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The way AdWords is used isn't always ethical. The good news is that it's cheaper for a campaign to use AdWords in an ethical manner than it is for negative campaigns to try to destroy opponents with it.
We're going to little league games, antique shows, NASCAR events, the mall, acting as homework helper or cabby to the kids: How can we be bothered to pay attention to politics?
The whole election has left a bad taste in my mouth. Big American elections bring out the worst in people's natures. The euphoria from the results may erase the ugliness temporarily, but the enmity and spite is still present, just under the surface.
The campaign post-mortems -- and recriminations on the Republican side -- already are underway and some big messages sent on Election Day already are being missed.
The way I see it, an awful lot of money was spent trying to sway my vote, and it didn't do a thing for me -- except piss me off.
Suppose all the polls which predict one of the tightest races in presidential electoral history are dead wrong and one or another candidate wins in a landslide, both popular and electoral?
Does Mitt Romney think we're not paying attention? I for one don't want the so-called reforms that Romney is selling. They are bad for Latinos, bad for our country, and just flat-out insulting.
Photo Credit: Youth Radio By: Luis Flores and Jenny Bolario Young people at Youth Radio watched a handful of campaign ads from the 2012 election se...
The barrage of negative advertising, coupled with propaganda masquerading as news, is taking its toll. The political discourse has gone over the cliff here in Ohio, and the resulting noise makes it much harder to truly listen to God and to one another.
This election has shown that there is a class of big-money political donors who greatly value secrecy. Their behavior under the current rules provides evidence that big spenders prefer anonymity even when other options are available.
If social media tell us anything, it is that we don't have to be passive to the Super-PACs well-funded campaign advertisements. It is always possible to get your own vision and point of view out there.
Washington watchdogs are appalled by the sea of money washing over the 2012 election. The rest of the nation is appalled by how that money is used -- mostly on tit-for-tat attack ads that pollute the airwaves and undermine any respect for the democratic process.
As Americans prepare to go to the polls, the airwaves are littered with paid advertising of the crassest and most manipulative kind. Political issues ...
Today's political campaigns exhibit a tragic feature of modern democracy: In elections for high office, honesty is a losing strategy. Sadly, what's morally required conflicts with what is necessary to win.