Obama Mostly Ignored Movies and Video Games in Gun Address

By: Thursday January 17, 2013 12:15 pm

One of the aspects about President Obama’s address on guns that I don’t feel got much attention is what he didn’t say. For the most part Obama didn’t talk about violent movies, TV show,s or video games. The single reference in his entire speech to violent media was a call for some funding to study [...]

Empower Your Allies, Enfranchise Your Voters and Change the Rules: Lessons from the Anti-Saloon League, Part Two

By: Tuesday June 8, 2010 6:00 am

The Prohibition movement and the women’s suffrage movement became inseparably linked by the early 20th century. The belief on both sides of the Prohibition issue was that women were more likely to be anti-liquor voters. So, the greater the enfranchisement of women, the greater the chance to pass anti-alcohol legislation. This is why brewers and [...]

Retribution: Lessons from the Anti-Saloon League, Part One

By: Monday June 7, 2010 6:00 am

The Anti-Saloon League pushed the 18th Amendment, Prohibition, by wielding power and scaring politicians, a lesson interest groups could use today.

McCain Favored Talks With Syria

By: Friday May 16, 2008 8:12 pm

As the media begins to scrutinize McCain’s record, there will be more days like today. I know. My book, The Real McCain, is full of McCain flip-flops, disingenuous statements and other smoke and mirrors employed by a supposed “straight-talker.”Not surprisingly, to cap off a day when we found out McCain did favors for a land developer pal, embraced an extremist organization he denounced the last time he ran for president (the

McCain Speaks To The NRA – Whose Role In The GOP He Once Condemned

By: Friday May 16, 2008 7:41 am

It is not that often that you go and speak to an organization that once sued you (over McCain-Feingold). It an additional surprise, when you once had this to say about that very organization:The NRA is entitled to their advocacy. I don’t think they help the Republican Party at all, but I don’t think they should in any way play a major role in the Republican Party’s policy making.