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Reasonable Doubt

December 7, 2012 | By

Doug Pinkham, Public Affairs Council President If a gambler makes a bad bet, he loses the grocery money. If a financial analyst can’t accurately forecast earnings, he loses his job. But if a political pundit makes predictions that are outlandish and mostly wrong, he gets better TV ratings. Commentator Dick Morris, who predicted that Mitt […]

Americans, Technology & Politics

December 4, 2012 | By

The Pew Internet and American Life Project recently released some new information on how Americans use technology to engage with the political process. The following data points were gathered as a result of Pew Research national surveys taken during the 2012 election:   70% of liberals use social media (versus 63% of conservatives) 25% of […]

Twitter for a Cause

December 4, 2012 | By

Kalee Miller, Adfero Group. Much of New York was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. People lost homes and loved ones. Some are still without power and in the cold. Others can’t get enough gas to fill their cars. Despite this, disasters can sometimes bring out the best in our country as many volunteer  do what they […]

Former Lawmakers Make Quick Transition to K Street

December 3, 2012 | By

A number of former lawmakers are quickly accepting bids at top lobbying shops, “collecting handsome salaries for their high profiles, skills and contacts,” according to POLITICO. But many are questioning the legality of the common practice, which occurs virtually every election season. This sort of revolving door was supposed to stop after a series of […]