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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)

Selling Trumpian 'Leadership'?

Tue, Apr. 18, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickPresident Trump has dispatched VP Mike Pence to go forth and frighten an already frightened world with a declaration that North Korea has “gotta behave” or else. (1 reader comment)

Hoisting Steve Bannon With His Own Petard

Mon, Apr. 17, 2017

By Eric Starkman

Eric Starkman White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s recent handling of the press indicates he might be just as big of a fraud as his boss. (4 reader comments)

The 'Muddled East'

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickWe are turning the Middle East into the “Muddled East” without a “therefore” ready. (7 reader comments)

To Publish or not to Publish?

Tue, Apr. 11, 2017

By Arthur Solomon

Arthur SolomonThe ongoing discussion among media outlets regarding whether to make public gruesome photos or video footage of war victims is a more modern debate than you might think. (3 reader comments)