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Publicity befoRe policy

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“I really think a filibuster is the political version of twerking,” comedian and satirist Bill Maher said on HBO Friday night, referring to Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour Senate floor filibuster last week. “He reminds me of Miley Cyrus…because he is not afraid to incur the wrath of even some of his fans for the greater good of drawing attention to himself.” Cruz, a… Read more »

The PR in Paul Ryan

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I like the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate. First, I couldn’t help noticing his initials. But Paul Ryan is a different kind of “game changer” in the presidential sweepstakes. Unlike the GOP’s Sarah Palin, Ryan’s change brings more substance to the campaign conversation. Sarah Palin energized the 2008 ticket with her personal charisma, but her inability to… Read more »

Fill In the Blanks

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The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to pick up momentum around the world. But the protesters are increasingly facing the questions, “What do you stand for?” and “What do you want?” Good questions. Go to occupywallst.org and you’ll find this mission statement: “OWS is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the… Read more »