Technology Created Social Media Bubbles. Can it Burst Them Too?

When social media was first popularized, not long after the rise of the Internet itself, it seemed like a great equalizer. In the physical world, you barely rub shoulders with people that look and think different from you--online, there are endless possibilities to expose one's self to new lines of thought. The ability to connect with [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Political Analysis|Comments Off on Technology Created Social Media Bubbles. Can it Burst Them Too?

Nathan Sproul| Are Undecided Voters Really That Undecided?

As Election Day is upon us and voters young and old come together at their local polling stations or send off their absentee ballots to cast their votes, I’ve been thinking more about how important it is to vote. It baffles me that so many young Americans who are legally able vote choose not to [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Industry News and Research, Political Analysis, Politics 101|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul| Are Undecided Voters Really That Undecided?

Nathan Sproul| Senate Race to Watch: Missouri

The Missouri Senate race between Roy Blunt and Jason Kander is, in a word, tight. Blunt, the incumbent Republican senator currently holds a roughly 2-point lead on his Democratic foe according to Real Clear Politics. With almost all recent polling data giving the edge to Blunt, it’s easy to become complacent, though neither Blunt nor [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Analysis, Political Races to Watch|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul| Senate Race to Watch: Missouri

Nathan Sproul | Senate Race to Watch: Illinois

As Democrat Tammy Duckworth and incumbent Republican senator Mark Kirk battle it out for the open senate seat in Illinois, eyes stay glued to the polls that are predicting a close race. While the attention is normally on policies, platform, and past experience, it’s impossible during this race not to pay attention to the potentially [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Analysis|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul | Senate Race to Watch: Illinois

Nathan Sproul on Local Politics in Logan, Ohio

Ancient Roman poet Ovid famously claimed “A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.” For incumbent Hocking County Prosecutor Kyle Henderson, another horse just entered the race. A local prosecutor’s race might not seem worth being interested in for anyone living outside of the Buckeye State. [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Analysis|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul on Local Politics in Logan, Ohio

Nathan Sproul’s Picks for the Senate Races to Watch: Florida

Just six short months ago, Marco Rubio had his eyes set on a seat in the Oval Office. Now, the ambitious leader hopes to continue making positive political changes as Florida’s incumbent senator in what will surely be one of the most heated senatorial elections of the year.  Rubio is battling it out with Democrat [...]

By | September 11th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Analysis|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul’s Picks for the Senate Races to Watch: Florida

Senate Races to Watch: New Hampshire

The battle for a seat on the New Hampshire senate is viewed by many as both a crucially important race, as well as a complete toss-up. As it stands right now, it appears as though the race for the senate seat will come down to two primary players: incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte and Democratic representative [...]

By | September 10th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Analysis|Comments Off on Senate Races to Watch: New Hampshire

The Complex Relationship Between Politics and Policy

The way politics and policy-making intersect can define the legacy of an administration and change the course of history for better or worse. We’ve seen this time and time again, and it’s worth bearing in mind now more than ever as the United States prepares for a pivotal general election. In times like these, policy [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Analysis|Comments Off on The Complex Relationship Between Politics and Policy