Author: Raj Kannappan

If Romney Wins

Most polls have Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a dead heat. At this point, Romney stands a fair chance of winning the White House in November. In fact, for all of his supposed deficiencies, he has done quite well to reenergize his campaign with the Paul Ryan pick while maintaining a steady line of attack against Barack Obama’s economy. This week, an average of the nation’s major polls finds Obama and Romney tied at 46.8%. The gap has slowly been closing over the past few weeks, and what were originally thought to be solidly blue states have now...

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The President Loves Wall Street

In 2007, transcending the debauched world of politics emanated his hope and promise: “I don’t want to spend the next year or the next four years refighting the same fights that we had in the 1990s. I don’t want to pit red America against blue America. I want to be the President of the United States of America.” What has transpired since then? Senator Obama eventually came face to face with the realities of the highest office in the land; hopeless and changeless circumstances grounded his Messianic rise. In a 2009 interview with Steve Kroft on CBS’s 60 Minutes,...

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Obama’s Un-presidential Campaign

Tweet With Mitt Romney’s campaign building a portrayal of the former Massachusetts governor as a competent manager and a capable leader ready to assume the presidency, Obama’s team has attempted to defuse this strategy with a provision of the statement, “Obama is not perfect, but there is no better alternative.” However, what is becoming clearer is that the Obama campaign’s multiple and varied stumbles are presenting quite the stark contrast to Romney’s tightly-run ship. So much so that the last thing on Obama’s mind should be deflecting criticism about his being—or not being—the almighty. Exhibit 1: Amidst the litany...

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Obama and the Kids

Don’t vote for President Obama. As a candidate, he promised “to be a President … who would ensure that [your] generation … had the same chances and the same opportunities that our parents gave us.” Thus, no fewer than 23.4 million 18-29 year-olds went to the ballot box in 2008, constituting the highest turnout of young voters in modern presidential history. Millenials formed about 18 percent of the electorate in 2008, and Obama won this group by an astounding 34 percentage points. Much credit for this landslide goes to Obama’s inspirational message of change that resonated with young voters, even...

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“Sex Week” at Yale

It’s “Sex Week” at Yale. From February 4-14, Yalies engage in public debauchery supported by their own university administration. According to the organizers, “Sex Week” is “a biennial series of events and workshops on sexuality, intimacy, and relationships.” And therein lies the problem. With a target budget of $20,000, “Sex Week” provides anything but mere education sessions on sexuality, intimacy, and relationships.  It provides a range of tasteless events that surely should not align with the conviction of Yale administrators.  Board members of the “Sex Week” executive committee posit that their event fosters “an open and multifarious dialogue about sexuality [that] is essential to the safety and well-being of our peers.”  This is but a farce, supported by annual evidence since 2002. Here are some of the most eye-catching events on the list: “XXX Haiku Workshop,” “Avoiding & Achieving Pregnancy: What Your Government Does to Help,” “Work It: Founder of Babeland Sex Toys,” “Maggie Mayhem with Cindy Gallop on Sex, Sex on Camera, and the Porn Industry,” and “Fornication 101 with Oh Megan!”  With additional events likely to grace the Yale campus over the course of the next few days, “Sex Week” is the antithesis of a series of intellectually stimulating events more appropriate for an institution of higher learning. Don’t worry, though. This year’s “Sex Week” isn’t actually representative of Yale’s culture.  The “Sex Week” of previous years...

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