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Political Myths

Jason Linkins

The President Isn't Green Lantern. So What Is He Then?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Over at Vox this week, Ezra Klein offers up the latest critique of the "Green Lantern Theory of the Presidency." He's not the first to have done so, a...

Jason Linkins

Eat The Press Has Scored A Decisive Victory Over Chris Cillizza In 'Bully Pulpit' Blowout

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Eat The Press has beaten the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza in political science, in a rout. Let's go to the Eat The Press telestrator for the detai...

Jason Linkins

Here Are 5 'Green Lantern' Options Open To President Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

The short version of my post from Wednesday about the limits of presidential power and influence is simply this: The process of policymaking affords ...

Jason Linkins

What If Ron Fournier Can't Read?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Lord knows I don't relish having to come into these pages and explain over and over again why the Total Willpower Theory of presidential tactics is co...

Jason Linkins

Presidential Bully Pulpit Is Not Dead -- It's Never Actually Been Alive

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

When Chris Cillizza writes, as he did Monday, that the "bully pulpit just ain’t what it used to be," it primes me to expect that some exciting news ...

Class Warfare, Job Creators and Other Myths

James Campion | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
James Campion

That hacking cough you hear is coming from Washington. A symptom of fiduciary contagion is that you quickly run out of ideas trying to contain it -- that is if there were any fresh ones in the first place.

Myth, Politics and the Erosion of The American Dream

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Powerful narratives based upon fiction -- not fact -- shape our perceptions. As such, myths are powerful political tools that the powers-that-be have long used in their attempt to control social behavior.