Politics

 
January 21, 2012

What Republicans Believe

As the GOP primary season has progressed, the issues have become less clear and comprehensible, largely due to the profusion of ads and other messaging by super-pacs, whose mission it is to ensure that the issues become obscured and inscrutable to the average voter, so that he/she can concentrate on […]
March 23, 2011

Florida Follies: Protecting Corporations Instead of Abused Children

Of all of the venal manifestations of reverse-Robin Hoodism emanating from national and state legislative bodies in this year of radical right-wing revenge at the expense of the middle class, the working poor, the helpless and the needy, none is more odious or less justifiable than Senate Bill 1500 in Florida. […]
October 9, 2010

Class Warfare? It sure is.

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July 25, 2010

In defense of career politicians

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June 26, 2010

Iago, Brutus or Doofus? What was Duncan Boothby thinking?

For some of us in PR, the fuss being made over the Rolling Stone story that ended Stanley McChrystal’s military career ignores one of the more fascinating players in that drama: the PR guy who set up the interview. What was he thinking? The Rolling Stone correspondent is doing interviews […]
June 12, 2010

Conservative Backlash Deja Vu

There is a classic executive desk toy that has amused many a manager by demonstrating the Newtonian principle that “For every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction.” Five chrome balls are suspended on a wood frame. If one on the left or right is dropped, one on the […]
May 2, 2010

The GOP Comeback?

When I first registered to vote, I registered Republican for three reasons. They were: the Democratic Party in the South, including Florida, was largely racist, led by right-wing extremists like George Wallace the GOP was fiscally conservative and socially liberal, led by intelligent moderates like Barry Goldwater, Everett Dirksen and […]