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September 24, 2016
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The Art of Propaganda

  “The people will believe a big lie, but not a small lie.” “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” The first quote is from Adolph Hitler. The second is from Joseph Goebbels. More than one study of Hitler’s […]
September 18, 2016
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Donnie On the Spot: How does he do it?

Donald Trump was tweeting about the bombing on West 23rd Street in Manhattan almost as soon as it happened. And it’s hardly the first time that he has been “Donnie-on-the-Spot” with commentary about such an event. In fact, he seems to possess something akin to prescience when it comes to […]
August 14, 2016

Commie Con?

When a former CIA official wrote recently that the Republican nominee for President had become “an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation,” there was ample cause to give the theory credence. There is also more than a little reason to think that said agent might not be altogether “unwitting.” Begin […]
August 10, 2016

Dear Donnie… Time to come clean

Dear Donnie: It’s time for you to come clean. It’s been over a year since you officially became a candidate for President, and as you have reminded us repeatedly during that time, you’re way smarter than the rest of us. So if it’s true, as you’ve said, that you’re “a […]
June 30, 2016

New Koch? Don’t believe it.

Imagine you are a battered woman whose abusive husband shows up one evening with a dozen roses and a box of Godiva chocolates. Smiling and cooing, he announces he’s made reservations at your favorite nouveau cuisine café. After years of torment, you’d be justifiably suspicious. So it is that any […]
April 23, 2016

Will the real The Donald please stand up?

Thanks to the man who’s now in charge of The Donald’s campaign, we finally know the truth: the candidate is not really a bloviating, blustering bully with a racist, misogynistic, xenophobic agenda. It’s just an act. Here’s what Paul Manafort (the man who’s now in charge) told the RNC leadership […]
December 8, 2015

Fear & Greed: The Great Motivators

Whatever else may be said about him – and there is more than plenty to be said – Donald J. Trump is, above all else, a master of the art of marketing. He therefore understands that the two Great Motivators of human behavior are Fear and Greed. Like his idol, […]