2012 Campaign

Close to One Million people were in Washington to celebrate President Obama’s second inauguration. As Rachel Maddow commented on her show, you can catch a glimpse of the character of the man in his unscripted moments. She showed footage of Barack the man, with Michelle and their children. Maddow also showed that on the occasion […]

The Editors would like to congratulate President Obama, and the American People, on his reelection. We see that President Obama is an intelligent and thoughtful person who looks at the evidence before making a decision.  He is able to take risks and has thus far show good judgment, leadership, self-confidence, and humility.  As has been […]

We learned this week, thanks to Mother Jones, that Mitt Romney, speaking at a fundraising event on May 17, 2012, said, There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are […]

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In the Election of 2000, Al Gore won the “Popular Vote” 50,999,897 to 50,456,002, 48.38% to 47.87%, by a margin of 543,895, or 0.51% of the vote. However, he lost Florida by 547 votes. Consequently Florida’s 25 Electoral College votes were awarded to Bush and Gore lost the election in the Electoral College 271 to […]

Newt Gingrich says, “I have a plan to set gasoline prices at $2.50 per gallon.  We have 1.4 trillion barrels of potentially recoverable oil in the United States. Join us to make it happen.” on YouTube, here. At a rally in Dalton, Georgia, reported here on CNN, he said, “Just tell all your friends we’re […]

We generally try to avoid partisan politics, believing that with respect to public health, disaster preparedness and risk reduction, we’re all in the same metaphorical boat. However, Maureen Dowd, writing in The New York Times, has pointed out some alarming statements by Mitt Romney, candidate for the Republican nomination in this year’s presidential election. We’re […]

Does Freedom of Speech imply the responsibility to speak honestly – even when what is not what people want to hear?  John Ehrenfeld, on his blog, in discussing the US Presidential Campaign, noted (here), “[M]y concerns and consternation at the virtually complete absence of truth from [a GOP debate in New hampshire]. Not only was the […]

While the editors of Popular Logistics understand that it is important to prepare for emergencies – and carry flashlights, per the 911 Commission, we also understand that it is important to avoid emergencies. We also note that President Theodor Roosevelt once said “Speak softly but carry a big stick.” ABC News reports the statements made […]

“If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, smells like a duck, and quacks …  it’s a duck” – anonymous “What’s in a name? A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet.” “Being President of this country is entirely about character.” – Aaron Sorkin “The American […]

Tweet At the conclusion of the GOP debate, Wolf Blitzer thanked CNN‘s partners, the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation. This partnership explains the framing of the debate on energy as “Burn Baby Burn” or “Drill Baby Drill.” No questions were asked on the potential for renewable energy technologies, such as wind, solar, geothermal, […]

| | Tweet | In “Wanted: Worldly Philosophers,” Roger Backhouse and Bradley Bateman say:|”IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect to turn […]

  Tweet On the campaign trail in Iowa, Mitt Romney said, “Corporations are people.” (NY Times, Washington Post) An argument can be made that Mr. Romney meant that corporations are composed of people, that they magnify the abilities of individuals. However, Ayn Rand might suggest that the candidate made a collectivist statement. Mr. Romney could […]