Politics


This was originally posted at: /http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2012/12/10/how-involved-americans-politics-communities. Many Americans like to communicate with their politicians and participate in organizations to make their voices heard.  This is one of the key freedoms that Americans have – and they continue to take advantage of as much as possible – not only during elections but […]

Are Americans Involved in Politics and their Communities?


This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/finance/2012/12/03/entitlement-beneficiaries-who-are-they-where-do-they-live/. Entitlements have been a key part of political discussions during the course of the presidential election and the “fiscal cliff” debate. Some 55.4 million Americans are receiving Social Security benefits, and 8.1 million receive Supplemental Security Income disability payments. Many Americans use these […]

Entitlement beneficiaries: Who are they and where do they live?



This was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2012/11/19/mapping-changing-population-u-s/. The US population is changing. This had a large effect on the 2012 presidential and other elections and will continue to do so in the future. It is especially important for the Republican party to engage with the minority audience and to understand where […]

The Changing Population of the US


This was originally posted at:http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2012/11/12/the-effect-demographics-presidential-election/. Demographics played a large part in the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. The minority population has changed over the past several years, greatly changing the dynamics of the country, which has a large effect on national politics. In 2000, 12.5% of the population was […]

The Effect of Demographics in the Presidential Election






This article was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2012/10/29/interactive-examining-virginias-political-leanings/ Virginia is one of the swing states in the upcoming presidential election.  Political analysts simply don’t know where its votes will go.  Its 13 electoral votes are key for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as every vote counts in their bids for the […]

Examining Virginia’s Political Leanings


This was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2012/10/21/interactive-examining-north-carolinas-political-leanings/ North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes are key for each of the candidates in the upcoming presidential election.  It is one of the swing states and political analysts simply don’t know where its votes will go.  For Barack Obama and Mitt Romney – every vote counts […]

Examining North Carolina’s Political Leanings



This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2012/10/14/examining-political-leanings-in-nh/. New Hampshire is one of the swing states in the upcoming presidential election.  Although it has just 4 electoral votes up for grabs, political analysts simply don’t know where those votes will go.  For Barack Obama and Mitt Romney – every vote counts in […]

Examining New Hampshire’s Political Leanings


This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2012/10/08/examining-ohios-political-leanings/ With 18 electoral votes up for grabs (two less than in the 2008 presidential election due to population shifts), it is one of the critical states for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to win in their bid for the presidency in part due […]

Examining Ohio’s Political Leanings