By: Marco Roca With November 6, 2012 forever inscribed in the reams of history, future generations will look back at what was supposed to be a close race and see that Obama won 332 votes to Romney’s 206 in an electoral landslide. Intuitively, many of us may credit Romney’s defeat to his popularized portrayal as a “fat cat” against America’s [...]
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By: Robert Jones Does anyone remember consumer confidence? There’s a buzz word that no one seems to write about anymore. The index is measured by an independent research group called the Conference Board based on 5,000 households’ current opinions and expectations of the economy, and for years it was seen as a proven indicator of the country’s economic and political [...]
By: Alexander Sileo The rise of the 24-hour news channel has dramatically shifted the role of the media in political coverage. Viewers now have a variety of commentators and analysts to choose from when watching the news. News channels such as FOX and MSNBC ardently strive to present a narrative which appeals to viewers of a particular political ideology while [...]
By: Taryn Winston September 11, 2001. It’s a day that Americans will never forget. A day of chaos, distress, and fear. A day that united and wounded a vulnerable nation. Now, eleven years later, Americans continue to reflect upon that fateful Tuesday morning. The horrifying images of the World Trade Center burning to the ground continue to haunt our thoughts; the [...]
By: Ronnie Kurtz Finally, it’s Super Tuesday! Anyone happen to know the delegate count? It’s Romney—207, Santorum—86, Paul—46 and Gingrich—39, right? Or is it Romney—180, Santorum—90, Gingrich—29 and Paul—23? Wait, it’s Romney—203, Santorum—92, Gingrich—33, Paul—25, isn’t it? As these conflicting accounts—all from reputable news sources with their own stable of followers and subscribers—indicate, determining the delegate count following primary voting [...]
by Gautam Narula The sheer number of Republican debates has been overwhelming. In 2011, there were 13 major debates—not counting several minor debates and forums, or the abortive Newsmax debate hosted by Donald Trump. The deluge continued with two debates, a mere ten hours apart, held in New Hampshire on January 7 and January 8, just days before the first [...]