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In Beast TV's ongoing series Op-Vid: Campaign 2012, writers, thinkers, and doers tackle issues at the heart of the presidential campaign. Videos are directed and produced by filmmaker Joe Posner.

Daniel Klaidman: How Obama Learned to Kill

In the latest installment of our Op-Vid series, The Daily Beast’s Daniel Klaidman explains how drones have become an irresistible tool for President Obama, why the program is shrouded in secrecy, and whether critics will acknowledge the benefits of keeping soldiers out of harm’s way.

David Frum: More Drunks, Better Government?

In the latest installment of our Op-Vid animated series, The Daily Beast's David Frum investigates the smoke-filled, booze-addled, ethically-challenged political scene of the 1950s to unlock a powerful, new understanding of the root cause of today's political gridlock.

Leslie Bennetts: The Family Values Con

In the latest installment of Op-Vid Campaign 2012, Leslie Bennetts explains that candidates won¹t stop exploiting their families to win votes, and urges the electorate to say we're tired of being conned.

Michelle Goldberg: The Case Against Liberal Despair

In the latest installment of our ‘Op-Vid: Campaign 2012’ video series, Michelle Goldberg issues a reality check and a history lesson to those liberal activists who now despair electoral politics, Obama and the squalid compromises of governing.

Christopher Dickey: Occupation

In the latest installment of our 'Op-Vid: Campaign 2012' video series, Christopher Dickey explores the concept of 'Occupation.' It is a word spoken—and unspoken—that’s at the center of the issues in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East and, yes, Wall Street. But what does it really mean? And what is its historical significance?

Niall Ferguson: It's the Stupid Economy

In our new video series, ‘Op-Vid: Campaign 2012,’ writers, thinkers, and doers tackle issues at the heart of the presidential campaign. In the first opinion video, Niall Ferguson takes on the economy.