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American Gotterdammerung

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
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 | Politics
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 | Parents
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 | Politics

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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

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

Presidential Campaign

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
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 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


5 Ways Marketers Take Advantage of the Presidential Campaign

AJ Agrawal | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business
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...

Presidential Campaign

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Donald Trump's Four Steps to Success Could Be His Undoing

Michael J. Parker | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Michael J. Parker

Whatever you think of the current election, the Trump strategy is worth taking a look at, because it has been both Trump's key to success but also the source of his currently declining poll numbers. Trump has rewritten the rules, but also authored the guidebook on how to potentially defeat him.

Whatever Happened To Donald Trump?

Khanh Ho | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
Khanh Ho

That will be the question on everybody's lips in twenty years--the question that will make even the millenials feel ancient, as they slouch toward fog...

What To Learn from the Bern

Carrie Lukas | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Carrie Lukas

At the convention, Democrats made a major push to convert diehard Bernie Sanders supporters—especially his legions of devoted Millennials—into Hil...

Understanding Social Media's Data Treasure Trove

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Michael D. Shaw

People—from all points of view—may complain about social media, but no one questions its influence. Thus, it surely deserves the same degree of research, testing, and analysis that has been applied to more conventional forms of marketing communication.

Political Poison and Collective Trauma

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

Amidst the speed of changes occurring in both nature and culture it takes very little to tear the skin of civilization and reveal massive and festering emotional wounds full of fear, rage, resentment and vengeance.

Trump Hotels MIght Be Taking A ‘Yuge’ Hit From The Donald's Campaign

Hipmunk | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel

Donald Trump has solicited an onslaught of attention as a Republican presidential candidate and now the presumptive nominee. But before the 2016 elect...

The Benghazi Report

Mike Smith | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Mike Smith