I’m currently writing a satirical song about super PAC donors to the tune of “Poor, Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid. If I get enough requests, I may post it somewhere. You have the power.
President Obama keeps hammering away at former Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R-MA) tenure at Bain Capital, and Romney wants him to quit it. a) The nature of Romney’s position didn’t include a mandate to create jobs on a large scale. b) On the other hand, Romney himself says he has experience as a job creator, which is a pretty big stretch.
Obama’s new plum state is Virginia, since he took it away from Republicans in 2008 and it clearly makes all the difference nationally. Pennsylvania and Ohio are all “What are we, chopped liver?” right now.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) fails to secure enough delegates at the Nebraska GOP convention to get a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention. The nation screams “Now will you give up and go home?!”
Some doctor lady becomes the Green Party presidential nominee. Whatever.
How much money in Iraq fell victim to waste? Auditors say “billions.” I say all.
Senate Democrats introduce a bill that would require the U.S. Olympic Committee to have Team USA’s uniforms manufactured in, well, the USA from now on. Shouldn’t they be thinking about why they didn’t?
American diplomats seek exemption from a law that prevents most federal workers from profiting off non-public financial information they learned on the job. Hopefully the response is “No. Next question.”
Female congressional staffers have less important titles and make less money than their male counterparts. Considering how many old boys they’re competing with who have yet to retire or die, I can’t say I’m appalled by this – which is pretty much how I feel about the pay gap in general.
A Canadian teachers’ pension fund has a private equity arm that is buying a majority stake in a Norwegian clothing company. Welcome to Canada.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez insists that Venezuela isn’t a threat to anyone, despite their increased ties with Iran. And if anyone can be trusted about Venezuela’s geopolitical intentions, it’s Hugo Chavez.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asks China to use its “influence” to put pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad. If national governments can use carrots and sticks to influence other governments, why can’t the UN?