Solomon Kleinsmith is a former nonprofit worker, serial social entrepreneur and strident centrist independent blogger from Omaha, Nebraska. His website, Rise of the Center, is the fastest growing blog targeting centrist independents and moderates.
I'd like to think that the positive sounding things that House Majority Leader John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama have been saying, but much of their comments include worrisome hedging.
After Bush's election in 2000, many Republicans said much the same about demographic advantages, as did Democrats in 2008.
Normally, I’d be looking forward to the post-election period, where there is usually a bit of a break from the really nasty partisan garbage that peaks around Election Day. But now I just want it to be over.
Both sides call the other liars, and they're both right.
There is nothing wrong with immigration in general. The problem is our inflexible immigration policy that doesn't adapt to the economic times our country is in.
A whole heck of a lot of us are in that 47 percent percent, and from the polls I've been seeing... more and more of us are leaning toward voting for Obama, or at least not voting for Romney.
Ideology is a dangerous thing. Both parties would rather tell fictions about the economy than deal with real, imminent problems.
Swing voters would love to see a decent alternative to Obama, and if Romney were a decent alternative, he'd be the one leading in the polls right now.
I did hear something at both conventions that gives me hope about being able to avoid this fast approaching 'fiscal cliff', and get our government headed in a more fiscally sane direction.
I really do think there is a chance that this garbage will cost Romney 2-3 points. Not to Obama, but to Gary Johnson.
After two days of being in Tampa and interacting with a bunch of people, the most surprising tidbit I've noticed is that all the Republicans I've talked to were in favor of full donor transparency for political organizations.
Our country needs CNN to be more than just profitable. We need it to be influential, like MSNBC is among the left, and Fox News is on the right. Crossfire would fill this need.
It's no wonder Romney's likeability numbers are staying stubbornly low, and no wonder that Republicans have had so much success using Reid and Pelosi as punching bags.
Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb and Independent Joe Lieberman were right to vote against President Obama's political play to allow the tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year to expire in a few months.
In reality, polling data shows widespread support for Voter ID laws. Are they all that bad?
Swing voters didn't like what the Democrats were doing when they had the Senate, House and White House, we don't like what the Republicans have done with their expanded minority the last year and a half either.
Even if the fiction they're creating is more Don Quixote than Edward R Murrow, it's still good television. This is especially true if you still think it could be possible to produce a news program that people want to watch, and advertisers want to support, that's more about reporting what's going on, rather than merely using it to fit their narrow ideological worldview.
The worst thing that can happen is for people to just up and quit looking for work. It's not a big change, but seeing the labor participation rate go up from 63.6 percent to 63.8 percent is a small step in the right direction.
The former President and the Mayor of Newark were both critical of Obama's attack ads against Romney. Democrats should listen up if they want to attract swing voters in November.
Should anything shock you coming from a station that would give a lowlife like Al Sharpton a show, or a station that would give give Glenn Beck a platform for a few years?