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A "Tea Party" By Any Other Name...

Posted October 25, 2010 | 18:42:34 (EST)

Branding and politics in America have been inextricably linked since the founding of the Republic - long before "branding" was even a well-defined concept or discipline. "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" evoked in a single poetic phrase and song the powerful image of military hero William Henry Harrison and the well-known...

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Bipartisan Health Care Reform: Not Likely, Not Necessary

Posted August 19, 2009 | 18:13:19 (EST)

As Carl Hulse and Jeff Zeleny reported in the New York Times, the Democrats appear to be preparing to go it alone on health care reform while trying to hang the obstructionist tag on the Republicans.

While there are obvious dangers to abandoning bipartisanship on such a hot-button issue,...

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Reforming Health Care: Lessons Learned, and Lessons Forgotten

Posted July 31, 2009 | 13:11:16 (EST)

From the outset of their efforts to enact health care reform, the Obama White House has conspicuously attempted to avoid the pitfalls that doomed Bill and Hillary Clinton's attempt in 1994. Learning from the mistakes of that failure was made easier by the fact that many of the key players...

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The Omnipresent President

Posted May 13, 2009 | 17:06:33 (EST)

He's everywhere, or at least it seems that way. It's hard to imagine a President who has dominated the airwaves, editorial pages and digital landscape more than Barack Obama in his first 105 days (even in our celebrity-obsessed culture, it's unprecedented).

He's on the cover of New York Times...

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The Eloquent Presidency

Posted March 4, 2009 | 13:38:19 (EST)

Barack Obama's masterful performance before the joint session of Congress vividly reinforced the overriding importance of articulate communications in times of crisis.

Yes, words matter, but as Obama demonstrated how those words are communicated may matter more. The day of the speech, polls showed approximately 63 percent of voters supported...

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