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False Proxy Power

Harlan Loeb | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Harlan Loeb

When push comes to shove, people don't always do what they say they intend to do. They don't vote for the candidate or issue that they indicated they would.

Is Facebook Changing the Political Landscape Forever?

John Dick | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
John Dick

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage a few months ago, my Facebook feed was awash with rainbow-tinted profile pictures. If you analyzed my friends' posts, you'd conclude that a perfect 100 percent of them supported the SCOTUS ruling. But something's off about that.

Democracy, Journalism and Civic Education

Fernando Reimers | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Fernando Reimers

Electoral campaigns are important events in the life of a democracy, and provide rich material for civic education. Since educating students to engage as democratic citizens is one of the main goals of educational institutions it is important that these lessons are fully and deliberately examined with the depth that the health of this democratic republic requires.

Christian Faith Is Not a Campaign Strategy

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 08.21.2015 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

Citizenship and Christianity are not the same thing, and, while, of course, people bring their religious convictions to the voting booth, the goal of Christians should not be to use the state to advance the goals of religion.

Obama Campaign Logo Designer Weighs in on Hillary Clinton's "H" Logo

Ben Arnon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Ben Arnon

With all of the recent criticism (and some praise) surrounding Hillary Clinton's newly revealed campaign logo, I decided it was time to have another chat with Mr. Sender in order to gain his perspective on Hillary's new bold "H" logo.

Dollars in Democracy -- Part I: Super PACs

Daniel Kim | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
Daniel Kim

Immense amounts of money from super PACs are flooding in to support politicians. The implications of lobbying are up for debate. However, it seems that lobbying provides a significant amount of political clout going to those with the greatest wealth.

3 Ways Google AdWords Will Destroy Your Political Campaign

Craig Agranoff | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Craig Agranoff

AdWords can be an invaluable tool for getting the word out, online, about a candidate. It can also break a campaign and lead to ruin if used incorrectly.

Why Every College Student Should Work on a Political Campaign

Bobby Caruso | Posted 01.11.2015 | College
Bobby Caruso

Recently, I had the opportunity to intern with a local state senate campaign. As a communications major pursuing a career in entertainment media, I didn't imagine how much I would learn about politics, my community, leadership, and myself.

Rand Paul's Message on Foreign Policy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Whether you love him or hate him, Rand Paul is succeeding in doing something that other Republican candidates have not done in a very long time: broaden the foreign policy debate within the Republican Party in order to encompass a growing libertarian streak among younger Americans.

American Politics Are a Mess. Is This Why?

Noam Bramson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Noam Bramson

Is the media's excessive interest in personal scandal really at the root of the superficiality and viciousness of today's politics? I'm not convinced. Yes, tabloid-style coverage is a problem, but I see much bigger factors at play

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of...

Want a Winning Website for Your Non-Profit?

Laura Packard | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Laura Packard

Say you have a successful long-established non-profit advocacy group. Or perhaps you just launched your political campaign or non-profit online. Now it's time for your organization to do a full website build (or rebuild)!

Can You Be A Political Mudslinger And Still Have A Soul?

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Political campaigns are increasingly staffed by people whose sole job is to figure out how to destroy the opposition. They tend to be yo...

Campaign Trail Glamour: Underwear Runs, Weight Gain, Stretchy Pants And Loud Sex

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential campaigns aren’t always as glamorous as they are portrayed in the movies. They often involve seemingly never-ending hours...

'Drinking And Talking' Explores The Dark Side Of Political Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the heart of a presidential campaign are two kinds of creatures. There is the campaign operative, whose job is to bolster his or her ...

Amplifyd: Crowd-Sourced Lobbying Launches Website

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Here a concerned citizen can pay a small fee for an activist to make phone calls to elected officials on their behalf, with part of the money going to the non-profit managing the campaign.

How to Use Effective Online Advocacy to Grow Your List

Laura Packard | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Laura Packard

The dirty little secret is that a lot of online advocacy doesn't necessarily accomplish anything offline AND it isn't growing your list either. So you...

How to Use Social Media to Build Your Email List

Laura Packard | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Laura Packard

If people prefer to get your content on social media, why try so hard to get their email address? Two reasons: reach and control.

So You're Running for Office. How Do You Launch a Political Campaign Online?

Laura Packard | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Laura Packard

As a digital strategist and political consultant, I see political campaigns all the time that launch with critical pieces missing in their strategy. T...

Wrong Number, Ma'am

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark D. Weinberg

Of all the unsettling aspects of recent political campaigns -- and there are many -- none is more "icky" than having a candidate's wife record a robocall about how wonderful her husband is.

Twitter and the 2014 Election: Mysteries Revealed!

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Dan Rutherford is playing by the social media rules, Kirk Dillard is one of the most engaging candidates on the Twitter-sphere, people must really want to hear what Gov. Quinn has to say, and Bill Brady writes golden tweets.

Jason Linkins

Michele Bachmann's Legislative Accomplishments In One Chart | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

All the haters who say that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has a "thin legislative resume" are totally forgetting that time she sponsored H.R. 923 (1...

Jason Linkins

Michele Bachmann's Presidential Bid: Was It A Smart Thing To Do? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

Did Michele Bachmann make the right decision to run for president in 2012? I'm not sure that "running for president in 2012" was a smart decision for ...

Bachmann: I'm Leaving Congress

Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced early Wednesday that she will not seek a fifth term in office. The decision to bow out of the 2014 race w...

Body Language for Aspiring Politicians: Nonverbal Communication in Politics

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Vanessa Van Edwards

For aspiring politicians, knowing how to engage and reach the masses with their ideas and beliefs is essential. But knowing what to say is just as important as how to say it.