Sasha Issenberg

Sasha Issenberg is the author of The Victory Lab about the new science of political campaigns.

Politics
Sept. 6 2012 8:24 PMDispatches From the Democratic National ConventionObama doesn’t need to worry about looking like a snob. Bill Clinton already exposed the GOP for its lack of ideas.
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Sept. 5 2012 10:52 PMDispatches From the Democratic National ConventionThe Democrats Abroad delegation will happily show you their papers.    
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Sept. 4 2012 9:39 PMDispatches From the Democratic National ConventionAnd the fleeting power of a good convention speech.   
Politics
Sept. 4 2012 11:46 AMDispatches From the Democratic National ConventionForget “narratives.” Campaigns are designing conventions to communicate in tiny bits instead of sweeping storylines.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 30 2012 10:33 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionTonight Romney gave us permission to ask tough questions about his faith.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 30 2012 6:42 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionThe convention floor is ruled by people in hats. The black hats matter most.    
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 29 2012 11:19 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionEven after Condi, do we know anything about what a Romney foreign policy would look like?
Victory Lab
Aug. 29 2012 1:36 PMNominee Romney to Add Cable to Ad Mix   
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Aug. 27 2012 6:58 PMIs this the Best App for Telling You How to Vote?
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Aug. 27 2012 10:00 AMCompany That Consults on Beer-Bottle Design Questions Romney VP Pick—with Algorithms!
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Aug. 24 2012 11:04 AMWhy Do Romney's "Mad Men" Think Their Ads Can Make a Difference?
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Aug. 22 2012 4:03 PMWhy Are GOP Number Crunchers Helping Gay Marriage Advocates?
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Aug. 21 2012 4:30 PMAre GOP Efforts To Oust Todd Akin Hurting Romney?
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Aug. 15 2012 7:00 AMWho Needs ACORN?Meet the woman signing up Democratic voters more efficiently and effectively than the disgraced organization ever did. 
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June 29 2012 12:02 PMKnock, KnockIn Mexico, polling is done the old-fashioned way: In person. Could this be the future of polling in post-land-line America?
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Sept. 6 2012 1:19 PMWhat Obama Field Staffers Will Be Monitoring When You're Watching the Speech
Politics
Sept. 5 2012 1:06 PMDispatches From the Democratic National ConventionIn Charlotte, Democrats no longer talk about “sexual orientation.” It’s about “who you love.”
Politics
Sept. 4 2012 3:18 PMDispatches From the Democratic National ConventionIf we want the election we deserve, then journalists need to use some tough love.
Victory Lab
Sept. 3 2012 11:45 AMWord Lab: "Bracketing"
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Aug. 30 2012 8:09 PMMitt Romney's Square Deal: Not About the Money
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Aug. 30 2012 10:22 AMThe Case of the Disappearing Black Voter
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 29 2012 2:48 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionAnn Romney’s speech actually made her and Mitt seem more out of touch with the rest of us.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 28 2012 5:02 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionJournalists take your seats: The view from stage-left.
The Breakfast Table
Aug. 27 2012 3:45 PMDispatches From the Republican National ConventionWill the Romney campaign let Mitt Romney be himself in Tampa?
Victory Lab
Aug. 24 2012 6:41 PMDo People Have To Like an Ad for It To Work?
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Aug. 23 2012 7:28 AMObama To Accept Contributions by Mobile Phone
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Aug. 22 2012 12:11 PMFrontiers in Direct Mail: Cash in Envelopes Edition
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Aug. 21 2012 3:43 PMIntroducing Victory Lab: Now a Blog
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July 17 2012 3:10 PMThe Romney Campaign’s Data StrategyThey’re outsourcing it.
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June 8 2012 12:28 PMA New Job for LaborCitizens United didn’t just permit corporations to spend freely on elections; it opened the door to unions, too. Can the AFL-CIO get Obama re-elected?

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  News & Politics
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Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
  Business
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Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
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Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
  Technology
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Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.