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Instant Poll: Positive Leadership Strengths Of The 2016 Presidential Candidates

David Peck | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
David Peck

Regardless of your political stripe, I bet you agree that so far the 2016 US Presidential race has been a marathon of negativity and media churn. S...

Trumped? Really Now, Not So Fast

William Bradley | Posted 08.05.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Well, he's really done it this time, hasn't he?

Why The Russians Hold A Sword Of Damocles Over Hillary (And Bill) Clinton

William Bradley | Posted 08.01.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats largely recovered from the destabilized opening of their national convention. Yet it is clear that there is a sword ...

Trump Updates the Stab-in-the-Back Myth With "Hillary's Terrible Crimes"

William Bradley | Posted 07.25.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Many in the media took note of the massively authoritarian overtones in Donald Trump's Republican presidential nomination acceptance speech. How could they not?

What Fear Has Done To America: ISIS, Trump And The Murder Of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Charles Howard | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

We understandably feel fear after acts of terror (that are meant to terrorize and invite fear). And that fear of being victimized by the seemingly random and endless violence of groups like ISIL/ISIS makes all of us who are terrorized hate them and in the case of the most fearful and most ignorant, hate anyone we believe to be associated with them.

Brexiting: Clinton And Warren Look Like Strong Casting While Brit Pols Are Just Casting About

William Bradley | Posted 06.28.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Brexiting: Clinton and Warren Look Like Strong Casting While Brit Pols Are Just Casting About There's a lot of calculation at work when a presidenti...

Taking Back The United States Of Civility

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

More troubling is that modern-day culture -- driven largely by media -- assumes that civility is not happening in America; that noise, negativity, confrontation and in-your-face behavior rule our communities and guide our interpersonal relationships.

When Pastors and Politicians Engage In Hate-Filled, Irresponsible Rhetoric: It Further Agitates The Flames of Perverse and Virulent Bigotry

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

Trump and Jimenez aside, they are hardly alone in their disgraceful behavior. Some people do not hesitate to make pathetic excuses for people like Omar Mateen and others of his sadistic ilk for engaging in human atrocities, rationalizing the dispositions of such mentally unhinged madmen as they use the cause of ideological differences as the primary reason for such behavior.

Leadership: A Lost Skill That Must be Re-Learned

David L. Nevins | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
David L. Nevins

Despite the demagoguery and rampant dysfunction that is so prevalent in today's political process, I believe a unique opportunity exists to create a political movement based on civil discourse and critical thinking.

Bernie...Go Gently into that Good Night

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I saw you as the best choice of the three candidates, because you were much more aspirational than you were ambitious.

After 13 Years in Prison, Weldon Angelos is a Free Man

Jason Kitchen | Posted 06.08.2016 | Crime
Jason Kitchen

13 years ago, Weldon Angelos' world was turned upside down; his life instantly transformed into a veritable nightmare. At the age of 24, Angelos was indicted on three counts of marijuana distribution to an undercover informant.

The Shining City on the Hill

David Bergstein | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
David Bergstein

Ideological government structures, such as those Bernie Sanders is advocating, eventually lead to ruin because productivity goes down and the nation a...

Remembering the Values Our Vets Fought For

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.01.2016 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

In 2009, while in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a video crew and I interviewed vets who had just returned from a deployment to Iraq. We asked several of them and their families what America stood for and what values they felt they fought for.

The Truth About Bathroom Harassment

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Michael Cade Hughes

This isn't about public safety, or protecting anyone from transgender people. This is about trying to erase a group of people that aren't easily understood. And in addition to that, it's been a wildly successful smokescreen for the other things laws like HB2 accomplish.

Donald J. Tramp: Immigration Reform and Brussels Terror Attacks

April Brucker | Posted 05.03.2016 | Comedy
April Brucker

This past week, Mr. Tramp was greeted by some protesters who he suspected were illegal immigrants. There is even a rumor that some of these so-called "illegals" are rushing to become citizens in case Mr. Tramp wins.

Brady Campaign Does PR Pratfall with Ad Campaign that Gives Mass Shooters More Fame, Offends Victims

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

Gun violence prevention activists have launched a petition calling for the Brady Campaign to take down its "hypocritical" new "Zero Minutes of Fame" video ad which spotlights the very mass shooters that the campaign is designed to obscure.

No, Mr. President, We Do Not Need to Learn How to Compromise

Peter C. Frank | Posted 04.24.2016 | Politics
Peter C. Frank

Compromise is what Bernie Sanders' opponent (and the political establishment) wants us to do. If we compromise, they'll throw us a breadcrumb every decade or so. And if we wait a few centuries, we might just be thrown enough breadcrumbs to garner an entire mouthful of bread.

Sign on the Dotted Line, But Don't Forget the Fine Print Is 1.5 Degrees Celsius

Emmanuel de Guzman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Emmanuel de Guzman

Anyone watching coverage of the Paris Agreement last December could be forgiven for thinking that countries had defeated climate change itself, there and then, once and for all.

Before Hillary, There Was Another 'Witch' in Politics

Kate Manne | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Kate Manne

Many people are dismissive of the idea that gender has played an important role in creating and maintaining Clinton's reputation as a liar. But the rhetoric surrounding her candidacy is much like that of Julia Gillard's, the first female prime minister of Australia.

John Kasich's Experience Will Win Him GOP Nomination in July

Margaret Hession | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Margaret Hession

John Kasich will indeed be the Republican nominee elected at the Cleveland Convention. And he will be elected because of experience that no other candidate can bring to the table. He will also win the general election in November.

The Rules of the Politics Game -- Are There Any?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Lying and lack of integrity have been equal opportunity labels with both parties in the game of politics, and the repercussions to individuals at fault have been few.

Many in the GOP Are In Denial About Its Growing Implosion

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

Waterloo? The apocalypse? The Titanic? These are just some of the terms that some journalists, political pundits and ordinary people are employing as they describe the current state of the Republican party.

Podcasting From a Blogger's Perspective

Richard Zombeck | Posted 03.25.2016 | Media
Richard Zombeck

Tony Trupiano and I would spend an hour each week discussing current affairs, politics, and whatever had us pissed off that week. I was amazed at how much we were able to talk about and how quickly the time went. The benefits became quickly apparent.

Parallels Between "Network" and Trump's Run for the White House

David Bergstein | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
David Bergstein

What was funny about the movie "Network" was that the public was so accepting of a news anchor who was actually a madman who often went into trances, and whose show featured a segment by "Sybil the Soothsayer." The film was a parody that was close enough to the truth so as to capture the adulation of a large audience.

Why Social Media Really Stinks

Chanler Jeffers | Posted 03.15.2016 | Fifty
Chanler Jeffers

I admit I'm old-school. In my mind, respecting another person's opinion is part of comfortable discourse, and listening when being spoken to is not only expected, but how society functions. Enter Social Media. The New Beast among us.