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Is He Able to Release the Hounds?

It was 1964 when President Lyndon B. Johnson unleashed the Daisy Ad, ushering in a new era of attack politics. Though it was only aired once by the Democrats it was devastating to Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater’s bid for the White House as it was picked up by every news outlet. 690 more words


It May Be Frustrating, But If You Don't Vote, The Frustration Only Continues

“It is said that a picture can say a thousand words. Well, so can a thousand words. They are the keys by which we can unlock new and amazing worlds, some of which ascend beyond the imagination, and it all begins on the first page.” 948 more words

Reflections On Life

Letter: Social-media sites  have 'attack' ads, too

Election campaigns are heated and confrontational. But social media adds another dimension to the game.

Just like some of the accusations in attack ads, there are photos and memes circulating on social networks that are based on rhetoric or designed to expand the gap on wedge issues. 168 more words


Give me the right to think for myself

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, goes the tune playing in the background of a lip-dub I watching this morning.

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Attack ads have become a political staple

By Stephen Rhodes

I haven’t heard anyone say they like attack ads, a staple, it seems, in political campaigns. I would think in a protracted 78 day federal election campaign that we are sick and tired of them. 197 more words

Letters: Look hard at last 10 years  

It’s absolutely amazing to me that anyone with a modicum of judgment can justify Stephen Harper’s behaviour in the past 10 years.

He’s misled Canadians, bullied his colleagues, appointed senators after promising to abolish the Senate, and prorogued parliament on the flimsiest of grounds, not once, but twice, to protect his position. 331 more words


What Can Political Advertising Tell Us About Human Nature?

People view the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attack ad against John Kerry as a turning point in the 2004 election, but the research says it probably didn’t have much of an effect. 582 more words