How Frank Can We Be?

One of the more fascinating aspects of Frontline’s “The Persuaders,” which aired last night on PBS was the close up look at Republican pollster, Frank Luntz. If you watch the news at all, you’ve seen this guy’s spin, I mean work. Luntz advised his political cronies, I mean clients, to say “climate change” not “global […]

Conspiracy Theory Informs Ad Campaign

James W. Walter, an eccentric millionaire from Santa Barbara, Calif., who over the years has financed programs promoting voter registration in low-income neighborhoods and prison reform, has recently taken a growing interest in the investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks. In fact, Walter is so interested he opened his wallet to the tune of $3 […]

Good People Need Great Copy

The Intelligence Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a leading civil rights organization is seeking an experienced writer with proven research, investigative, analytical and editing skills. This individual will produce major articles focusing on extremism, terrorism and hate groups for the Center Share

Celebrity Endorsement Plays Key Role In Making Of A Populist

“I’ve done my best to live the right way I get up every morning and go to work each day But your eyes go blind and your blood runs cold Sometimes I feel so weak I just want to explode I believe in a promised land…” -Bruce Springsteen MSNBC just went live with The Boss […]

Candidates Are Packaged But Their Branding Needs Work

“Politicians can’t be overexposed. Since they can have a life and death effect on us, no one gets tired of them. This is not, ‘Am I going to get tired of Bruce Willis?’ We’re stuck with them. Given how much power they have, eight months of campaigning is a drop. They are the only people […]