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As President Obama prepares to deliver his seventh annual address to Congress, a new notion is floating around politics: that
Thus far, the Ebola virus has infected three people in the United States that we know of, however Ebola hysteria seems to hav
How can election polls swing so much given the increasingly polarized nature of American politics, where switching one’s su
Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the American people in a live telecast concerning the tragic and untimely death of a youn
When you consider what has been happening to the average working person since the era of Ronald Reagan, it’s amazing th
Robert Johnson says the compulsive pressure of money in politics has led to an abandonment of rules other than rules which tr
A few days ago on the campus of the University of Mississippi, someone (reportedly two males) draped a Confederate flag on a
Selling Larry Summers as the successor to Ben Bernanke as chair of the Federal Reserve Board is a tough job.
Several years ago, the FBI obtained a search warrant authorizing it to review two days’ worth of Fox News reporter Jame
We’ve read a lot lately about the AP “scandal.
I had the honor of having a public “conversation” yesterday with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before a large audie
The Thomas More Society’s recent letter makes a series of misleading assertions about the proposal in the Illinois Gene
President Barack Obama should hope that old adage, “You only get one chance to make a first impression,” isn’t true.
A week ago, Aaron Swartz — social activist, geek genius — took his own life.
Opponents of laws regulating the sale, manufacture and use of guns fervently invoke the Second Amendment.
It has been a decade since lawyers and technologists formed the nonprofit corporation Creative Commons to help artists and au
Dean Baker highlights the absurdity of the political negotiations over the fiscal cliff on BBC, December 31, 2012.
Lisa Graves discusses the ties of ALEC and NRA to federal gun statutes on Democracy Now, December 19th, 2012.
Over the last 20 years, the percentage of Americans who think our laws regulating the sale and possession of firearms should
The mass murder of 27 first-graders and adults in Newtown Connecticut could be a turning point in public sentiment and presid
Attempts to undo or diminish Social Security began upon the program’s enactment; they continue unabated.
Why is HSBC still in operation? On the same day (December 10, 2012) that the Obama administration leaked the story of the HSB
A month after Americans cast their ballots, the president, who campaigned unabashedly as a progressive Democrat, now faces a
The basic question driving the 2012 campaign was always clear: could Mitt Romney gain enough of the vote among older, upper-i
I am a political statistician, or, perhaps I should say, a statistical political scientist.
The latest Pew Research Center poll shows Mitt Romney ahead of President Barack Obama among likely voters, 49% to 45%.
With just over a month until Election Day, it is voters’ expanding expectations—both for the future of the country and th
Mayor Emanuel likes to boast that he’s tech-savvy, particularly when it comes to social media.
The remarkable 2008 triumph of Barack Obama was the result of a surge into the electorate of youth, people of color, and th
As an 8-year-old, I wanted to be a U.S. senator when I grew up.
The Newt Gingrich campaign enjoyed a terrific surge from late November to mid December, but the base that suddenly materializ
Mr. Stone introduces the Chicago Humanities Festival panel Wikileaks and the First Amendment on November 12th 2011.
What prevents government from singling out a religious or political group for heightened, invasive surveillance and coercive
After Barack Obama’s historic election, media reports overwhelmingly credited white independents with setting aside dec
WITH an eye toward the 2012 elections, legislators in six states have been debating laws explicitly prohibiting courts from c
Earlier this month, WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning learned he was facing 22 charges for allegedly providing information to
In the past 70 years, there has been a tide shift in the publicly shared attitudes of white Americans toward African American
Josh Silver: Future of Journalism and Internet Access — The Nexus of Media, Technology, Policy and Politics
CEO, Free P
In the midst of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation last week, my colleaguePeter Rosendorff posed the interest
Donita Judge participates in a panel discussion on how presidential candidates and the media addressed or avoided issues of r
Leading US pollster and political strategist Stan Greenberg presents exclusive post-election poll findings, revealing new ins
In early 2002, the filmmaker Grace Guggenheim–the daughter of the late Charles Guggenheim, one of America’s greatest
THROUGHOUT this election season, Americans have used the extraordinary capacity of digital technologies to capture and respon
Josh Silver joins Dan Rather and others for a panel on media bias moderated by CNN’s Howard Kurtz.