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Persuasion 2018 – Part Three

In today’s installment of my series on persuasion I want to concentrate on one target demographic: young people. You will find a lot of similar strategies for activating young voters and women. News flash to the old, white men of the GOP: women are people. Let’s explore. Continue reading Persuasion 2018 – Part Three

“Values” And Lies

Today’s is a sort of potpourri article but it has a theme. I want to explore some of the values and lies of Donald Trump and his loyal followers. Come along. Continue reading “Values” And Lies

A MAD Week Starts 2018?

I remember the duck and cover under a desk drills in school in preparation for a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. That would have done about as much good as a Betsy DeVos led Department of Education. Out of that era came an international relations theory known by the acronym of MAD which stood for Mutually Assured Destruction. Decades later came a television series named Mad Men. That “mad” stood for Manhattan’s Madison Avenue which was the epicenter of the powerful advertising business in the 1960’s. Last week we may have seen a 2018 version of mad men (as in insane) and they may be engaged in mutually assured destruction only unlike various American Presidents and Soviet Premiers they may not be smart enough to avoid the mutual destruction. Let’s explore. Continue reading A MAD Week Starts 2018?

Hang On! It’s 2018

If you are reading this it means we made it into the New Year. My advice is that you fasten your seatbelts because I expect it to be a rocky ride! In reverse order here are my predictions for the five biggest stories of 2018. I sincerely hope I am incorrect on number one! Continue reading Hang On! It’s 2018

SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I have just added We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates to the Recommended Reading section. In this book the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient deals with social inequity with an emphasis on racial inequality. If this book doesn’t provoke thought I suggest you stop wasting your time reading and simply drink beer while watching Fox News.