Words: “…the danger of futility…”

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"...the danger of futility: the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills-against misery and ignorance, injustice and violence. Yet many of the world's greatest movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man [woman]...Few will have the greatness to bend history … [Read more...]

Will Women Decide the 2014 Elections?

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It is always my privilege to be a guest on the top rated Jerry Doyle Show.  Jerry and I debate the power of women in the upcoming midterms, some risky Senate races and why women don’t give more dough politically.  Often, money equals influence so its important for women to find new ways to make themselves heard. For some background on the changing … [Read more...]

Is There A Hillary Metric?

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On her book tour for HARD CHOICES, Hillary Clinton has been getting a fair amount of lambasting from a pundit class that looks to be lying in wait in the tall grass. As usual, Secretary Clinton is graded by a different metric than other potential candidates or private citizens, which she is.  Is there a level of good that would be good enough in … [Read more...]

Needing To Belong — xkcd: Spirit

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The need to belong is one of the most basic human motivations. We want to feel connected, accepted and valued. And when we don't belong, we lose spirit. Webcomic by xkcd: Spirit No wonder not belonging is one of our biggest fears. ### Related articles across the web 'xkcd' creator Randall Munroe gets asteroid named after him … [Read more...]

Hillary, Leadership and the GOP Upset

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What do the American people want in a leader going forward? In my first guest appearance on Newsmax TV's "Midpoint" with Ed Berliner, we discuss Hillary’s new book "Hard Choices", the media's focus on Benghazi, and what the American people want in a leader and if Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s shocking loss to an unknown in the VA … [Read more...]

Shiny New Toy VS Dynasty Politics

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Jerry Doyle invited me back on his show for a discussion about the dilemma we all face at election time…if we want real progress, where do we turn? As Bill Clinton recently pointed out, the media tends to glom on to a narrative and never let go, which often means promoting The Dangerous Allure of the Shiny New Toy in politics to the detriment of … [Read more...]

Book: THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME by Biz Stone

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Until I read THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME, I knew nothing about the back story of Twitter or the people who created it — not even their names.  (Sorry Biz.)  I just used the service like millions of others worldwide never giving much thought to the whys and hows behind it. I’ve cobbled together 140 characters to entertain (and be entertained), … [Read more...]

Was Mary Barra Set Up to Take the Fall at GM?

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Last week, newly minted GM CEO Mary Barra withstood a battering from a Congressional committee over GM’s recent recall of 2.6 million vehicles. Per Allan Stamm of Deadline Detroit, they demanded to know why “GM didn’t react to signs dating back to 2001 that Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and similar vehicles had faulty ignitions” since “13 deaths … [Read more...]

Joblessness, Debt & Obama

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On The Jerry Doyle Show, Jerry and I discuss the plight of Millennials and my latest post Millennials Abandoning Obama: Fickle Youth or Something Deeper. Pundits are trying desperately to justify the independent streak of Millennials (Gen Yers) who don’t seem as enamored of the President’s policies, particularly the Affordable Care Act, as the … [Read more...]