Does Colorado’s death penalty have a race problem?

Aug. 22, 2015

James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison despite killing more people than the three African American men, on Colorado’s death row, combined. Now, many are asking, does race affect who gets death? James Holmes killed more people during his movie theater massacre than Nathan Dunlap, Sir Mario Owens and...

WATCH: Pennsylvania presidential politics and the “Brain Drain”

Aug. 21, 2015

Dr. G. Terry Madonna. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps A conversation with Dr. G. Terry Madonna, director of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll LANCASTER, Pennsylvania – A majority of the people of Pennsylvania have voted for a Democratic president in every election cycle since 1988. Yet the state is...

Anecdotal Evidence, August 18: Obama calls Pennsylvanians bitter clingers

Aug. 18, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) presidential campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Are Pennsylvanians bitter and cling to guns & religion? John Baer. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps John Baer – Political Columnist, Philadelphia Daily News...

State afFairs

Aug. 15, 2015

Visitors at the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, Iowa. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps The political magnitude of fried Snickers and fair-y insouciance MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Oh, the joys of fried butter and the chance to “meet a calf.” There is hardly a presidential candidate this weekend who will not...

Anecdotal Evidence, August 14: Throwback to Kennedy’s Wisconsin campaign

Aug. 14, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) presidential campaigning in their respective swing state can be. #throwback – The long-lost days of retail primaries in Wisconsin Charles Franklin. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps Charles Franklin – Director Marquette Law School...

Anecdotal Evidence, August 13: The get-out-the-food campaign strategy

Aug. 13, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) presidential campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Get out the food or get out the vote? Marian Krumberger – Chairwoman Brown County Republicans Marian Krumberger. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “Ann...

Anecdotal Evidence, August 12: Talking nuclear proliferation with your 8-year-old daughter

Aug. 12, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) presidential campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Jimmy Carter and his 8-year-old talk nukes at the breakfast table\ Jerry Austin. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps Jerry Austin – Veteran Ohio Democratic...

Anecdotal Evidence, August 10 – Don’t you dare to campaign during football games

Aug. 10, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) presidential campaigning in their respective swing state can be Thumbs up for volunteers Matt Dole – Ohio Republican Consultant Matt Dole. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “In 2004 George W. Bush came to...

Anecdotal Evidence, August 9: A peculiar Obama visit

Aug. 9, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) presidential campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Season’s greetings from Ohio, the heart of the presidential campaign Herb Asher. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps Herb Asher – Political Scientist, The Ohio...

Anecdotal Evidence, debate edition

Aug. 8, 2015

Elephant-watching in Cleveland A passerby takes a photo as MSNBC's Kasie Hunt and Steve Kornacki report in front of the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, ahead of the GOP primary debate. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps Usually, this column is reserved for campaign trail anecdotes from political movers and...

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