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The Heritage Foundation Releases Commentary on the Final Presidential Debate

While the first two presidential debates were completely inadequate in terms of providing valuable information about candidate stances, the final debate was more open in terms of scope and communication. While still not subscribing to the recommendations that The Open Debate Coalition laid out, the final debate did provide a more informative forum. While we […]

The Transparency Recap is Back!

Today’s Transparency Recap begins with former Congressman Mark Foley’s successor, Florida Congressman Tim Mahoney. CREW blog‘s “Florida Congressman, Tim Mahoney, implicated in payoff from campaign to former ‘mistress,’” details the sex-related scandal. According to CREW blog, “West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL)…agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his […]

The Politics of Voter Apathy

In a funeral oration delivered by Pericles – a distinguished political leader and general of ancient Greece – for the men fallen in the first year of battle of the Peloponnesian War, Pericles asserted that “Our form of government does not enter into rivalry with the institutions of others. We do not copy our neighbors, […]