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2012 Data Suggest Gay Marriage Issue Helped Obama

2012 Data Suggest Gay Marriage Issue Helped Obama

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | With public opinion shifting over the past decade to greater support for same-sex marriage, a study published in Political Research Quarterly suggests that just as anti-same-sex marriage ballot initiatives drew conservative voters to the polls in 2004, marriage ballot initiatives pulled more liberal voters to the polls in the 2012 election. “Professor […]

Keep Reaching, Keep Fighting

Keep Reaching, Keep Fighting

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Four years ago, Barack Obama, a first-term US senator from Illinois, was the candidate of “hope and change.” In his young administration, handed an economy that was bleeding hundreds of thousands of jobs each month, change came haltingly and on some issues not at all. The word hope became a cudgel […]