Tag: Pop Politico

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Pop Politico: “The Freak Show”

We’re at a point in the presidential election when reporters, news directors, anchors, and all the other media powers who help frame...

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Pop Politico: “Deadly Election”

History-altering events produce consequences that are sometimes unintended. In our post-9/11 age, the political landscape has quickly...

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Pop Politico: “The Following Message …”

In an election year, candidates often want to talk about “the issues,” but more often than not, campaigns will ditch the boring...

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Pop Politico: “Self and Other”

A friend of mine from grad school came to town for an academic conference in San Francisco this week. It was the annual meeting of the...

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Pop Politico: “Action/Reaction”

As presidential campaigns become longer, the media’s appetite grows for comments by anyone who has a connection — no matter how...

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Pop Politico: “Between Liberty and Equality”

If you’ve been reading the papers for political stories that aren’t about the presidential campaign, you might have noticed a...

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Pop Politico: “Communing with The Forms”

It seems every four years Ralph Nader surfaces as a presidential candidate to remind progressives, and even some libertarians, why our...

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Pop Politico: “We Demand!”

I would venture to guess that most of the Popdose audience wasn’t even born when the radicalism of the 1960s bubbled up — yet...

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Pop Politico: “Priorities”

Years ago, I used to teach political science to students whose level of interest ran the range from apathetic to enthusiastic — with...

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Pop Politico: “Why Bill Clinton Is a Douchebag”

For all intents and purposes, Bill and Hillary Clinton should be my candidates. On the political spectrum I consider myself center-left,...

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Pop Politico: “It’s Not All a Dream”

Upon leaving office in 2000, Bill Clinton was keen on having a national conversation on race in America. He eventually did in 2004, but...

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Pop Politico: Spare Change

Presidential campaigns, like marketing campaigns, have to have a sellable theme. Something that sounds snappy and connects with...