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Tim Arnold is a 35-year advertising industry veteran and a frequently published writer and public speaker who runs his own consultancy agency, Possible20. His first job was at D’Arcy, St. Louis, where he ran the Budweiser business for 10 years, launching the ground-breaking “This Bud’s for You” campaign. He moved to New York 30 years ago, and ran businesses for J. Walter Thompson (Burger King, Miller); Scali, McCabe, Sloves (Hertz); and DMB&B (worldwide Board of Directors, Dir, New Business Development). He was president of McCann Amsteryard and a partner at The Ad Store, where he produced the notorious first Super Bowl commercial for GoDaddy. For three years he told his stories in a regular column for AdWeek magazine, and continues to appear in AdAge, AdWeek, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and others. He’s also appeared on CBS This Morning News.

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America Has Lost Its Soul

(8) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 9:56 AM

We Americans wave our nation's flag and crow our national anthem, self-assured, full of pride, assuming our jingoistic clattering will continue to fool the world that we are an honorable nation. Instead, we are exposing ourselves as pretenders to the democratic values our forefathers defined for us.

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Yellowing Journalism

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 1:29 PM

Saturday, September 27, 1941: Bold headlines scream across the front page of the New York Post:

"REDS SMASH CRIMEA DRIVE; NAZI'S TAKE 665,000 NEAR KIEV."
And ...
"F.D.R. Hails 14 Liberty Ships as Blow at Hitler."

This yellowing edition of '40s journalism was sealed behind a painting I bought...

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Live from New York!

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 12:57 PM

The February 3 edition of the New York Times features a story about "'The Saturday Night Live' cast, no matter the names, (that) has starred in one of the longest running soirees in the city." Entitled "Lives of the After Party" it's headed with a nostalgic black and...

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United We Stand? Critics of Obama's Racial Challenges Are Way off Base

(11) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 2:42 PM

"(Obama) is truly trying to tear our country apart," charges Fox News commentator Todd Stames in a Twitter attack in response to our president's unscripted 17-minute response to the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman verdict. He is not alone.

And yet nothing could be further from the truth. First of...

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Apocalypse Now: Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People

(27) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 4:35 PM

"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among those are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights Governments are instituted... laying its foundation on such principles...

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The Real Weapons of Mass Destruction: America's 300 Million Guns

(100) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 7:03 PM

On 9/11, Islam jihadists turned four U.S. airlines into weapons of mass destruction and killed almost 3,000 people. Within a month the George W. Bush administration had convinced themselves, and much of America, that Iraq, while not the source of the 9/11 attacks, nevertheless was holding "weapons of...

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Our Democracy Is Dead

(78) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 8:28 PM

An intimidated group of U.S. Senators, in the minority, recently denied what the vast majority of Americans want in terms of a modest first step to begin to limit the reckless distribution of guns in our country: expanded background checks that will prevent criminals and the mentally unstable from buying...

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What Gun Control Opponents Won't Admit: It's All About the Money

(61) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 11:41 AM

This past Veteran's Day weekend, my wife and I decided to take a well-deserved trip down to our favorite getaway spot in Gatlinburg, Tenn. While my wife selected the appropriate clothing for the four-day weekend from the closet, I selected the appropriate hand gun from the gun safe.

So writes...

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America Is At a Crossroads

(3) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 1:57 PM

Our nation stands challenged by yet another horrific, violent act at the hands of another deranged, damaged soul who had access to a weapon of mass destruction that should not have been available to him under any circumstances.

When, at long last, is enough enough?

As President Obama so...

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