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Top 25 Things I’ve Learned From the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

I grew up loathing politics in my country of origin. I couldn’t stand the hypocrisy and rampant corruption I heard and witnessed every day. Where I came from, politicians win elections by popularity, terrorizing, and pandering to the poor and uneducated. When they get to office, corruption is the norm. One person, one vote is […]

Staff of the Goths, DNC, RNC, and Why This Election is Very Important to Me

Now, Heavenly Father, we all know You have a great sense of humor and impeccable timing. To send a hurricane on the third anniversary of the Katrina disaster and right at the beginning of the Republican Convention was, at first blush, a stroke of divine irony. I don’t blame You, I know You’re angry that […]

I Had a Dream: John McCain Picked a Woman as VP Running Mate

I’m standing in a hallway. There’s tension in the air. McCain just picked a woman as his VP running mate. His advisers are divided. They are arguing. I hear a loud voice, “there goes our ‘experience’ argument against Obama out the window!” I’m watching two of McCain’s advisers arguing over the issue. One of them […]

*Fist Bump* for Biden! And Why the Obama “Be the First to Know” Campaign is Pure Marketing Genius

I am awaiting for Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s first TV appearance as running mates as I write this. I received the email announcement early this morning from the Obama campaign, a couple of hours after the information got leaked in the New York Times. I didn’t get a text message, but that may be […]