Author Archives: James Boyce

About James Boyce

James Boyce has been at the forefront of the digital revolution since the mid 1990s when he was involved in the start of Slingshot in Dallas, one of the country's leading digital agencies. At Slingshot, James was creative lead on the first html and the first java script banner on the web. Politically, James was Senior Advisor to John Kerry's 2004 Presidential Campaign, was executive director of The Patriot Project in 2006 and in 2008 served as Senior Online Consultant to Bill Richardson's Presidential Campaign. A frequent guest on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN, James is also proud of his associate with The Huffington Post. Email him at if you have comments or thoughts about this site or his posts.

Bachman, Rove, Palin And The Right’s Increasingly Distant Relationship With Reality.

Steve Benen and Greg Sargent have written some pretty sharp and strong posts about Karl Rove’s Crossroads group and the ads they have been running, one of which is so blatantly false that it’s been taken off the air. From … Continue reading

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Follow Us On Facebook And Twitter.

Thanks for visiting Smoking Politics and, of course, you are welcome here anytime. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. Thanks again for your help and support.

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I Read The News Today Oh Boy.

We often focus, and frankly understandably so, on the big deceptions the Right plays because it’s hard not to notice the impact of climate change denial. But those big deceptions are really, in some ways, a thousand small deceptions carried … Continue reading

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Yes, It Would Have Been Amazing If The Washington Post Had Printed It.

I have an uncle I love dearly, but to say he is a Republican is an understatement. But one thing he has taught me politically is how email has become such an effective tool of transmitting political commentary. This might … Continue reading

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Howie Carr Showcases How The Right Views The World Without Facts.

Howie Carr, a minor clog in the Right’s noise machine, who writes a column for The Boston Herald among other things, did a beautiful job showcasing what the world looks like when you have the innate ability to look at … Continue reading

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Follow Us On Twitter @SmokingPolitics

Facebook Page is on the way but for right now, you can follow us on Twitter and please do! @SmokingPolitics If you are further interested, I am @jamesboyce and Dave is @dcjohnson.    

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How Cain Episode Shows Us Again – Republicans Play A Different Game.

Yesterday Dave wrote an insightful post about the Herman Cain media blow up on harassment claims. He’s dead on with his analysis. But there is one thought I would add to the debate over the issue and the coverage of … Continue reading

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Why We Are Back.

2006 seems like a long time ago. Coming out of the 2004 Presidential Election and the 2006 cycle where Dave Johnson and I worked together on The Patriot Project defending veterans who were candidates against smears from the corporate right … Continue reading

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