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4. How The Flaw In Elections Foisted Prohibition On America

Ted Wachtel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Ted Wachtel

In 1920, on the first day of Prohibition, people must have looked around and thought, "How the hell did this happen?" Wayne Wheeler, leader of the National Anti Saloon League, knew exactly how it happened.

Jason Linkins

Sheldon Adelson Wants To Help Obama With This Whole Syria Vote Thing, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

As our national debate over how little we can get away with doing in response to the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons while still being able to credibly say that we've done something rages, we have apparently entered the "another county heard from" stage of the discussion. I say this because, for some reason, billionaire casino mogul and quixotic campaign donor Sheldon Adelson has shown up on the scene, and he says he's ready "to roll up his sleeves and help Obama" with this whole Syria thing. In an interview with the National Journal, Adelson said, "I would be willing to help out the administration because I believe it's the right thing to do. He is our only -– we don't have any other commander in chief." Presumably, he looked around for another one, at the sports book or something, but came up short.

Mark Blumenthal

Americans Want To Repeal What? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As they do on many obscure policy issues, Americans polarize sharply along partisan lines when they learn that President Barack Obama su...

Confessions From an Obama Campaign Staffer

Laurence Pevsner | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Laurence Pevsner

Now that the campaign's over, and the President will be inaugurated in a matter of weeks, I am no longer a representative of Obama for America. And I have a few confessions to get off my chest about this summer.

Jason Linkins

Sheldon Adelson Is A Low Information Billionaire, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's involvement in electoral politics has never made a whole lot of sense -- after all, before he was bankrolling Mitt Romn...

High Anxiety, Low Information, Moderate Expectations: The Importance of Voter Psychographics in Elections

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Frequently, citizens' votes have more to do with who they are as opposed to who the candidates are or what their ads say. That's why when it comes to winning elections in close races understanding psychographics trumps demographics.

Swing Voters for Fun and Terror

Mark Morford | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Mark Morford

Who dares, at this point in his/her wobbly existence, have no concrete clue as to what's going on, who to vote for, or why they should bother to learn to understand how to care about any of it in the first place?

The Obama FISA Quandary

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

This group should work to defeat the FISA bill by pressuring enough senators to make sure it fails to pass. Instead, a great number of them are targeting Obama and so shooting themselves in the foot.