Thursday, November 29, 2012

An Unrequited Love Affair? Africa's fascination with the American Presidential Election and Barack Obama

 
                                      http://www.indigoarts.com/gallery_africanart_textl9.html

'"If only Africans could be as passionate about elections in our own countries... I'm actually quite concerned.."-Kumbirai 'King Scud' Kadungure, renowned Zimbabwean Social Commentator

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Rogue Scholars Give Their Predictions






Here at Rogue Scholar Society we pride ourselves on our political acuteness. I asked my fellow Scholars for their predictions on who will win today, Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Earth's Vote for the Presidential Election


Last week, Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern seaboard, causing millions of people to lose power, water, heat, their homes, and, for the very unfortunate, their loved ones. This past week, a friend of mine posted a satellite image of Sandy's landfall, and I made the off-hand comment that Earth is sick of waiting for DC to do something, and so, told the politicians that climate change is still happening, even if they deny or ignore it. Needless to say, that received many likes and agreements in that conversation.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Super Bowl Tuesday: What the Electoral System Could Learn from Sport

                                                                By Trevor Ammons

Imagine if the presidential debates were during College Football Saturdays?  Or if the debate was planned on a Sunday or Monday night match up during the NFL season?  How many people would watch?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

In My (Not So) Ideal World: Choosing Between the Lesser of Two Evils



Photo Courtesy of http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224505

After reading fellow Rogue Scholar, Shervin Stoney’s article on responsible voting, I have to admit that it really got me thinking about what my vote in this year’s election means. As a New York resident, I know that my one vote counts very little, seeing as President Obama is set to