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  • Commentary posted April 7, 2014 by Katrina Trinko Bullies drove Eich from public square

    Should the 7 million Californians who voted for Proposition 8 in 2008 all be fired? I'm not joking – or even fear-mongering. Thursday, the chief executive of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, resigned his job due to intense pressure from activists who want to redefine marriage. What outraged the activists was something Eich did six years ago: He made $1,000 donation in support…

  • Commentary posted May 27, 2013 by Amy Payne After the Parade

    Colonel David Sutherland had just gotten back from Iraq. His wife picked him up at the Dallas airport and drove him to their hotel. As they pulled up, he remarked, “All I can think about is how to take down this building.” He looked the same, but he thought differently. He acted differently. And it was hard — really, impossible — for his family to relate. After seeing…

  • Commentary posted March 7, 2013 by Ericka Andersen Hashtag America: #StandWithRand Takes Over

    Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor last night helped to demonstrate the significance of the political hashtag. For close to 24 hours now, Paul's name has been associated with several different hashtags trending across the United States. The most popular tag, #StandWithRand, has been echoed on dozens of graphics spread across all forms of social…

  • Play Movie Politics and Pinterest - Ericka Andersen on NBC Video Recorded on November 4, 2012 Politics and Pinterest - Ericka Andersen on NBC

    Senior Digital Communications Associate Ericka Andersen discusses the connection between Pinterest and politics on NBC 4.…

  • Commentary posted August 24, 2012 by Ericka Andersen Instagram Emerges as a Political Communications Medium

    What social media tool is dominating the numbers game right now? Most people wouldn't guess Instagram -- but that's the one. In the four months since Facebook acquired the company, it has blasted from 30 million users to 80 million. Politicians were quick to jump on the bandwagon in preparation for election season. President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney…

  • Commentary posted July 12, 2012 by Amy Payne Job Creators and Taxes: Obama Plan Would Hurt Small Businesses, Jobs

    "The last thing you want to do is to raise taxes in the middle of a recession, because that would just suck up - take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole." That was President Barack Obama in 2009, trying to reassure Americans that he was going to wait until after the recession to raise taxes. Now he's begun pushing again for higher…

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