An optimistic vision of Obama’s second term

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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?

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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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Obama and the new era of smallness

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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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Godspeed Barack Obama

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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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