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In Defense of Deviousness: Voters Seeking "Authenticity" in Presidential Candidates Are Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Byron Kennard | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Byron Kennard

Ladies and gentlemen, I rise in defense of deviousness, a much misunderstood and maligned aspect of political leadership. Deviousness, in truth, is often a desirable trait in political leaders -- an assertion I shall prove in a straightforward manner by citing well-known historical examples that are crystal clear.

Bumper Sticker Politics

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

The discussion of important political issues, I teach my students, deserves something more than a catchy slogan or 10 second soundbite that serves only to simplify very complicated, multifaceted issues.

Behind the Screwy Obama Birth Certificate Controversy

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

At first glance it defied credulity that the... Chicago Tribune would do something as screwball as giving any credence to the issue of whether... Obama is really a U.S. citizen or not.

Why Health Care Never Wins Elections

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter A. Ubel

Despite this country's dire situation, health care doesn't win elections, because health care problems never feel as immediate as other threats.

Hayden Panettiere says, Register to Vote!

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paige Donner

"When we want to make changes, it's not enough to protest or march. We need to contact our congressmen and elected officials to tell them how we feel about issues."

Wall of Silence Surrounds Campaigns as Africa Suffers

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Georgianne Nienaber

Make no mistake about it, there is a violent resource war happening in Congo and a great wall of silence has been erected around it.