Who’s taller?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in News | No Comments

Today’s ad is a parody, but isn’t all that different from the real thing.

nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/bush-series-1-taller/2859799

No hope

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Case Studies, News | No Comments

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Today’s political ad is only 7 years old, and yet feels like a relic from a long time ago. Barack Obama’s intelligence, integrity and remarkable personal narrative filled many of us with a previously unimaginable degree of hope for the nation. I believe he’s been an excellent president, but the transformative governance I was looking for never actually came. I doubt I’ll ever put that kind of faith in a candidate again.

livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/2008

Political ads then and now

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Case Studies, News | No Comments

Today, I’m submitting two separate ads (the reason immediately obvious). I didn’t think it was possible, but I now like Ted Cruz even less than I did yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpwdcmjBgNA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4K_uFZW9Jk

Watch: a 5-minute history of Syria’s war and the rise of ISIS

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in News | No Comments

“…to understand the war, you need to understand how it began and how it unfolded.”

http://www.vox.com/2015/11/14/9735102/syria-isis-history-video

Here is my takeaway from last night’s Republican debate.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in News | No Comments

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Rubio’s a bully.
Cruz is oily.
Fiorina is cray-cray.
Trump’s just bloated.
Paul is building the brand.
Carson is sooo high (obvs).
Bush is shitting his pants.
Kasich. The poor guy hasn’t got a chance.

Decisions, decisions…#GOPDEBATES

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in News | No Comments

“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who won’t vote.”
– William E. Simon

facebook.com/michael.schlitt/videos/10153225389743519/

Dick Cheney Once Complained That Donald Rumsfeld Drank Too Much Coffee

Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in News | No Comments

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Then Deputy Chief of Staff Dick Cheney wondered why exactly Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld spent more than $100 on coffee.

http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70165/dick-cheney-once-complained-donald-rumsfeld-drank-too-much-coffee

How Joseph Stalin Invented ‘American Exceptionalism’

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in News | No Comments

“The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
-Joseph Stalin

theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/03/how-joseph-stalin-invented-american-exceptionalism/254534/

5 Ways To Fix America’s Dismal Voter Turnout Problem

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in News | No Comments
5 Ways To Fix America’s Dismal Voter Turnout Problem

“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.”
William E. Simon

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/02/09/3620727/voting-summit-ideas