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Cutting Down on Vitriolic Political Talk

Mon, Jun. 19, 2017

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur Solomon NBC’s decision to provide a platform for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones underscores the media’s contributions to America’s divisive political climate. (2 reader comments)

The NRA Keeps on Spinning

Thu, Jun. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

How The Left Incites Violence, Then Spins It Into Justification For More ControlAs House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition following yesterday’s rampage at an Alexandria baseball diamond, the National Rifle Assn. posts a “How the Left Incites Violence, Then Spins It Into Justification for More Gun Control” piece on its website. (6 reader comments)

How Cable TV Ruined Objective Political Coverage

Tue, Jun. 13, 2017

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur Solomon Cable TV’s political coverage, which disguises personal opinions and misleading information as analysis, is not only devoid of authentic and important news, but is responsible for helping cause the fissure of political discourse in America. (2 reader comments)

Ever Wonder What Congress is Doing?

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017

By Rene Henry

Rene A. Henry A recent experience that occurred while attempting to get a response from a Senator’s press office serves as a reminder for why Congress gets nothing accomplished today. (3 reader comments)

What Would Art Buchwald Do With Donald?

Wed, Jun. 7, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickThe Donald Trump Administration came too late for Art Buchwald, the late and great humorist who would have had a field day with the President.

White Houseís Communications Meltdown

Fri, Jun. 2, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Sean SpicerPressing the reset button on the White House’s communications strategy will do nothing as long as the leader they’ve been hired to serve can’t stay on message and won't even stay away from Twitter despite pleas from his staff. (4 reader comments)

Is America a Division of the Trump Corporation?

Thu, Jun. 1, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickTrump has used his legal authority to get rid of the FBI Director, but he has also installed immediate family members in senior White House roles over which Congress has no control. (4 reader comments)

Memorial Day: A Moment to Praise, Think & Remember

Mon, May 29, 2017

By Robert Dilenschneider

Robert L. DilenschneiderLet us never forget the courageous men and women who have served and sacrificed so much so we could enjoy this holiday, just as we honor those who stand duty today to keep us safe. (1 reader comment)

Beware Our Arrogance Toward China

Fri, May 26, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickWhile western arrogance and the President's poorly rehearsed tours of the Middle East and Europe have been going on, China has been making valuable and important new alliances.

Media Training Opportunities for GOP Politicos

Thu, May 25, 2017

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur SolomonRepublican Party candidates like Greg Gianforte are in desperate need of media training counsel to help them deal with the press. (3 reader comments)

'Expert' Analysis, as Seen on TV

Tue, May 23, 2017

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur SolomonRegardless of their magniloquent titles, so-called “Chief Political Analysts” on cable TV rarely offer anything resembling true expert political analysis. (2 reader comments)

Wall Street Journal 'Funny Papers?'

Mon, May 22, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickThe WSJ has become a virtual humor medium and at a time that so imperatively needs its old professionalism.

What on Earth are We Doing?

Thu, May 11, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickPresident Trump should put his cumbersome, so-called spokesperson Spicer on leave and appear in person for daily press sessions to answer some damned important questions. (3 reader comments)

Trumpís PR Strategy for Making a Crisis Worse

Wed, May 10, 2017

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur SolomonPresident Trump’s reactions to negative news involving him have had the affect of turning a single-day story into a multi-day story. (8 reader comments)

Another Fairy Tale Exposed

Fri, May 5, 2017

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur SolomonTrump's recent "victory" with the House's repeal of Obamacare exposes another fairy tale regarding the mainstream media's treatment of how decisions are made in the White House.

PR from the Trump Playbook

Thu, May 4, 2017

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur SolomonA list of groundbreaking media relations techniques as practiced by the Trump administration. (2 reader comments)

The Free Speech Hysteria Hypocrisy

Mon, May 1, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickThe nation is stuck in a long variety of contradictions when it comes to free expression. (3 reader comments)

Are We Losing a Generation of Young Americans?

Thu, Apr. 27, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickThe absence of requiring some minimal commitment of some kind of public service to the nation on completion of high school or attainment of age 18 has given tacit approval to the idea we can merely hire all those needed to defend the nation. (2 reader comments)