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Defending New York Values, Moving Forward as a Nation

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Several days ago, Ted Cruz accused Donald Trump of having "New York values." In Cruz's vernacular, this was not a compliment. To Cruz's supporters, hi...

Report from Purple America: Hillary Clinton Tops Values Meter In First Democratic Debate

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

There's a long way to go to the general election, and ample opportunity for candidates to up their chances by referring to the values. Whichever candidate ultimately wins, shared values will play a pivotal role.

Report from Purple America: Can the Top 'Values Candidates' Predict Who Will Be the Next President?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Many Republican politicians call themselves "values candidates." What does that really mean? Is there another way to talk about "values" that expands the definition and lends more predictability to the success of the 2016 presidential election?

Is Media the Problem? The Giuliani Story That Never Should Have Been

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 04.26.2015 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

It used to be that we heard negative speech and attack language only on talk radio the likes of Larry Elder and Rush Limbaugh. Now, that's the steady diet that the media doles out to Americans every day, from all news sources.

Could the Country Please Turn More Purple?

Barbara R. Carter | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Barbara R. Carter

Wouldn't it be wonderful to find our "purple peace" in our families, neighborhoods, states and our country?

Purple Poll: Santorum More Popular Than Romney in Swing States

Doug Usher | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Usher

Who is more electable -- Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney? How are voters evaluating the economy, and whom do they hold responsible? And how have voters reacted to President Obama's recent decision around insurance coverage for contraception?

Flipping America's Switch

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Stuart Muszynski

Americans, both the "99%" and the "1%," need to focus first on what's going right with our country and then develop plans that embrace our shared values and common hopes and dreams.

Icons R Us: Me, You and Joe Paterno

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.16.2012 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

The fall of college football icon Joe Paterno continues to be America's most-watched story. Why does the chronicle of yet another fallen hero resonate with us? What does this say about the pulse of America?

They Stood Up to the Banks

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah van Gelder

Now, in spite of having no national party and no big popular spokesperson to bring them together, these American populists have said enough! The scare tactics didn't convince them.