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Yippee Ki-Yay: It's a Political News Round-up!

It’s been a slow news week in the political world. The only really big events this week were the breakdown of talks with Iran — which I am even more unqualified to discuss than most stuff — and off-year elections [...]

November 10, 2013 Soapbox Blog
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Elections and Democracy: Azerbaijan

  While many of the world’s countries may be democracies, democratic rule is not a prerequisite for legitimacy in today’s international community. The reality that the world, as an international body, does not require democratic governance is one that many [...]

November 4, 2013 Soapbox Blog
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En Busca del Voto Latino: Political Public Relations and the Latino Vote

By Daniel Esposito Edited by Jordan Dannenberg In both of his campaigns leading up to election, Barack Obama’s campaign team emphasized immigration reform as a clear directive in his agenda.  Latino American issues are receiving an increasing amount of cable [...]

October 13, 2013 National, Online Only

Lobbyists, Votes, And Money, Oh My!

By: Benjamin Droz There is a reason why I read political books. It is not because I love the often dry, statistics-filled, obviously self-promoting style of similar texts; it is because these texts often have a therapeutic quality. I follow [...]

May 5, 2013 National, Print Edition

Campaigning Worldwide

  Although the United States is no longer manufacturing powerhouse, there seems to be no end to services it can export. Campaign advisors are the latest product. The two political consultants who squared off in the 2012 election have been [...]

April 20, 2013 Soapbox Blog
Live Blogging the Nov. 9 Republican Presidential Debate

Live Blogging the Nov. 9 Republican Presidential Debate

Tonight, CNBC is hosting, along with the Michigan Republican Primary, a Republican presidential debate focused on the economy. The debate is hosted by Maria Bartiromo and John Harwood at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. The participants include the now-established GOP [...]

November 9, 2011 Soapbox Blog

The Party of Not Yet

In 2008, liberals trumpeted the rise of a young, biracial urbanite from Hawaii as symptomatic of a broader social transformation supposedly sweeping American politics. Many commentators forecasted the extinction of the GOP, labeling it a party tied to declining segments [...]

January 18, 2011 National, Print Edition

Jon Stewart: A Funny Man with a Plan?

President Barack Obama appeared this past Wednesday on Jon Stewart’s, The Daily Show as part of Stewart’s weeklong special in Washington leading up to the mid term elections (or perhaps better described on The Daily Show website as his “MIDTERM [...]

October 29, 2010 Soapbox Blog
While the base sleeps…

While the base sleeps…

We march now ever closer to the resumption of Republican control of the House of Representatives, and perhaps the Senate. The dominant narrative on that question is to focus on the Tea Parties and the climate of rage in the [...]

September 25, 2010 Soapbox Blog
Thoughts on the Australian Elections

Thoughts on the Australian Elections

Let me return to my ppr blogging duties with a post on another foreign election, and look out for something on the whole mosque issue fairly soon: As you may or may not be aware, the Commonwealth of Australia recently [...]

September 9, 2010 Global, Soapbox Blog