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For Democrats to Win Future Mid-Terms: Five Priorities

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

To some it appears that there are two separate electorates in the U.S. -- one for the general election that closely resembles the makeup of the actual population, and one for the mid-terms that skews heavily toward older, more Republican voters. That perception is generally true, but it's not entirely that simple.

Why I Like Negative Ads

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media
Jonathan Haber

I actually like negative ads. I know this might seem counterintuitive, given that negative ads suffer from so many shortcomings critical thinking-wise. But negative ads at least present an argument.

Romney Campaign Insists They Have 'High Ground' In Increasingly Nasty Campaign

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

BOSTON - Advisers to Mitt Romney on Friday said that President Barack Obama has diminished the presidency with his attacks on the presumptive Republic...

Why Obama and Romney Are Going Mano-a-Mano

Howard Fineman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

This presidential campaign is shaping up as one of the most personally nasty in modern times -- and more quickly than experts thought it would. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama already are in choreographed hand-to-hand combat mode. The GOP's presumptive nominee has angrily demanded an apology from Obama himself for a campaign staffer's suggestions that Romney may have committed a felony by misstating his role at Bain Capital in a SEC filing. Romney called the remarks "outrageous" and "beneath the dignity" of Obama and the presidency. Not only did the president not apologize, he all but scoffed at his foe. Obama did not pawn off the controversy onto his campaign staff or position himself above the fray as a sitting president with much more lofty work to do.

Political Attacks Cross The Line

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

Negative advertising and smear campaigning have been staples of American politics for nearly two centuries. Some historians trace the roots of the pra...

Sam Stein

Political Operatives Mull Going Positive | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While positive campaigning is not a panacea for a candidate seeking to neutralize a well-funded opponent, there are upsides to 'going ni...

Public Asks for Political Inspiration, but Responds to Negative Attacks

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

There are two people running against me in the Republican primary for New Jersey's Ninth district and recently I had an interesting lesson in politics...

Man Explodes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Hail Mary Mudslinging

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Does Dan Hynes' ad featuring Harold Washington represent a "game change" in this late hour of the campaign?

Obama Finally Fastest In TV Ad Wars

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

It's all negative all the time now in the TV ad wars. For once, Obama has stolen a march on McCain in the campaign hit parade. And his attack strategy seems to be much more on the axis of decision for this election.