If the United States Olympics Committee wants the Olympics, it should nominate Los Angeles. But who knows what it will do? There is reason to suspect the motives of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Since 1995, the U.S. city bidding process has been riddled with scandal, embarrassment, and failure. As a result, the United States has not […]Read more "How L.A. could save the Olympics (again)"
There’s a somewhat famous interview question, rumored to be used at Google, that’s become a bit of urban legend. There are some slight variations, but they have almost the same structure. The question goes something along the lines of: “You have 25 horses and no stopwatch. Using a racetrack that can only run five horses […]Read more "17’s A Crowd: How to Structure the GOP Debates"
Just one cycle ago, we witnessed what could be considered perhaps one of the greatest debate performances in modern Western political history. In the first debate of the 2010 U.K. General Election, and indeed the first such debate ever televised in the U.K., both challengers – Gordon Brown, Prime Minister and leader of the Labour […]Read more "An Ode to Nick Clegg"
During the 2008 election, John McCain pledged that, if elected President, he would introduce a form of Britain’s famous Prime Minister’s Questions – the weekly affair that involves the Prime Minister being grilled by members of Parliament, often to entertaining results. John McCain did not win, and Barack Obama did not reciprocate the pledge. As such, there is […]Read more "How to Fix Presidential Debates: What We Can Learn from Britain"
“Let me be plain: we’re not going to do a deal with the Scottish National Party. We’re not gonna have a coalition, we’re not gonna have a deal.” Then he went further. “If it meant we weren’t gonna be in government, not doing a coalition, not having a deal, then so be it.” When asked to clarify, […]Read more "Miliband’s Sherman Statement"
Things are heating up in advance of the U.K. General Election, now only a little more than three weeks away. This week, parties have begun to launch their manifestos, and this Thursday the leaders of five opposition parties will gather in London for the second (and final) debate in which multiple party leaders will share the […]Read more "Opposition Leaders’ Debate: Things to Look Out For"