In politics, what do we get out of voting against somebody instead of for something? Especially when it hurts us?Spite can be tactical. Spite can be beneficial.
First Person Politics
All writing is simultaneously editing – choosing what I write about in the first place is as potentially prejudiced as how I choose to write about it.
So here’s who I may vote for…
Washington, D.C. appears anxious. Perhaps I’d been cooped up in my rural hideaway for too long but the pavements were only empty of people to be still full of tension.
Partisan postcards to strangers: A strong demonstration of not only how important volunteer contributions are to contemporary campaigns but also the increasing engagement of partisan Americans.
It turns out that Americans may not only cast ballots more regularly than voters in most other countries, we might also do so with far greater frequency. American voters are asked to vote more and more often than we may appreciate – and this is dragging down participation.
“A special interest group is a politically active group that you disagree with.” Whatever problems copycat bills have they lie with the people who pass them, not those who write them.
Along with this summer’s record-breaking Arctic temperatures, Alaska’s politics are heating up. And like the hotter climate, dysfunction is more and more a chronic feature of Alaska politics.
I work around Alaska politics for some 10 years on both the legislative and electoral levels. For 3 of those years I was COO for a market research and public polling agency in that state. I’ve worked on statewide and… Read More ›
The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.