The Voting Rights Battle in North Carolina

Amid stories of companies giving their employees the day off to encourage voting, the debuts of political campaign ads for both the left and the right, and the constant reminder to get out and vote, preserving the integrity of the voting system has become increasingly important.   But Francis De Luca, a leader at the [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on The Voting Rights Battle in North Carolina

Nathan Sproul | Convention Bounce Explained

With both the Democratic and Republican conventions in the rear view mirror and the official nominees set in stone, our attention as voters–and American citizens–turns to the November election. But with the opportunity to cast our vote still being over two months away, many have put intense work into analyzing and interpreting polls both national [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul | Convention Bounce Explained

Nathan Sproul | Politics and Healthcare: A History of Key Legislation

The intersection between healthcare and politics is nothing new, claimed a recent article in Healthcare Design magazine. "The government has always played a crucial role in healthcare,” said Healthcare Design writer Christine Guzzo Vickery. In 1636, the Pilgrims funded public care for disabled soldiers and generations later during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln promised: “to [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul | Politics and Healthcare: A History of Key Legislation

Nathan Sproul: How Politics Influences the Stock Market

My colleague Dan Centinello, an executive vice president who works with me at Lincoln Strategy Group, recently wrote a great mini-overview of the American political landscape in the 1920s. Among the notable events that were mentioned: the history-making Stock Market crash at the end of the decade.  “On October 29, 1929, a day that historians [...]

By | August 21st, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul: How Politics Influences the Stock Market

Technology and the Future of American Politics

Journalists and commentators have announced that a “new era is beginning” for American politics. But what, exactly, does that mean? Well, of course, the answer to that question depends on whom you ask. Here, some predictions from around the web. New Media Will Replace Old Media In 2010, Americans arrived at a media-consumption tipping point. [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|Industry News and Research, Nathan Sproul|Comments Off on Technology and the Future of American Politics

Nathan Sproul on Why Politics Matters

Politics gets a bad rap—an unfair, unnecessary, and inaccurate bad rap, that is. Political engagement shouldn’t make us more polarized and angrier, but our political ideologies are certainly worth the passion that we put behind them. Here are three reasons that remind us of the importance of politics and its value to our country. 1. [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Involvement, Politics 101|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul on Why Politics Matters

The Difference Between Politics and Government, Explained

In a blog last week, I wrote about the difference between the terms "politics" and "law." But what about the comparison between politics and government? Here, I explain some of the hallmark distinctions. What Is Government? By various sources, government is defined as “the governing body of a nation, state, or community" or “the political direction and [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on The Difference Between Politics and Government, Explained

The Difference Between Politics and Law, Explained

Are politics and law the same? In what ways are they similar? When, where, and how do they intersect? These are just a few of the questions that anyone, especially someone who is informed and curious, might ask a veteran political insider. Quite frequently, the term "politics" is misconstrued as "law" and "government." While all three of the areas certainly intersect and work [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on The Difference Between Politics and Law, Explained

Politics and Ethics (Yes, They Can Coexist.)

If the title of this blog grabbed you, it might be because you think those two words—politics and ethics—are mutually exclusive. Political ethics is a loaded term that means different things to different people. Often, when we speak of ethics in politics, we’re referring to political morality which Oxford Dictionaries defines as “the ethics, or [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on Politics and Ethics (Yes, They Can Coexist.)