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Trump's New Reality Show Is The Worst.

Farrah Alexander | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Farrah Alexander

I must confess -- I love reality TV. It's like junk food for the brain. When life gets too heavy, you've had a rough day and you just want to tune out, reality TV provides the perfect escape. I was really looking forward to the new show from Donald Trump, but it's just awful.

Why It's Fair -- And Patriotic -- To Boo Mike Pence And Donald Trump In Public Places

Mario Almonte | Posted 11.26.2016 | Home
Mario Almonte

Yeah, it's okay for us to continue to treat Trump and Pence with disrespect. We're just following the example of its most zealous practitione

The Presidency Stolen Again?

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.08.2016 | Home
Don C. Reed

Remember when the Republican-dominated Supreme Court stopped the recount in Florida, and awarded the Presidency to George W. Bush? What were the cons...


Paula Gordon | Posted 11.08.2016 | Home
Paula Gordon

Fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia. The prefix 'coulro' comes from the ancient Greek word for 'one who goes on stilts.' Early in the appallingly...

So You Want to Live in a Police State?

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
Paula Gordon

If you think a police state will make America great again a.) you're wrong, and b.) you've got your candidate -- Donald Trump and the Deplorables are ...

The 2016 Election: Whose Art of the Deal?

Eileen Shields-West | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Eileen Shields-West

After a fiercely competitive, knock'em down, drawn- out election cycle, a new president will be chosen in a week. Nothing seems particularly artful in...

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Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Jerry Jasinowski

The Voters Want Change and Empathetic Competence! By Jerry Jasinowski Political candidates are always hoping to ride into office on a cre...

American Gotterdammerung

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Here I am again. It seems this will never end. I'm not referring to my blog which used to be called the Letter from Melbourne and renamed Occasional Notes from CA. I'm referring to the American endurance contest otherwise known as the Presidential Election Campaign of 2016.

This Political Crisis

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 10.18.2016 | Home
Jerry Jasinowski

Our nation's society and culture extol the power and virtue of democracy, but it is easy to forget that the Founding Fathers, well aware of the short tumultuous history of democracy in ancient Greece, were extremely suspicious of people power.

If My Children Were Running For President

Kristina Cappetta | Posted 10.17.2016 | Home
Kristina Cappetta

I've never been one to publically display my political views or beliefs. But, this election season is certainly different than any other I've ever experienced.

Our Elections Have Always Been Dumb

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home

The following is adapted from the recently released The Beltway Bible: A Totally Serious A-Z Guide to Our No-Good, Corrupt, Incompetent, Terrible, Dep...

Starving The Beast: Trump, Taxes And The Politics Of Unanticipated Consequences

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
Timothy J. Barnett

Both major political parties in America are shepherding crafty plans to benefit their side at the expense of the other. What neither side sees is that in trying to kill off the other, their protracted and intense internecine warfare is moving the country away from the shared public good.

A Spoiled Brat Named Little Donnie Thwimp: The Importance Of Sound Symbolism

George Lakoff | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
George Lakoff

Imagine a national renaming campaign, starting now. Imagine those with photoshop skills might change the name on the image of his tower to Twimp Towie.

Clinton And Trump 2016: A Battle To Win Over Ambivalent Voters

The Conversation US | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

This presidential campaign has two historically unpopular candidates. Both nominees are viewed unfavorably by more than 50 percent of the electorate.

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Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 09.19.2016 | Home
Jerry Jasinowski

Clinton's Manufacturing Agenda- by Jerry Jasinowski At a recent conference on manufacturing issues, Secretary Clinton's economic advisor Gene Sperli...

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Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 09.19.2016 | Home
Jerry Jasinowski

Clinton's Manufacturing Agenda- by Jerry Jasinowski At a recent conference on manufacturing issues, Secretary Clinton's economic advisor Gene Sperli...

Born in the USA

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Jonathan Richards


5 Ways Marketers Take Advantage of the Presidential Campaign

AJ Agrawal | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
AJ Agrawal

Marketers love an election year. It gives them an opportunity to take advantage of it for branding purposes. The goal is to take advantage of the pres...

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Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Jerry Jasinowski

Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back To The U.S. - by Jerry Jasinowski For as long as I can remember, economic growth and jobs has been a major theme ...

The Competition Problem Is Real: A Response To FiveThirtyEight, Part 1

Rob Richie | Posted 08.29.2016 | Home
Rob Richie

Despite the drama of the 2016 campaign and Donald Trump's allegedly volatile impact, the battleground is emphatically not everywhere - and the states that matter are overwhelmingly familiar and predictable.

Nixon and Trump, Birds of a Feather

Pete McCloskey | Posted 08.28.2016 | Home
Pete McCloskey

I remember the words of Nixon's chief Domestic Advisor, John Ehrlichman, at the Safford Penitentiary in Arizona. Asked about the man he had faithfully served in the White House for five years, Ehrlichman replied: "I really never got to know him." Who today can truthfully say they know the real Donald Trump?

The Secret Diary of a Trump Poll Watcher

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home
Peter Mandel

"You've got to get every one of your friends. You've got to get every one of your family. You've got to get everybody to go out and watch. And go out ...

The Threat Of Tyranny

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

History abounds with examples of tyrants exploiting groups of people who believed they were about to be saved from the uncertainties of life, and the rule of divide and conquer has been a favorite tool.

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Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 08.10.2016 | Home
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

The Lying Game by Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight, Jr. Donald Trump is taking a beating in the news media and for good reason. He makes erroneous sta...

Drawing Out Mrs. Khan

Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Jonathan Richards