Analysis and News
Nov 17, 2008 — The game is over. Some won, some lost, and a lot of people laid down their money.
Oct 21, 2008 — Barack Obama clearly has the financial advantage over John McCain when it comes to hard campaign funds. But in the less transparent world of independent groups, conservative
Oct 17, 2008 — It's not everyone who gets accused by a presidential candidate of "maybe destroying the fabric of democracy."
Oct 10, 2008 — The question is ever-present in the background of independent political groups, and this year is no different.
Oct 7, 2008 — Some questions were left hanging when we broadcast and blogged last month on the Clarion Fund, the 501(c)(3) charity that distributed its DVD, "Obsession: Radical Islam's
Oct 5, 2008 — Political strategists have always understood that independent groups can deliver messages that the campaigns don't want to touch themselves. And that's the way it's been this year — up till now.
Sep 30, 2008 — New ads and new groups burst onto TV screens in September. Independent groups bought about $23 million worth of election-oriented airtime during the month, according to the Campaign Media Analysis Group. Let's
Sep 23, 2008 — The ideal independent-ad buy has two elements: a big splash in press coverage, which is free, and just a few bucks expended buying airtime.
Sep 4, 2008 — My esteemed co-blogger has had a couple of broadcast pieces, on Tuesday's ATC and today's Morning Edit
Aug 26, 2008 — In the independent-group battle over the presidency, the anti-Obama American Issues Project is outspending liberal groups trying help Obama by more than two to one.