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Jay Mandle | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Jay Mandle

The power of the gun lobby is rooted in its role in private campaign finance. For all the talk of a gun culture in the United States and the invocation of the limits imposed by the Second Amendment, the real problem is that the views possessed by a huge majority of Americans do not possess political salience.

Introduction: How Campaigns Can Use the Internet to Win in 2012

Colin Delany | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

From Egypt to Wisconsin, the Internet has become a key political battleground, and smart campaigns at all levels -- presidential to dog-catcher -- will be thinking about how to integrate digital tools into essentially all aspects of their operations.

Whether in Egypt or America, It Takes Organization to Win

James Zogby | Posted 12.22.2011 | World
James Zogby

With elections in Tunisia happening this week, and with Egypt's just around the corner, we need to be prepared to accept an outcome that may be disappointing to some, but should not be surprising to anyone.

How Social Media Accelerated Tunisia's Revolution: An Inside View

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Colin Delany

Did Twitter and Facebook "cause" the Tunisian Revolution and the protests in Egypt? Not according to Malcolm Gladwell, as he and others have questione...

Nonprofit Leaders Reply -- No Power in Sight

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

So I sent the post on Chicago's nonprofits and the opportunity to impact the 2011 Mayoral election to a number of local nonprofit leaders and scholars...

Fighting Back With a Progressive Agenda

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Progressives positioning themselves as being against Republican proposals will not be enough. We must be able to present a convincing program detailing what we are for.

Winning the Next Election Starts Now

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Progressives need to build a permanent grassroots infrastructure, so that they begin treating politics as a year-round endeavor and not merely show up at the last minute to endorse a lesser-of-two-evils candidate.

Behind the Tea Party Victories in Delaware & Alaska: A Big Fat Email List & A Whole Lotta Crazy

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

The Tea Party Express just ran over its second establishment Republican in the past few weeks, and since Delaware's victorious Christine O'Donnell doesn't seem to stand much of a chance in the fall, it's lucky for the Democrats.

President Obama's Entrepreneurial Mindset

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.