Category archives for Politics

Here is a fascinating insight into President Obama as a young law student at Harvard, in 1991.

Jesus, À la Carte

Is that Jesus looking into a mirror? A recent study shows that Christian conservatives and liberals reflect themselves upon the image of Jesus, and it’s not an ordinary mirror.

Rick Santorum: Live Longer with God

Why has our life expectancy increased so much since the American Revolution? According to Presidential candidate Rick Santorum: “Because God says they have rights.” What about the role of sanitation, nutrition, education, medicine?

Comeback Kids: Job Creation and NY Giants

NY Giants net wins 2011 season (source.) Everybody loves an underdog winning the day. Congratulations to this year’s Super Bowl Champions! Will the US economy follow suit?

Mass Arrest in Occupy Oakland

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com I’ve been following use of social media in freedom of speech throughout the Arab Spring…but something is going on in Oakland, California that deserves some attention.

How Romney is Underpaid at $57,000 per day

Photo AP. The release of Gov. Mitt Romney’s tax returns on Tuesday highlights the Presidential candidate’s wealth and the low 14% tax rate that investors enjoy, far less than the 25-35% tax rate that the average American pays for wages. Yes, Gov. Romney’s annual earnings of about $20 million indicate that his dividends and interest…

Photo source. Gender gaps are a persistent challenge in cultures across the globe, whether it is a gap of income or educational achievement. Is it a dream that the gap can be erased?

Questions for a Rocket Scientist Congressman

Photo source. By Tom Briglia. Dr. Eric Brown from IBM Research preps four members of congress – Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Rush Holt (D-N.J.) – for an exhibition game against IBM’s Watson on Monday. If you had a chance to sit down with Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), referred to as…

Photo source. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), according to the latest news, may earn the top pick, or second, in the Iowa caucus today for the Republican nomination for President. His numerous public speeches are well covered, but I was curious about his academic work – after all, Rep. Paul holds a B.S. in Biology and…

Newt Gingrich, An Invented Professor

Photo source, @mjb’s Flicr Photostream (Matthew Bradley) Prologue: I have a hypothesis: Newt Gingrich, a provocateur reaching for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, has stated that the “Palestinian people are an invented people” – well, Newt Gingrich, while not an invented person, is an invented Professor. Gingrich’s longtime communications aide Rick…