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Undecided Ohio Voters Beg For 3rd Option On Eve Of RNC

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio ― A focus group of undecided Ohio voters are disgusted by both major party presidential candidates and are demanding a third opti...

Jimmy Kimmel, Expert Climate Communicator -- Who Knew?!

John Cook | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
John Cook

Communicating climate change is hard. Debunking climate myths is even harder. Take it from me, I've spent the last decade researching climate communication and the psychology of misinformation. So let me express my expert opinion on a Jimmy Kimmel comedy segment on climate change.

It's Time to Stop Claiming Businesses Oppose Paid Leave Policies

Debra L. Ness | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Debra L. Ness

When organized big business groups pour resources into blocking paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, a higher minimum wage, and other worker friendly policies, they are pursuing a policy agenda that many of the businesses they claim to represent do not support.

Chamber of Commerce Works to Defeat, Not Implement Its Own Members Preferences

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

If the Chamber of Commerce is not really the voice of its members as it claims, whose voice does the Chamber really represent, and why?

Trumpism: A Toxic Cocktail of White Racial Resentment, White Cultural Anxiety and White Despair

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

If you're a rightward-leaning white American, whether or not you harbor racial resentment is a powerful predictor of whether you support Donald Trump. Or, to put it more simply, Trump attracts white racists.

Friday Talking Points -- Is Trump Bigger Than Liam Neeson?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A nationally-televised presidential debate stage is, indeed, neither the time nor the place, one would think. This year, however, all the rules have been thrown out and we've got Donald Trump and Marco Rubio comparing relative penis sizes in their effort to become the so-called leader of the free world.

Iowa: It's Emotions, Stupid!

Peter Emerson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Peter Emerson

It will not be the experience of a candidate; it will be the emotion of the voter that decides this election. Republicans learned this far more quickly than Democrats.

How Moral Reasoning in Business Can Provide You with the Best Course of Action - Part 1

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.04.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

Though I am not a psychologist, I have spent many years managing teams, leading projects, and advising people - experiences that have helped me realiz...

Is Political Correctness Really "Killing America"?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The real fear of Republicans about politically correct discourse is their over-reliance on offensive language to arouse the emotions in their base of marginally-educated white males by appealing to their fear of "the other."

GOP Crowd Applauds Calling Immigrants Rats and Roaches

Lauren Windsor | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

During a focus group led by GOP pollster Frank Luntz at the South Carolina Freedom Summit, the mother-in-law of Citizens United president David Bossie compared immigrants to rats and roaches, to the delight of the audience. Bossie is the organizer of the summit, one in a series of cattle calls for GOP presidential hopefuls.

Children Are On the Ballot

Bruce Lesley | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Children do not vote. And, if politicians are not listening and are taking actions contrary to the needs of children, voters must hold them accountable for their actions or inactions or we will fail our kids and our future.

Talking Points Trump Truth in Message-Driven Washington

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians have misled voters for as long as there have been politicians. At times, though, and not so long ago, it was not a death wish to claim to be a moderate willing to work with members of the other party. That's hardly possible when message makers call the shots.

What Mitt the Movie Tells Us About the Republican Party

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The leap between being surprised on Election Night in 2012 and believing climate change is a hoax is not that big. In both cases, eschewing scientific approaches leads to fundamental misunderstandings of reality.

Redskins GM Leans On GOP Consultants To Deflect 'Ignorant' Questions About Team's Name

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen worked with a group of GOP consultants on how to push back against a campaign to change the football t...

Friday Talking Points -- Bullygate

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big news at the end of this week was New Jersey's Chris Christie trying to navigate a bridge over some very troubled waters. Is Christie now no longer a viable candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination?

Now That the Obamacare Website Is Largely Fixed, It Will Be Spin From Here On In

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Now that November is history, will the Obamacare website work flawlessly from now on? Or, as the president has said, will it at least work for the "vast majority" of people who need to buy insurance on their own?

'Obamacare' vs. 'Affordable Care Act': Why Words Matter

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Charlene Obernauer

Language is important, and continuing to let Republican strategists run the show is not only dangerous, it's destructive.

WHO Has A Bowling Alley In Their Home?

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 06.17.2013 | HuffPost Home

From the outside, GOP strategist Frank Luntz's house in Brentwood, California is quite modest. But when Los Angeles Magazine shared photos of the home...

GOP Candidates' Top Campaign Issue Will Be Obamacare 'Train Wreck'

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Will the implementation of ObamaCare result in the "train wreck" Max Baucus predicted a few days ago? No. But there will be no shortage of political candidates and high-powered political spin doctors who will be working relentlessly to convince us that it will be.

'Green News Report' - May 2, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Smartphones and 'Off the Record'

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Speaking "off the record" usually means some form of consent, such as establishing the ground rules between the speaker and the reporter, or between the speaker and the audience. But today "off the record" is becoming a dangerous thing.

Friday Talking Points -- Helium Brains

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress just voted overwhelmingly to continue the national helium reserve in the panhandle of Texas. This is a holdover from World War I. Which Congress has never, ever been able to get rid of, for the obvious reason that it is not necessary in the slightest anymore.

Frank Luntz Fires Back After Comments Are Leaked

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Top Republican strategist and pollster Frank Luntz decided not to renew a University of Pennsylvania scholarship for students to travel to Washington,...

GOP Consultant Sounds Warning About Limbaugh In Secret Recording

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Frank Luntz, a top Republican strategist and pollster, called conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh "problematic" in a talk with college students this...

GOP Consultant Sounds Warning About Limbaugh In Secret Recording

Mother Jones | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Frank Luntz, the media-friendly Republican consultant and word wiz, told a group of college students this week that Rush Limbaugh and right-wing talk ...