My Advice to Republican Presidential Candidates

Remember the Tea Party? That force of sweeping outrage that brushed a whole new Congress into power? It seems that every time I turn on the television (or, come on, glance at Google News), there’s some burning hot talking point espoused by Republican presidential candidates that would successfully enflame their indigination.

For relentless months, candidates have flaunted their spirituality, disparaged (or tried to) President Obama’s foreign policies, tacitly embraced anti-gay sentiment, practically screamed their stance against raising taxes, pledged their dedication to cutting spending, government, and regulation, generally frothed about the mouth when immigration comes up (except for Gingrich) and even advocated for more wars in the Middle East.

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Elizabeth Warren’s Blog Problem

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I was stunned when I first read the article on ReelSEO.com entitled “5 Video SEO Tips To Help Elizabeth Warren Beat Scott Brown.” No, not because I actually found the article that rivteing – although the points were salient – but because I had never actually thought about the intricate relationship that the internet had – or could have – with political campaigns.

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The Never Ending Parties of Our United States

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably in Commons and you forgot to call a friend for company. If you’re reading this and you’re sitting next to a friend, that’s kind of awkward, isn’t it? Unless it’s lunch, I guess. Maybe you accidentally picked this up thinking it was the New York Times. Either way, lean over to the nearest person and ask them this: “Hey, what’s a Republican? What’s a Democrat?” If you hear qualifier adjectives such as stupid, elite, naïve, etc. try to stop them and have them start over. What, exactly, are the values that make Republicans and Democrats so different?

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