Congress and Lobbyists

November 28, 2022 USGOPO 0

All in the Family. The word “lobbyist” has a negative connotation in American politics. A lobbyist is simply a professional persuader who tries to get […]

Super PACs: Stewart & Colbert

November 18, 2022 USGOPO 0

Super PACs and Political Parody. Super PACs were made possible by the Citizens United decision. Super PACs  may not make contributions to candidate campaigns or parties, […]

Willie Horton

October 20, 2022 USGOPO 0

Dog-whistle politics. The 1988 Willie Horton Ad is considered to be one of the most explosive political ads in modern times. The ad, created by […]

Campaign Commercials

October 10, 2022 USGOPO 0

The Daisy Spot. The Daisy Ad, though only aired once, is considered to be one of the most effective campaign commercials in American politics. The […]

Drafting the Declaration

August 9, 2022 USGOPO 0

A clip from HBO’s John Adams. Thomas Jefferson is generally thought to be the author of the Declaration of Independence, but a committee of five […]