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 | 2016-07-29T19:15:13+00:00 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 | 2016-07-26T21:38:45+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on Politics and Ethics (Yes, They Can Coexist.)

Liberal, Conservative, Progressive: What’s in a Name?

Columnist Glenn Beck published a terrific piece this month, “We Must Define Words So They Don’t Define Us,” about communicating across the aisle to friends, family and colleagues who might not share your political views. "The more I engage with those who don’t share my views, the more I realize how seldom we actually communicate," he [...]

By | 2016-10-12T21:01:41+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Politics 101|Comments Off on Liberal, Conservative, Progressive: What’s in a Name?

The Business of Politics: How the Political Consulting Industry Works

From state representatives to presidential candidates, anyone running for office needs to understand the business of politics. And no one knows the business of politics better than political consultants, who play a crucial role in getting people elected to office. While industry rumor mills will have you believe that political consulting is, for lack of a better word, a [...]

By | 2016-10-12T20:35:07+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Politics 101|Comments Off on The Business of Politics: How the Political Consulting Industry Works