. There are at least two types of this malady. The first type is the habitual politician’s flip-flop, but, upon taking the “flop” position, blacking-out on having ever held the “flip”. Among the many that have noted this malady in Romney […]


How to Vote in Ohio 2012

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

(Voter info below.) Before 2004, there was one way to vote in Ohio. You signed in on voting day, punched your ballot, saw it dropped into the ballot box, and walked away knowing you’d done your duty. Since then, a series of Republican moves to hamper voters countered by Democratic moves to help voters, has […]


CFPB & PPACA Pay Off for Americans’ Wallets, Obama’s Resumé

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Two well-known acts of the Democratic-majority Congress of 2009-2010 have begun to pay off – literally – for Americans. One is the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB sets and enforces standards for bank dealings with customers. Last month, the CFPB issued its […]


Ohio Fights Grotesque Gerrymanders

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Ohio Gerrymander #4 “This plan is the most grotesque partisan gerrymander that I, as a political scientist, have ever seen,” said Professor Richard Gunther of Ohio State University. Gunther was speaking of Ohio’s new congressional district map, created by Republican state officials to give their party 75% of the congressional seats*, while getting about 50% […]


Did Mitt Romney Loot Pension Fund and Stick Uncle Sam with Bill?

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Romney (center) & Bain Cap in the money, 1984. Did Mitt Romney loot a Kansas City steel workers’ pension fund and stick the U.S. Government with the bill? Signs point to “Yes.” Romney sat as CEO of Bain Capital, the buyout company he founded and molded*, during its run with GST Steel* – from buying […]