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Alternatives to Facebook for Small Business Marketing

Reid Wegley | Posted 12.24.2014 | Small Business
Reid Wegley

How would I promote myself online as a service professional, minus Facebook? Here's a list of the tools that I think are most effective for those who are interested in maintaining their brand image, engaging potential customers and generating leads.

2014 Democratic Agenda: Protecting the 47 Percent

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

To respond to cold-hearted Republican ideology, the 2014 Democratic Agenda must have a strong populist bent. It should begin with the assertion that the economy must work for all the people.

Forget Debates: It’s Party Platters, Not Platforms

Marie Woolf | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Marie Woolf

2012-10-23-Mariewoolf.jpg Forget debates, PAC ads and voter guides: just sample the two party platters. We need only look to what the candidates' wives are serving up.

Obama, Marriage Equality, And Prop 8: Then And Now

Chana Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chana Wilson

Four years later, we are still married in California, along with the 18,000 same-sex couples who squeaked in before Prop 8 passed, but we are still seen as single by the feds, thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). But hallelujah: Change is afoot!

New Details Revealed In Behind-The-Scenes Dem Fight

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

In 1951, an undistinguished, frequently-drunk, first term senator named Joseph McCarthy insinuated that George Marshall, the general who had led the U...

Obama Campaign Wins Week but Majority Believe Acceptance Speech Didn't Provide Enough Details or Vision

David K. Rehr | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
David K. Rehr

The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management Survey called The Horse Race Finds that President Obama's Campaign Wins Week ...

Finding God in the Party Platforms

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

What matters is whether the platform shows an intention to honor God's call for action that we care for each other as neighbors and work to heal the sick, feed the hungry and protect those in need. The Democratic platform fully embraces those values, but they are hard to find in the Republican platform.

Conservatives Seek to Celebrate the Constitution by Undermining It

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.

You Know It When You See It

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.11.2012 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Since conservatives seem oblivious of their party's stated agenda, they may soon find themselves without access to any reliable means of getting their rocks off. So how will they survive in a porn-free America?

Voter Fraud The Daily Show and The Daily Caller Can Agree On

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 11.10.2012 | College
Remy M. Maisel

Checkmate, Democrats! Try and make your case against discriminatory voter ID laws that would provide only illusory protection against nonexistent cases of in-person voter fraud now!

The Democratic Platform's 10 Best Economic Ideas

Bloomberg View | Evan Soltas | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: While most discussion of the Democratic Party's 2012 platform has centered on God, Jerusalem and abortion, the document does offer...

John Kerry's Master Blast

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

What is striking about Kerry's stewardship in the past two years is the comradeship he has forged with foreign dignitaries and with Republican committee members to create a small, effective bastion of bipartisan cooperation on matters essential to the nation's national security.

WATCH: Colbert Takes On Dems Embarrassing 'God' Gaffe

Posted 09.07.2012 | Comedy

Like his heroes Mitt Romney and Sean Hannity, Stephen Colbert is a committed Zionist through-and-through. So he could not have been more offended when...

The Arts: Making a Difference at the DNC

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Here at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the role of the arts is alive and well.

Two Party Platforms, Two Foreign Policies

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

The haste with which Democratic leaders rushed Wednesday to reinsert mentions of God and Jerusalem in their already published platform suggests that these party manifestos may actually matter to American voters and policymakers.

Ryan: Democrats Were 'Against God Before They Were For Him'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — President Barack Obama has broken too many promises to earn a second term and four more years under his leadership cou...

Democratic Quick Change Artists

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

What we saw on the convention floor in Charlotte was the real Democratic Party. It was hostile to religion and not very friendly to Israel. And that part is no joke.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Grilled By CNN After Explanation Of Platform Change

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz attempted on Wednesday to beat back the controversy arising from a late and seemingly div...

Mitt Romney: Obama 'Throwing Israel Under The Bus'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney slammed the start of the Democratic National Convention in an interview on Wednesday, referring to the C...

Anderson Cooper Scoffs At Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Platform Explanation

Posted 11.05.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper openly mocked the Democrats' attempts to brush past the controversy surrounding changes to its platform on Wednesday night. Democra...

Jaweed Kaleem

Democrats Fight Back Anti-Religion Accusations | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee's top representative to faith communities lashed back Wednesday against accusations that the party is anti-religion ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Dems Drop 'God' From Party Platform | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

In an interview broadcast tonight, CNN asked Obama adviser Robert Gibbs about the DNC platform dropping the word "God," which has been included in pre...

Obama vs Obama

Patty Culhane | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Patty Culhane

On paper, this race shouldn't be as close as it is. Mitt Romney is not what most political consultants would call a great candidate.

What Kind of People Will We Be?

Mike Lux | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

We saw the Republicans attacking Democrats hard on the business thing with their "we built this" message. This week, we Democrats have our turn, and how we both attack Republicans' weakness and address our own will be critically important to framing the fall debate.

Friday Talking Points -- Talking Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The facts are squarely on the Democrats' side. But we need bumpersticker answers. Slogans. Not an in-depth discussion of why the other side's position is horsefeathers, but a snappy putdown to showcase the wrongness of the Republican position.