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An original staple of the podcast. This is where I rant and rave about a subject matter that I am equal parts passionate about and disgusted by. Enter at your own risk.

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As So Many Before It, This Presidential Election Will Be A Choice Between The...

"Who are you supporting for President, Dana?" I'm asked this question - a lot - and the truth is that this Presidential election will be...

“Politics of the Belly” in Africa

A short review of Jean-Francois Bayart's work on Africa - a theoretical discussion attempting to propose a new intellectual paradigm concerning the socio-political currents which define sub-Saharan...

On “McCain / Mooseburger ’08″…

Hmm, where do I begin as it relates to my opinion of the McCain / Palin ticket without a trip to the emergency room...

McCain: Can’t chew gum and walk at the same time…

Dave Letterman rips McCain a new one on his cancelled appearance, "To suspend his campaign in order to save the economy"...further proof of yet...

McCain Uses The ’Pull-Out’ Method…

It has become evident that John McCain is pulling out of Michigan, conceding it (and 17 Electoral votes) to Obama so that he can...

The Myth of Irregular Warfare as Modern Phenomenon

Following the collapse of the U.S.S.R, the last couple decades has witnessed the re-emergence of asymmetrical conflicts, with irregular forces now the common enemy.

It’s the Economic Stupidity, Stupid…

THE best thing to happen to John McCain was for the three network anchors to leave him in the dust this week while they chase Barack Obama on his global Lollapalooza tour. Were voters forced to actually focus on McCain's response to our spiraling economic crisis at home, the prospect of his ascension to the Oval Office could set off a panic that would make the IndyMac Bank bust in Pasadena look as merry as the Rose Bowl.

The Political Machine 2012 Review

The Political Machine 2012 is a turn-based strategy and campaign management game. However, don’t let its whimsical graphics fool you…underneath is a fully-featured political simulation that is both fun...

The Invisible Hand and the Fairer Sex: Women and Globalization

During the last half of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st, the world has borne witness to a period of rapid industrial growth and production, transnational...

In Memoriam: Tim Russert…

Today the world of journalism lost a truly great and gifted man…Tim Russert. Tim was the NBC News Washington Bureau Chief (the leader...

Podcast 411: Four More Years

The election is over, President Obama has won a second term and it’s time for a little post-election analysis; including what the next four years may look like and the impending fiscal cliff.

The Case For Obama / Biden ’08…

In an odd example of irony ripped straight from the primary, I received my own "3 AM" call last night...well, except is was a...

Stimulated Boredom Listeners: “I Voted”

The following video is a collection of photographs submitted by listeners of the Stimulated Boredom podcast, proudly displaying their "I Voted" stickers and participation in the 2012 Presidential Election.

Stay Classy, Assholes

Neil Heslin, the father of a 6-year-old boy who was slain in the Sandy Hook massacre, was shouted down (see: heckled) by pro-gun advocates during a hearing before the Gun Violence Prevention Group. My thoughts on gun control.

Podcast 370: Have You Seen My Wiener?

As more women come forward with inappropriate images of Rep. Anthony Weiner's...well, wiener...including racy text messages, I offer my reasons for why he should step down from office.

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