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Few political figures in American public life can boast the staying power of Nancy Pelosi.  A key member of the House Democratic caucus for well over a decade and a member of the House for three, Pelosi made history as the first woman House Minority Whip and later the first woman Speaker of the House.  […]

Immediately following President George W. Bush’s State of the Union Address in January 2002, in which he branded Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as constituting an “Axis of Evil,” Gallup surveyed Americans’ favorability toward various countries (it has done so annually since 2000).  Not surprisingly, Americans’ perceptions of these countries in early February 2002 reflected […]

Even though I only played a small part in the Georgia CD 6 special election (did two surveys there for a SuperPAC), the win by Karen Handel was supremely satisfying.  Competitive special elections receive an inordinate amount of attention because they are the only game in town (yes, South Carolina CD 5 happened the same […]

Look to the grassy knoll! The moon landing was faked! President Obama is a reptilian! Denver International Airport is the headquarters for the New World Order! I believe in only one of these conspiracy theories (the grassy knoll theory is compelling), and I’m certainly not alone.  According to an October 2014 article published in the […]

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