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Friday, February 1st, 2008

Subliminal, Online Voters: Super Tuesday Watch Out!

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA –- After tonight’s debate at the Kodak Theater, people (and CNN) kept talking about an Obama-Hillary or Hillary-Obama combo ticket. I don’t know if that is the case… either way the notion will be swamping the airwaves until the 5th thanks to Wolf.

More important, is that we are watching history, and because of that, people of all creeds and colors what to be a part of the action. They want to campaign, they want to caucus, they want to vote, they want a voice, and they want the Country to change its course. (more…)

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Hollywood Horse Race?

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA — Greetings from the CNN/Los Angeles Times/Politico Democratic debate here. I just spoke to Stevie Wonder, Diane Keaton and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about the role the media plays in increasing or decreasing voter participation. This is a subject which nonpartisan research groups throughout the country have focused long and hard on. (more…)

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Election reform at the CNN/YouTube debate… oh, nevermind.

LAT

What is the role of the media in the presidential campaign process? Should how presidential debates are administered be included in discussions of election reform?

In effect, these are questions the LA Times’ Tim Rutten raises this morning in his blistering critique of CNN for its handling of last week’s supposedly “bottom-up” CNN/YouTube debate. (more…)

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

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