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Maxim Thorne

Romney's Empathy Bypass -- and What It Means for Election Day

Maxim Thorne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Wealthy American households are not simply capitalists who choose not to invest in charity. Instead, there truly is a fundamental social disconnect that prevents wealthy households from exercising the empathy and consideration for other American citizens that middle-class households exhibit.

Obama-Romney Final Debate: Chess or Battleships?

Maxim Thorne | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

To win in Battleship you have to take out all your opponent's ships. In chess, you can leave pieces on the Board but still checkmate the King. Romney to his chagrin did not take out all of Obama's ships. Obama, on the other hand, played his chess game.

Obama's Middle Game -- Warm Alpha Male

Maxim Thorne | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Obama has quashed the false race-based narratives, marginalized Romney as too far right, and now positioned himself fearlessly as presidential and a warm "alpha male." And if I am right, Obama has already set up Romney for checkmate.

Obama's Opening Gambit

Maxim Thorne | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Obama will win this election -- he and the Democrats will win big. Or as happened once in my attempt at the gambit in a game with my father, I sacrificed the queen instead of the pawn, and lost. Was the first sacrifice a queen or pawn?

NAACP Endorses Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

Less than two weeks after President Barack Obama announced his public support for gay marriage, a prominent African-American civil rights organization...

The Julian Bond Philanthropy Song

Maxim Thorne | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Take a moment to enjoy the American philanthropic Julian Bond song for the success that it is. The lessons of his song will have great meaning in the civil rights and social justice movements of today.

Giving Thanks for a Meritocracy Instead of Aristocracy

Maxim Thorne | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Maxim Thorne

Although I appreciate all the good philanthropy does, I wish to alter the way supersized philanthropy operates in America as part of my commitment to keep America true to our founding freedoms.