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Political Spin

Why the Truth Doesn't Matter (to the Candidates)

Todd Phillips | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

What we have is a gigantic gap between what citizens are expected to know about politics and what is possible. It is by expecting the impossible that we have gotten into this morass of misinformation. Does this mean democracy is an impossible ideal?

Unspinning Congressional Earmarks

Dave Helfert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Helfert

When the public really understands what earmarks are -- the good and the bad -- then attention can be focused on keeping the earmarking process open and honest.

Spin vs. Topspin

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

While spinning can escalate to distortion or even to outright deception, topspin is the direct approach you can use to get the advantage.

New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert Slams US CAP for "Donating to Deniers"

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the 2006 global warming book Field Notes from a Catastrophe, has a piece in the New Yorker today titled "Donating to the ...

The Rovian Politics of Choosing Sarah Palin

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Karl Rove's minions may be smiling at the brazen gamesmanship of this pick: but if Americans fall for it, they should know all too well what to expect.

CNN Discovers Word For Its Confusion

Tony Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Martin

Concerning Obama's Saddleback Church presentation, one "analyst" asks another if he thought Obama was perhaps a bit "nuanced" or "hard to understand." The colleague, affirmed that yes, Obama was "nuanced."