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11 Habits of Highly Effective Lobbyists

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

It seems that grassroots lobbying is getting a bad rap these days, but that shouldn't discourage animal advocates from being in touch with their members of Congress.

The New Voice in Health Care Reform: Voters

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Voters are not like policy wonks. Only when they get really riled up do they send their message -- loud and clear -- to public officials. Hence the growing public debate over reform.

Disrupting Democracy

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

Liberals have devised ways to help the economically impoverished. Now we have to figure out what to do about the discursively impoverished.

Is the Republican Jihad Making the Party More Popular and Electable?

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

The Republican playbook on disinformation, obstruction and disruption hasn't been working. In fact, the newest state by state polling data from Gallup, shows it's been backfiring.

A Note to White Folks: You're Embarrassing Me

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom D'Antoni

This is nothing new. It started in my family. Like when my father told me he wanted to go to the fights "to see the Nigger get beat." And then my moth...

Fox News, SyFy Channel to Merge

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Roger Ailes, chairman of the new combined network known as SciFox, said that it would roll out a slate of new shows in the fall, including Bill O'Reilly's "Galactica Factor."

Economic Intelligence: 5 No-Brainer Risks

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

It's time to broaden our network of town hall meetings to turn national economic security problems into global sustainable solutions.

Obama Should Do the Town Hall Debates with McCain

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

The financial crisis provides a good opportunity for Obama to reverse the bone headed decision to not have these debates. It would also allow him to insist on more debates between Palin and Biden.

War Was Out of Sight, Out of Mind at McCain Town Hall

Dave Tiffany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Tiffany

With 155,000 U.S. troops in Iraq facing mortal danger daily and dealing with the toll of repeated tours, you'd think that the war might warrant at least one question at John McCain's Town Hall.