US Election 2012

The “47 percent” and “binders full of women” for new America

December 7, 2012
Mushfique Ahmed
The “47 percent” and “binders full of women” for new America

On May 17, 2012 Romney was speaking in a Republican fundraiser at the home of a private equity executive in Boca Raton, Florida. A couple of months before the presidential election, a video of the event was released by Mother Jones magazine.
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Voting on the Lunatic Fringe

November 22, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Voting on the Lunatic Fringe

The Lunatic Fringe of the political spectrum is my favourite hang-out. This month, my nation re-elected a president whose emotional range in tone of voice rivals that of Stephen Hawking.
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Obama’s second victory more impressive than first

November 11, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Obama’s second victory more impressive than first

In his historic victory speech in 2008, the-then senator Barack Obama began with these ringing words: “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible
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Francesco, now more people will start counting you!

November 9, 2012
Prashanta Tripura
Francesco, now more people will start counting you!

Dear Francesco, I lost touch with you after I returned home for good from the US, where, you may remember, I was a student for eight years during the 1980s.
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An optimistic vision of Obama’s second term

November 8, 2012
Anatole Kaletsky
An optimistic vision of Obama’s second term

President Barack Obama’s re-election is good news for the world economy and financial markets. Of course a victory by Mitt Romney, unlikely though it was, might have been even better news, which is perhaps why stock markets fell sharply after the election.
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What should Mitt Romney do next?

November 8, 2012
Nicholas Wapshott
What should Mitt Romney do next?

Amid the triumphant acclamation and the reluctant resignation of the two presidential candidates’ early morning speeches was the hint that politics is about to take a strange turn.
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Godspeed Barack Obama

November 5, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
Godspeed Barack Obama

During the first few years after I came to America as a graduate student, my life was a monotonous repetition of long cold nights in my attic den, day long lab and class and daily lunchtime walk to the student centre for a 99 cent taco with a plastic glass of water.
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Obama and the new era of smallness

November 5, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Obama and the new era of smallness

It is Monday, the day before the US election and I am feeling a little taste of bitterness in my mouth. It is coming from the knowledge that I have no choice in this election.
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Economic recovery may come too late for Obama

October 28, 2012
Nicholas Wapshott
Economic recovery may come too late for Obama

The green shoots of recovery are growing a little taller. Newly released gross domestic product estimates measuring consumer
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Romney’s Etch a Sketch foreign policy

October 24, 2012
David Rohde
Romney’s Etch a Sketch foreign policy

During last night’s foreign policy debate, the Mitt Romney of the Republican primaries disappeared. Romney’s April criticism of Obama’s decision to commit the United States military to helping oust Muammar Qaddafi in Libya disappeared.
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Romney’s auto bailout dodge strains credulity

October 22, 2012
Nicholas Wapshott
Romney’s auto bailout dodge strains credulity

There is the truth. Then there is the whole truth. Mitt Romney is still lagging behind the president in Ohio, the weather-vane state that has voted for every president since Abraham Lincoln
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Come down from the mountain, Mr. President

October 7, 2012
David Rohde
Come down from the mountain, Mr. President

Barack Obama’s presidential debate was eerily similar to the man who delivered a muddled acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.
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US presidential election 2012: The clash of beliefs

October 4, 2012
Moin Ghani
US presidential election 2012: The clash of beliefs

There is an old saying, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. Unfortunately, the same is not true for the United States of America. In the globalized world we live in today, what happens in the U.S. affects the entire world at large.
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