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Retail Politics

Mr. Walton Goes to Washington

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

When retail workers want something, they ask their employers, get denied, get bullied and sometimes fired. Sometimes, they take to the streets, as they have for the last three years on Black Friday. By contrast, when retailers want something, they scurry to the halls of Congress, where they purchase influence with their exorbitant profits.

Samantha Lachman

South Dakota Democrat Barnstorms 300th Town In U.S. Senate Campaign | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Rick Weiland knew that running for U.S. Senate in South Dakota without the national Democratic Party's help would require drastic measures. On Thursda...

GOP Candidate Connects With Voters In A Peculiar Way

The New York Times | Ashley Parker and Michael Barbaro | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- When Mitt Romney introduces himself to voters, he has a peculiar habit of guessing their age or nationality, often incorrectly. ...

The Way We'll Be I: The New Retail Politics

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

For those of us interested in measuring the voting habits of large swathes of Americans, examining the correlation between retail preferences and voting preferences can be very enlightening.