On Being: Sinfulness, Hopefulness, and the Possibility of Politics

David Brooks and E.J. Dionne are known together as liberal vs conservative sparring partners on public media.  Here “On Being” creator Krista Tippet draws them out reflectively and in depth about religion and politics and how “the religious enterprise, at its deepest, is about what binds us together and theology is as much a sophisticated conversation… Read more »

The Failure of Politics and the Power of Art

Portraits of people affected by Troubles in Northern Ireland inspired by 'feeling of injustice'

An often asked question is “Who will speak for the dead?” A powerful exhibition at the Ulster Museum of Belfast, Northern Ireland reminds us that is sometimes the wrong question.

Hard to Give: Friction in Online Donations

Friction in online donations has always been a huge issue for campaigns and a dilemma for our team at Winning Mark. When it is time consuming or difficult for supporters to donate, campaigns lose supporters and dollars. Account-based (“one-click”) donation applications like Blue State Digital, NationBuilder and the VAN provide technology that is a step in the right direction, but… Read more »

Millennials Increasingly Supportive of Unions

New research by the Pew Research Center shows that millennials are increasingly viewing unions favorably. “The strongest supporters for unions are people under 30 years of age, people who make less than $30k a year, and African-Americans rather than whites or Hispanics,” writes Michael Byrne of the AFSCME Blog. “A challenge for unions will be mobilizing these groups politically.”

The New #IAmARepublican Campaign Is Backfiring In Predictably Spectacular Fashion

The New #IAmARepublican Campaign Is Backfiring In Predictably Spectacular Fashion http://t.co/GZ4odjwt3m pic.twitter.com/FoejPrZHin — Winning Mark (@winning_mark) October 3, 2014 Coinciding with the release of the video is #IAmARepublican, a Twitter hashtag presumably meant to give all those Prius-driving Republicans a place to let their freak flags fly. Needless to say it functioned as it was… Read more »