Maybe the only answer is that middle-class Americans actually have a death wish when it comes to The American Dream.
Unless the declining trend of the daily newspaper is dramatically reversed so that journalists can adequately police political dialogue, truthful negative political ads can play a valuable educational role for inattentive voters.
Republicans have had a tough go of it lately, and a large chunk of it comes from the dashing of those sweet Obama expectations. They thought they could say anything about him and he wouldn't push back.
Despite overwhelming evidence that online communication ought to be a critical part of the media mix, many consultants -- especially on the Democratic side -- still believe television really is king.
A grumpy Norwegian fishing boat captain, a Hulk necktie and nonstop rain in an Alaskan village with not a road leading out of town... if you had told me all of this was in my future, I would have wondered what odd dream you had woken up from.
Who better to find a saner and fiscally-responsible way to deliver health care than those who have pledged to save us from wasteful spending and ineffective policies? Welcome back, fiscal conservatives!
Republicans could win this battle but lose the war. Many who end up voting for Tea Party-backed Republicans will be shocked when candidates get elected to office who don't support anything they don't find in their 19th-century view of the Constitution.
Local chapters would do well to reject the national Chamber of Commerce's politically subversive activities by shedding the national body and continuing their good work with members in their own communities.
Superman fights for 'truth, justice, and the American way.' I may be the voice of Superman in cartoons but in real life I am an everyman and, like you, I can use my voice to fight for the very same things. Vote.
the closer we get to the Nov. 2 elections, the more frequent all the mudslinging political TV commercials will get. Most of them are soul-sucking, brain-draining, amp-up-the-volume, corporate-paid trash.
Rrrriinnng! Rrrriinnng! Rrrriin -- " -- whatever you can. We'll just have to figure -- yeah, hello." "Good morning, is this Mandate Movers?" "...
When did we on the left forget how to fight back in dark alleys and call our enemies what they are: degenerate psychopaths who wear women's corsets, have smelly feet and hermaphroditic tendencies?
If we as Americans have a responsibility to protect our freedoms and to protect the freedoms of others, then calling attention to hate speech and repudiating racists is just the tip of the iceberg.
In the wake of Citizens United, with corporations pumping in unprecedented levels of dollars through shadowy front groups, we need to make their spending the salient issue in every message we put forth.