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 | 2016-11-08T22:43:48+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Industry News and Research, Political Analysis, Politics 101|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul| Are Undecided Voters Really That Undecided?

What Makes People Trust the News

With so much bias and political slant in the news (even when the media claims to be unbiased), and with so many news outlets to choose from, it can be hard to know which one to trust. It seems that most people have a go-to news station or website they get their news from, but [...]

By | 2016-11-03T19:40:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Industry News and Research, Nathan Sproul|Comments Off on What Makes People Trust the News

GOP Up-and-Comer: Brian Sandoval

In most walks of life, being labeled as an “up and comer” at age 53 might seem a bit questionable. Fifty-three is, after all, closer to the average age of retirement in the United States than it is to the age one would normally associate with a rising star. But Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is [...]

By | 2016-10-25T21:14:59+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Nathan Sproul|Comments Off on GOP Up-and-Comer: Brian Sandoval

Nathan Sproul|How to Use Curiosity in Business

Research suggests that curiosity is the key to life satisfaction and career satisfaction. Promoting curiosity isn’t child’s play; rather, curiosity has a valuable place in every winning business strategy. In 2014, the Harvard Business Review proclaimed “Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence.” In a world that “has never been more intricate,” the idea of curiosity [...]

By | 2016-10-14T20:33:21+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Business Trends and Insights, Nathan Sproul|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul|How to Use Curiosity in Business

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 | 2016-11-07T14:44:40+00:00 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 | 2016-10-03T17:51:04+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Analysis|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul | Senate Race to Watch: Illinois

Nathan Sproul|Senate Race to Watch: Nevada

Until late March, the race for the open seat in the Nevada senate appeared to be a race between incumbent Harry Reid and the challenging Republican party. However, when Reid, who is 76, announced he’d be retiring at the end of his term, a wrench was thrown into the mix for the Democratic party. Now, [...]

By | 2016-10-20T20:15:53+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Races to Watch|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul|Senate Race to Watch: Nevada

Nathan Sproul|Senate Race to Watch: Ohio

As far as Races to Watch for seats in the senate go, Ohio may wind up falling more on the side of an “interesting” contest than a “close” one. Dating back quite some time–even as long as a year ago–the race between Ohio incumbent Republican senator Rob Portman and Democratic nominee Ted Strickland looked as [...]

By | 2016-10-03T17:19:18+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Races to Watch|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul|Senate Race to Watch: Ohio

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 | 2016-10-12T21:17:07+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Analysis|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul on Local Politics in Logan, Ohio

The Electoral College, Explained

What is the electoral college? Essentially, the electoral college is a form of indirect election. In essence, we the people elect officials to represent our political stances, state by state, who then cast votes on behalf of the state in favor of a candidate for PoTUS. Each of the 50 states in the US (plus [...]

By | 2016-10-05T15:39:30+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on The Electoral College, Explained