November 12, 2012
November 8, 2012
The last time a Republican running for president won the popular vote was eight years ago. In 2004, George W. Bush won the popular vote by a margin of 2.46%. This past Tuesday, President Obama won the popular vote by a very similar margin of 2.5% (with votes still being counted).
November 7, 2012
Republicans will likely respond to their presidential election loss by calling for an even more conservative candidate in the 2016 election. They likely will claim that Mitt Romney in 2012 and John McCain in 2008 were not true conservatives, and if only a true conservative could be nominated, Republicans would win back the White House. The problem is, even though Mitt Romney and John McCain were once considered moderate, they did not run as moderates during their presidential campaigns. On the surface it may seem Republicans could win over the Latino vote with a conservative message, but they fail to do so because they instead cater their message to a shrinking white majority.
November 3, 2012
In January of 2010 the Supreme Court said money is equal to speech. This is the now famous Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, which allows corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts to influence our political system. These unlimited funds can be spent without full disclosure, and it’s all perfectly legal.
November 2, 2012
Carbon dioxide (CO2) build up in the atmosphere increases the greenhouse effect and global warming is the result. When the globe warms, it leads to changing weather patterns including bigger and more violent storms. It also leads to permanently changed local and regional climates. This is what we call climate change. Before the industrial age, the normal average level of CO2 in the atmosphere was 275 parts per million.
October 12, 2012
This article is intended to state facts, not sugarcoat reality. The federal budget deficit is massive, even if adjusted for inflation.
October 11, 2012
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires your health care insurance company to spend most of your premium on health care, not administrative costs and profits.