Category Archives: American Presidential election

The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy fifty years later

This week on Friday November 22 is the fiftieth anniversary of the murder of John F.Kennedy in Dallas ,Texas. Its hard to believe that fifty years have passed.I was seventeen at the time, a first year university student at the … Continue reading

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US Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7% from 7.9%:Positive trend continues

  The latest U.S. unemployment rate shows a continuation of the positive trend of lower unemployment and a gradually healing eeconomy. The headline rate for November 2012 dropped two tenths of a percentage point to 7.7 % from its October … Continue reading

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Obama wins decisive but narrow victory in both popular vote and electoral college.

This past week’s American election marks an important historical turning point. A broadly based multi-cultural multi-lingual diverse lifestyle progressive 21st century  coalition won a narrow but decisive victory over a much more conservative traditional 20th century coalition. Both sides worked … Continue reading

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President Obama leans across finish line just ahead of Romney

I have followed American Presidential politics and elections ever since as a young boy I lamented the defeat of Adlai Stevenson by Dwight D.Eisenhower in 1956.American elections despite their blemishes remain vibrant and exciting . American democracy despite the corruption … Continue reading

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Unemployment and the Battleground states in the American election

The unemployment rate has played a large role in this election. The Republicans have claimed that unemployment and the slow rate of economic growth are the fault of President Obama and his stimulus policies. I have indicated in an earlier … Continue reading

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