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From Daisies to Swift Boats: It's Political Ad Season!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.21.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Looking back, it's been fascinating to track the 60-year evolution of the political ads -- from the chirpy Eisenhower and Kennedy spots, complete with jingle-like campaign songs, to the more sophisticated and harder-hitting commercials we see today.

How Presidential Candidates Can Use Online Video to Run an Effective Campaign

Brian_Kelly | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology

Typically, we see online video incorporated into political campaigns as advertisements and recordings of speeches. However, it can be much more.

Conventional Wisdom and the 'Chemistry of Community'

David Adler | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
David Adler

Political campaigns demand levels of trust and commitment that are best generated face-to-face. Humans respond deeply and profoundly to the unique chemistry of community that arises when we gather together.

Faster, Better, Stronger Campaigning: How Technology Will Eliminate the Need for As Much Money in Politics

Nomiki Konst | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Nomiki Konst

Somewhere along the way, the terms "campaigning" and "fundraising" have become inseparable. But can we imagine it any other way?

Are We Better Off Today Than We Were Four Years Ago? Part 1

Mark Cuban | Posted 11.05.2012 | Small Business
Mark Cuban

I only wish that candidates were held to the same standards of fact that CEO's of public companies are. If CEOs were as vague, fast and loose with the facts as our candidates are, they would be in big trouble.

We Did Build That

Nelson Davis | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If America was only about individual enterprise without a strong central government, we'd be a series of fiefdoms in search of a common mission and struggling to rise to even a third-world level.

Implicit Consent: Congress and You

Sam Colt | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Sam Colt

You might think that with such low approval ratings, Americans would be stalking the ballot box, waiting to vote out their dysfunctional leaders, right?

A Bright Shiny Objects Proclamation

Spencer Green | Posted 09.16.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

For too long, the bright shiny object has been exploited by people for their own greed and corrupt agendas.

Why Romney's 'Mad Men' Campaign Is Failing

Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Ever since Nixon, Republicans have campaigned on the lessons they learned about TV back then. For a long time, those lessons served them well. The trouble is, TV is no longer our culture's dominant medium. It's being replaced by the Internet.

Mitt Romney and the Death of Mad Men Campaigning

Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

So, to Republicans, it doesn't matter what the Heritage Foundation or Mitt Romney actually did. As the Mad Men taught them, all that matters is the image a viewer sees at any given moment.

The Problem With Re-Elections

Aubree Eliza Weaver | Posted 08.28.2012 | College
Aubree Eliza Weaver

For awhile now, I've had some qualms about political incumbents, re-elections, and multiple terms. The whole concept just doesn't sit well with me.

I'm Not Just a Key Demographic

Nancy Cronk | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Nancy Cronk

It's time to demand more of our legislators, and the best time to do that is when they are candidates. Your time and your money are precious -- don't waste it on candidates who do not value diversity on a very deep level.

Is a Sucker Really Born Every Minute? And Are You One of Them?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

How can we combat lies, even from the side we favor? How do we hold our leaders responsible for the truth and stand up to the fictions perpetrated upon us by Supreme Court condoned Super PACs? The first step is simple if we think to do it. Ask questions, debate and challenge.

The Powerful, Essential Artistry Of Negative Campaigning

New York Magazine | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama has made his mistakes as a politician and as a president, but here is one thing he indisputably did right: pummel Mitt Romney with a voll...

Needed: A Better Story for America

Terry Newell | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

If leading is meaning-making, those who aspire to leadership have work to do. We need a story that helps us make sense of the realities we face, calls upon core values that bind us together, engages our best efforts and our collective sacrifice.

7 Pivotal Moments In Incumbent Campaigns

Samuel L. Popkin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Books
Samuel L. Popkin

While a challenger's presidential campaign can quickly adjust and adapt to shifting seas like a speedboat, an incumbent's campaign behaves more like a battleship, maneuvering slowly and making very large waves.

Digital Tools for Political Campaigns: The Basics

Colin Delany | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

Using the internet for politics may seem relatively new to some of us, but most online campaigning is a reincarnation of some classic political act in digital form.

Your Vote Will Be Counted But It Will Not Count

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

After the election those votes which we so freely give will not mean as much as those that have been bought. The corporations, the PACs, the special interest groups that dominate the elections will be heard and the voice of the voter ignored and forgotten.

Leadership, Followship and Mitt Romney

Clint Reilly | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Clint Reilly

Let's start with the false perception, which is that politicians have answers to our problems. (They usually don't.) Then let's get to the false expectation, which is that they will aggressively pursue solutions to our problems.

Boehner: Obama Super PAC Decision 'Just Another Broken Promise'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Hours after President Barack Obama's campaign decided to soften its stance toward super PACs, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) slammed the ...


Casey Miller | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Casey Miller

We are influenced every day by celebrities, politicians, media, and peers. If Justin Bieber stated, "I don't believe in the tooth fairy," how many little girls would stop believing in that little magical pixie?

The High Political Price of "Some People Say" Journalism

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 12.17.2011 | Media
Kathleen Reardon

Change the channel the next time you hear, "some people say," "many people think," or vacuous statements in this genre. E-mail the station. Tell them to name their sources.

Fix Our Campaigns to Fix Our Economy

Bob Edgar | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Big-money groups are ready and eager to spend millions to preserve the status quo. We must find a way to let candidates who dare to stand up to big money compete and win at the polls.

Honor in Politics

Matthew Dowd | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Politics would be much better served if we approached it in the same manner that we approach life and our relationships -- that we should communicate in campaigns in the same way that we operate in our personal lives.

Don't Mindlessly Blame Journalism When You're Losing

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a perpetual loser and your solutions to America's problems are off the table, you probably think the media is constantly unfair.