Call me crazy, but I think we all want to hear some specifics from Mitt Romney on foreign policy. On anything really, but let's take what we can get. And this morning as I opened my digital morning paper, I thought today would be that long-awaited day. Mitt Romney wrote in his op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that there were three sinews to American foreign policy that we need to restore: "our economic strength, our military strength, and the strength of our values." A number followed by words that filled in the blanks to the question, what are the three sinews? read more
It’s October and that means debate season. After months of primaries, rallies, fundraisers, and campaign re-starts, in two days the candidates reveal their true colors during the Presidential debates. The first face-to-face encounter is Wednesday evening in Denver. President Obama and Mitt Romney will meet at the University of Denver for a six-topic debate on domestic policy. read more
The invention of Twitter back in the spring of 2006 caused a revolution, both cyber and colloquial. It created a new form of communication which would soon take over media, corporations, politics, and social networking services. It has made a significant impact on the younger generation’s vernacular sparking debates over whether Twitter inhibits literacy potential or if it has just defined the ever-evolving cyber cloud of jargon used by Millennials. Twitter is definitely a double edged sword, developing a new side to the English language through concise, direct, expressive sentences. read more
With the September unemployment rate being released this upcoming Friday one thing is clear -- more and more college students are graduating without jobs, and that means they are unable to pay off their student loans. According to a Pew Research Center report 1 in 5 households are effected by student debt. read more
Christopher Wlezien, author of The Timeline of Presidential Elections: How Campaigns Do (and Do Not) Matter joins the conversation during today's guest spot. Christopher Wlezien analyzes data from 2,000 national polls between 1952 and 2008 and concluded that a persons preferences become clear in the last six months of the campaign. So what does it mean for this year's election. Be sure to tune in for the full conversation at 3:30pm and check out an excerpt from his book below. ONEElection Campaigns and Voter PreferencesImagine the timeline of a presidential election campaign. read more
The political world is eagerly anticipating this Wednesday’s presidential debate, but first comes another crucial showdown: Tonight’s second televised encounter between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.The Massachusetts Senate race remains close, but the candidates have switched places in the past month, with Warren opening small leads in most polls conducted since the Democratic convention. read more
Democratic strategist and former Kerry Deputy campaign manager Steve Elmendorf joins The Cycle to play out the parallel between John Kerry in 2004 and Mitt Romney in 2012. The Cycle ask if, like Kerry, Romney wins the first presidential debate, will he... watch
I'm not celebrating the return of the referees.
Don't get me wrong - I'd rather have them working, and I'm glad to see them get over on the NFL. But I'm saddened by the notion that, "Now we can just go back to watching the games." read more
"Excuse me sir, can I speak to you for a moment?"
He takes me by the arm in a way that only a man carrying a gun can. Not exactly pushing you up against a wall, but certainly steering you towards it - checking your chest, waist, back for a weapon.
"Do you live in this neighborhood? Oh, yeah? Why don't you show me where you live? We'll go there right now."
It's not a threat, but it's meant to sound like one.
I'm doing a run-through before Touré arrives on our shoot in Brooklyn. And even though I know it isn't real, I'm still uncomfortable. read more
I'm not celebrating the return of the referees. Don't get me wrong - I'd rather have them working, and I'm glad to see them get over on the NFL. But I'm saddened by the notion that, "Now we can just go back to watching the games."The NFL is the behemoth of sports. It makes the most money, it has the most fans, it has the biggest sponsorship. And whenever it decides that it isn't getting the everything it wants in a deal, it resorts to bully economics. read more
A new poll out this week by Bloomberg showed that Mitt Romney would lose a popularity contest to President George W. Bush, who was one of the most unpopular departing presidents in U.S. history when he left office four years ago.Forty-three of respondents to the Bloomberg poll viewed Romney favorably, compared to 46% who said they view Bush in a favorable light. read more
Marius Markevicius, the director of the documentary The Other Dream Team joins The Cycle table today to discuss his documentary that tells the story of the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team. The 1992 team did something no one thought was possible, they won the Olympic bronze medal. read more
Lea Goldman Marie Claire's Features Director and author of Running in Heels, joins the conversation during today's guest spot. In the article Marie Claire discusses how 2012 is a record year for female candidates: 298 women filed to run for the House and 36 for the Senate. Her article highlights 11 female politicians to keep your eye on during this campaign season including a double amputee war hero, a Rhodes scholar, a gun-toting former police chief, and more. Be sure to tune in at 3:30pm for the full conversation with Lea Goldman. read more