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Office Seekers Beware: It Is A Rough Road Ahead

Llewellyn King | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

So you want to run for office, shake up Washington and clean out the political stables? Then prepare to subject yourself and your family, possibly your old paramours, to the rigors of a very rough ride.

Fact Checking Should be a Debate Requirement

Constantine Tzanos | Posted 10.10.2016 | World
Constantine Tzanos

The formation of informed public opinion requires a scrutinized public discourse. In political debates, fact checking by the moderator, assisted in one way or another by a panel of fact checkers, is the closest approximation to such a discourse and should be an integral part of the debates.

The Writing Life: Hard To Believe That Johnny Apple Has Been Gone A Decade

Pranay Gupte | Posted 09.03.2016 | Media
Pranay Gupte

Hard to believe that soon it will be a decade since Johnny Apple of The New York Times died of complications from thoracic cancer. The Times has alw...

Trying To Explain Donald Trump To A Small Child

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 07.26.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

'Donald Trump's a bad guy.' 'Well, he's not exactly a bad guy, Honey.' So began this morning's unusual political debate. It wasn't unusual for me to be involved in a debate but my opponent was intransigent. He's three. He's my grandson.

Talking Politics with Your Kids

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

It's important that kids don't just imitate loosely stated positions they hear from us without forming their own educated positions. Encourage empathy with people who are unlike them that they do not have experiences with.

Stress and Burnout: Behind the Scenes of Political Campaigns

Megan Colgan | Posted 04.13.2017 | Politics
Megan Colgan

Presidential campaigns are stressful, fast-moving, pressure-cooker environments. No day is the same. Obstacles can come from any direction. Like the v...

Political Campaigns and Data Security

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 04.05.2017 | Technology
Daniel Etcovitch

Political campaigns are usually on tight budgets and are much more focused on campaign mechanics than cybersecurity, which to them feels like something outside their realm of expertise, so they spend little time thinking about what's happening to their data.

THE WILDCATTERS: Magic Bullets and the Teflon Don: Why Negative Campaign Ads Have Not Hurt Donald Trump in the Republican Nomination (But May in November)

Kirby Goidel | Posted 04.01.2017 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

One of the reasons many observers doubted the ability of Donald Trump to win the Republican nomination was the inevitable onslaught of negative advertising he would have to endure. Politically, Trump is an unlikely Republican nominee.

How the Rest of the World Sees the Trump Candidacy

Mary Buffett | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Mary Buffett

Trump's political campaign has devolved into a freak show that demonstrates our worst selves on the global stage. We also have to remember that the whole world (not just Americans) is watching. I get calls and emails from overseas wondering if Americans have lost their collective minds.

Adult Behavior Unbefitting a Child

Rona Milch Novick | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics
Rona Milch Novick

Turn on the TV or radio. Pick up a newspaper, or surf the web. You cannot avoid it. Adults behaving badly. I'm not referring to criminal, horrific...

5 Things to Consider When Voting for a President

Tricia Spencer | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Tricia Spencer

We need to be diligent. We need to be thorough. And most of all, after learning the good, the bad, and the vision of a candidate, we need to vote with the understanding that our votes have long-term consequences.

Hillary Clinton's Branding Dilemma

Bill Blaney | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Bill Blaney

For Clinton to succeed well in the next stages of this primary (and through to the election), she needs to craft a compelling brand message and narrative that is less about her and more about the rest of us.

CEO of FiscalNote On The Challenges Of Starting The Company As A College Student

Quora | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Disability: A New Campaign Issue About Not-so-new Concerns

David Pettinicchio | Posted 01.28.2017 | Politics
David Pettinicchio

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton recently proposed increased early screenings and more resources for treating autism.

Dropping the Ball: The Problem With Sports Imagery in Political Campaigns

Robert Alexander | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Robert Alexander

The nexus between sports and politics is strong. For many, politics is sport -- complete with winners and losers. Yet, the stakes are so much higher in the political arena and unlike the NFL playoffs, over 200 million Americans actually get to participate in elections across the country.

Terrorism as Cancer and Vice Versa: Of Waving Fists and Forgotten Gloves

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.29.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Terrorism is commonly, and aptly, I think, compared to cancer. Generally, however, those making the association fail to follow where the logic of it l...

False Proxy Power

Harlan Loeb | Posted 11.18.2016 | 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 10.02.2016 | 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 09.01.2016 | 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 08.21.2016 | 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.