James P. Rooney

Who Anointed the Swing States?

The next time you read a story about the strategy of the candidates in this year’s presidential election, before you get caught up in whether the Ron Paul-aligned Republican party in Nevada will affect Mitt Romney’s ability to win that state or whether the selection of Paul Ryan as a vice-presidential candidate will hurt Barack… Read more »

Don’t Mean A Thing

Coal? Solar, maybe. Natural gas, even methane gas, would seem more obvious responses to the question. But coal? Bush sounded like John Lewis rallying mine workers in the 1950s. Of course, nothing in the canned televised debates could be that extemporaneous. No, Bush’s solution to the nation’s energy woes was a calculated response, targeted not… Read more »