Speeches from US presidents have gotten dumber over time

Vocativ analyzed over 600 presidential speeches in US history, measuring syllables and keeping track of word and sentence count to determine the Flesch-Kincaid reading level of each speech. In the beginning, presidential speeches were at the level of a PhD, now it's at the reading comprehension of a 7th grader. » 10/10/14 9:20pm 10/10/14 9:20pm

Get Patriotic to Every Presidential Campaign Song Since 1933

Politics and pop music have a testy relationship. For every song supporting a particular politician or party, five more bash him, her, or it - and more still hate on the entire political system. Still, the relationship persists, and it's never more evident than during campaign seasons when candidates use music to… » 2/02/12 10:00pm 2/02/12 10:00pm

Tactics and Strategies in the First Real Internet Election

When you go to the polls next Tuesday, no matter who you vote for, you will be motivated by words, images and videos you picked up online. There are some voters who don't use the internet to gather information about candidates, but that number is dwindling, while the number of ways candidates can reach you online is… » 10/29/08 1:15pm 10/29/08 1:15pm