Daily Clips: March 29th, 2016

A narrow escape for public-sector unions: As Goldy said this morning, “God works in mysterious ways.” Indeed He does. Due to Scalia’s death earlier this year, the US Supreme Court split 4-4 in Friedrichs v. CTA. This tied thwarted “a legal challenge that labor activists feared would deal a crippling blow to public-sector unions throughout the country.”

“The Other Washington” gets a great review: As our avid readers know, here at Civic Skunk Works we’ve started a new podcast series, “The Other Washington.” Listen to these kind words we received from The Billfold!

The Other Washington is the podcast arm of Seattle’s Civic Ventures, and I’m going to recommend it if you don’t live in Washington State because I think you’ll identify with much of what’s being discussed.

Why aren’t campaign ads working? It’s a topic that Paul Constant has touched on before. Clearly, the logic behind political ads has utterly failed during this campaign cycle. Could it be because of the rise of social media? It’s an interesting explanation brought up by this Atlantic video.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.