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- The mysterious case of the missing budget cuts March 9, 2018
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Tag Archives: Barry Goldwater
By Robert Mann Fifty years ago – on the night of Monday, Sept. 7, 1964 – an innocent little girl plucking flower petals in a sun-splashed field helped usher in a revolution in American political advertising. The 60-second television spot … Continue reading
By Tom Swain By now, it’s likely too late to register for the second day of @large, billed as “a conference for a new majority.” You could go to http://www.atlargeconference.com and find out about it. Tickets, if you can still … Continue reading
In his losing bid for the 1980 Democratic presidential nomination, Edward Kennedy didn’t mince words about his opponent, President Jimmy Carter. He blamed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Iranian hostage crisis on Carter’s weak leadership. In a January … Continue reading
If, like Mitt Romney, you insult 47 percent of the American public by suggesting they are moochers, shouldn’t your poll numbers plummet? Why haven’t we seen significant damage to Romney numbers in the horserace polls? In fact, most Americans have … Continue reading
Mitt Romney‘s unfortunate comments about writing off the 47 percent of Americans he considers moochers reminds me of similar comments made by another hapless Republican presidential candidate, this one in 1964. That year, it was Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, the … Continue reading
Forty-eight years ago tonight — September 7, 1964 — an innocent little girl transformed political advertising in a sixty-second television spot that exploded, literally and figuratively, the way that American politicians sold themselves to the public. Sept. 7 was the … Continue reading
You’ve probably already witnessed some the verbal hand-wringing in the news media about the toxicity of the political attack ads invading America’s living rooms. Never mind that these journalists and talk show hosts, especially cable news, are among the worst … Continue reading