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When the Spin Machine Fails

Thu, Oct. 3, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Jon GingerichThe spin coming out of the White House and among President Trump’s defenders in the wake of the Ukraine scandal reveals a desperate grasp for straws in their attempts to reframe the public narrative surrounding the investigation as another “witch hunt” as opposed to a bona fide Constitutional crisis. (1 reader comment)

The Uncomfortable Reality of Trump 2.0

Fri, Aug. 2, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Jon GingerichThe sad truth behind why Donald Trump will handily secure the nomination in 2020 for a second term. (4 reader comments)

Making the Decisions That Will Shape Your Life

Wed, May 15, 2019

By Robert Dilenschneider

Robert DilenschneiderWe all make hundreds of decisions everyday—some small, some significant— that mark our lives. How you make those decisions is critical to your future.

Media Take Big Hit For Smollett Coverage

Fri, Feb. 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jussie SmollettThe media lost a lot of credibility over their coverage of the Jussie Smollett hoax, which they swallowed "hook, line and fake noose." Trump raps Smollett's performance as "racist" but remains mum about white nationalist Coast Guard officer who planned to murder journalists, Democrats. (2 reader comments)

Brexit Mess Makes Brits Angrier and Meaner

Fri, Feb. 1, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Ed WilliamsThe Brits are mad as hell and ready to storm the gates thanks to the ongoing Brexit mess, according to a survey conducted by Edelman's London office. (3 reader comments)

Intel Chiefs Want Trump to Get Smart on Climate Change

Thu, Jan. 31, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dan CoatsAmerica's 'naive' national intelligence chiefs do their best to warn president Trump that climate change is a real threat, not "Chinese hoax." Good luck with that. (3 reader comments)

Rep. Rose Targets Lobbying Loophole

Wed, Jan. 30, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Max RoseMax Rose doesn’t have the same media star power as fellow Democratic freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but he is bound to create quite a buzz in the $3.2B lobbying/public affairs business. (2 reader comments)

Trump Cheers Schultz's Indie Run; WPP Lands Blow Vs. Sorrell

Mon, Jan. 28, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Howard SchultzGood luck to ex-Starbucks boss Howard Schultz who may mount an independent run for president. President Trump is his biggest fan... WPP lands blow in its sparring match with founder Martin Sorrell. Will Sir Martin strike back? (3 reader comments)

Port Authority: Tone Deaf to PR

Tue, Jan. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Candy NationsWhat was the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey thinking in allowing the flag of Saudi Arabia, which provided 15 of the 19 murderers of 9/11, to be displayed at the World Trade Center? (3 reader comments)

Merry Christmas to All

Fri, Dec. 21, 2018

By Robert Dilenschneider

Robert DilenschneiderAs we move into the holiday season, here are some facts about Christmases past.

 

Trump Trashes US Moral Standing

Tue, Nov. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mohammed bin SalmanDonald Trump today issued an extraordinary statement absolving Saudi Prince Salman for the torture, murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi. In so doing, the president trashed any amount of decency and integrity that he may have had. (17 reader comments)

Practice Thankfulness This Thanksgiving

Tue, Nov. 20, 2018

By Robert Dilenschneider

Robert DilenschneiderAmerica continues to face challenges on many fronts, both at home and abroad, but there is much to be thankful for as we come together to celebrate each other and our communities. (2 reader comments)

Social Media and Incivility

Thu, Nov. 15, 2018

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyWhile hard-core partisanship contributes to the climate of incivility in politics, social media’s offer of anonymity adds plenty of fuel to the fire.

 

Honor Our Brave Men and Women in Uniform

Mon, Nov. 12, 2018

By Robert Dilenschneider

Robert DilenschneiderThere are more than one million active-duty service members and 800,000+ reservists in the U.S. Armed Forces. (1 reader comment)

The Price of Bad Information

Mon, Nov. 5, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Jon GingerichHeadlines regarding the suspect who mailed pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and the gunman accused of killing 11 in a Pittsburgh synagogue are reminders of the role conspiracy theories and misinformation have played in today’s toxic political climate. (2 reader comments)

Finding Meaning in a Post-Truth World

Wed, Oct. 3, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Jon GingerichIt’s been two years since Donald Trump was elected President, and the task of communicating across two political parties unified by increasingly narrow sets of beliefs has only gotten more difficult. (2 reader comments)

Nightmare in New York City

Tue, Sep. 11, 2018

By John O'Dwyer

View down 5th Ave. in NYCWhen I woke up on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City it seemed like a perfect day was beginning.

Celebrating Labor Day

Mon, Sep. 3, 2018

By Robert Dilenschneider

Robert DilenschneiderThe US celebrates Labor Day today and the contributions of American workers.

Hurray for Donald Trump

Mon, Aug. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Trump NewspaperA silver lining has finally emerged amid the carnage that is Team Trump, as the president's relentless attacks on "fake news" help restore trust in the media. They must be doing something right.

Will Trump Allies Turn on President, GOP?

Mon, Jul. 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Neil BradleyUS Chamber of Commerce, Charles Koch rap toxic tariffs put into place by Trump and the upcoming no-win trade war. Will the president listen before it’s too late? (1 reader comment)

Trump's Ministry of Truth

Wed, Jul. 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpDonald Trump took to Twitter today to suggest that the “hush money” tape made by his fixer Michael Cohen may have been doctored. His Ministry of Truth wastes no time to develop its own make-believe reality. (6 reader comments)

Make America 1929 Again

Tue, Jul. 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Stock TickerHow simple life is in the black and white world of Donald Trump, who has blissfully launched a trade war with the rest of the world without a care about its economic and political impact. (10 reader comments)