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Kirk Snyder

Entries by Kirk Snyder

Culture Crack: Why Our Addiction to Connection Is Changing Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in America

(9) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 6:40 PM

Crack cocaine, one of the most addictive drugs in the world, has the power to change the user's value system because it rewires the chemistry of the brain. Just as addictive and equally accessible across all walks of society, technological connection also has the power to change the value system...

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Obama's Victory, Gen Y, and the New Rules for Communication

(6) Comments | Posted November 11, 2008 | 3:18 PM

In his victory speech, President-elect Obama said that young people had rejected the "myth" of their generation's apathy. He was spot on. For several years so-called experts have mistakenly painted a caricature of Gen Y as coddled, lazy and lacking in independence. From nearly every corporate tower there is currently...

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Gen Y: Holding the Secrets to Economic Recovery

(24) Comments | Posted October 13, 2008 | 10:17 AM

Existing business paradigms have failed. Political and business leaders still holding on to beliefs and behaviors that no longer have relevance in today's transforming world of work must get out of the way and allow a new workplace frontier to evolve. Every day in my university classroom, undergraduate business students...

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A Real Pit Bull Wouldn't Send Emissaries to do her Dirty Work

(26) Comments | Posted September 7, 2008 | 7:11 PM

Sarah Palin's absence from real press conferences and unscripted political interviews should be a red flag to any thinking person that she is completely unqualified to be running for Vice President of the United States. From Kay Bailey Hutchison to Jon Kyl, the Republican emissaries are breathlessly telling the American...

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Terrorists Among Us: Rep. Sally Kern

(20) Comments | Posted March 10, 2008 | 2:55 PM

The war against terror is obviously running amuck in Oklahoma. Just last week, born again Sally Kern, one of the more detestable elected officials in this country, was once again modeling how fear and hate mongering can be a dandy way to fire up the Republican base.

In a...

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Corporate America: The New Gay Activists

(9) Comments | Posted July 16, 2007 | 10:34 PM

In a recent study by Gallup, almost ninety percent of Americans said they believe gay people should have equal rights in the workplace. Interestingly, only forty-seven percent of these same people believe that being gay is "morally acceptable." So what has convinced nearly nine out of ten people across...

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Falwell's Gay Legacy: Hate and Discrimination

(53) Comments | Posted May 15, 2007 | 10:49 PM

Jerry Falwell is dead but his political legacy of hate and discrimination lives on among the fundamentalists. As the face of the original, now-defunct Moral Majority, Falwell built this political action committee by exploiting fear and ignorance. Anti-gay, anti-woman and anti-science, Falwell -- along with his friends in the Republican...

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Closeted CEOs: Furthering the Bush/Blair Culture of Secrecy

(6) Comments | Posted May 2, 2007 | 9:02 PM

Today my phone has been ringing off the hook from reporters asking me about my opinion on the latest gay scandal. Lord John Browne has resigned as CEO of British Petroleum, forfeited millions of dollars in bonuses and faces perjury charges all because he felt it necessary to keep his...

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Log Cabin Republicans: New Year, New Leader...Same Destructive Message

(29) Comments | Posted January 2, 2007 | 12:55 PM

Log Cabin Republicans just elected a new leader, Patrick Sammon, a 32 year-old Roman Catholic, who wants to do his part to return the GOP to congressional power by "pursuing a unifying and inclusive conservative agenda." The ultimate in absurdist politics, this group and its leadership should hang their contradictory...

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Gay Marriage: Turning Up the Heat on Fundamentalists

(77) Comments | Posted June 29, 2006 | 6:44 PM

In the upcoming months, the flames surrounding the cultural battle over gay marriage will once again blaze as Republicans continue to promote one of the greatest political hoaxes of modern times. Resorting to worn-out but stalwart methodologies to rile up their fundamentalist base, it's time to turn up the heat...

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Why Gay Men Are Outperforming the Good-Old-Boys in Business

(26) Comments | Posted May 30, 2006 | 9:15 PM

All across the U.S. economy, from corporate America to small business, gay men are proving they have what it takes to be today's preferred organizational leaders. After recently completing a five-year research project spanning more than 3,000 working professionals all over the country, I found reported levels of job engagement,...

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