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With a Handshake and a Smile: The Human Aspect of Political Campaigns

Pundits, news anchors and John Centipede Citizen, to borrow a phrase, will all tell you that this is an historic election year for a variety of reasons. For the second time, a presidential nominee has selected a woman as his running mate. We, the voting public, came very close to nominating the first female candidate […]

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Dialectica Radio: Show Five – The American Political Process

This week on Dialectica: The American Political Process. Host/producer Sean Reyna interviews LBJ Alum Stephanie Chiarello, the Deputy Campaign Manager for State Representative (District 52) candidate Diana Maldonado, and she will be talking about volunteerism. Sean will also be discussing the Iowa caucuses, and Chris Holcomb guest-hosts the program. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/114251781%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-vWV3X” params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ […]

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Dialectica Radio: Show Three – Government Transparency

This week on Dialectica: Co-producers Chris Holcomb and Jon Rogers explore the issue of government transparency. Includes interviews with Dr. Gary Chapman of the LBJ School and the 21st Century Project, Damien Brockman of Billhop.com, James Quintero of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and LBJ second-year student (and LBJ Radio Group member) Sean Reyna. [soundcloud […]

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Main Street Blues

Politicians and others in recent weeks have been liberal in invoking the image of a suffering main street when considering the so-called Wall Street bailout plan and its potential effects on the average American. Senators John McCain and Barack Obama each used variations of the term twice during Friday’s debate, and traditional media and bloggers […]

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Hillary McCain-Obama

I’d like to put forward a new candidate. Her name is Hillary McCain-Obama, and she is perfect! She has all the credentials needed to be a great president. She is a wonderful legislator, has great military experience and projects a unifying and inspiring presence that mesmerizes not only people here in the United States, but […]

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Bush is No Batman, Unless Batman is Two-Face

The twin towers not rebuilt, bin Laden not brought to justice, Al-Qaeda not destroyed: just a few key failures, among so many, of George W. Bush's presidency. When confronted with such a reality, members of the Bush Administration prefer to stick to a three-word response; "history will judge" has become their ultimate brush off of […]