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will-durst's picture
Aug.19.2012
With the election slipping away like a handful of mercury on a turbocharged merry-go-round, Mitt Romney managed to change the conversation from unreleased tax returns and foreign misadventures by plucking Paul Ryan out of the Wisconsin wilds to be his running mate. "Romney-Ryan." Short,...
john-braun's picture
May.18.2009
Things always work out for the best in the movies, don't they? Take, for instance, Back to the Future. Now, bear with me. I know I just wrote about this movie in one of my blogs last week...and in many others before that...but it's very relevant here. In Back to the Future, Doc Brown falls in the...
charles-a-ray's picture
May.01.2009
Recently, vice President Joe Biden stated publicly that he was advising his family to avoid crowed modes of transportation such as subways and airplanes during the current flu epidemic.  Predictably, a travel industry representative took Biden to task for this statement.  Now, there were some...
charles-a-ray's picture
Sep.26.2008
     Leadership is more important today than ever before in our history.  The rapid pace of change in technology, economics and a whole host of other factors, globalization, changing social expectations, and changing demographics of the work force place greater than ever demands on leaders.       ...
bob-david-calhoun's picture
Sep.17.2008
Butter Cat, that housecat that will sit one heartbeat away from the presidency should John McCain be elected in November, dispassionately lounges on a pile of Rom Spaceknight comic books. As John McCain shocked the political establishment by choosing Butter Cat to be his Vice Presidential pick...
jamie-carie's picture
Sep.07.2008
Watch Out America! The Sarah Palins Are Back in Vogue! I went to the bank yesterday and saw a woman with her hair piled on her head, proudly sporting her glasses. Then I noticed some of the news women on CNN wearing the half-up, half-down style. (I'm a news junkie now and actually excited about...
jacquelyn-mitchard's picture
Sep.06.2008
I should be shouting from the rooftops, and especially telling my two little girls, age nine and twelve, how exciting it is to be alive in an era in which a woman came just ... that close to being President of the United States and now a woman is actually running for the second highest office in...
jacquelyn-mitchard's picture
Sep.06.2008
It takes a brave woman to embrace a baby with disabilities, and I was touched when I read Sarah Palin's quote wondering whether she could fully do so when she learned that her baby, Trig, had Down Syndrome, before he was born. It takes a woman ambitious beyond reckoning to use the fact that she...
priscilla-hodgkins's picture
Aug.31.2008
Friday morning, on  my way to a meeting that’s an hour+ drive from home, some of those thoughts that only come along while doing 65 invaded my grainy brain: What if McCain chose a woman as VP candidate? He surely wouldn’t choose a woman just for the sake of supplying a fem.  Then again, maybe he...
robert-grudin's picture
Jun.19.2008
Now that the primaries are out of the way, and the summer conventions have been demoted from real elections to noisy fraternal rituals, Obama, McCain & Companies turn their attention to the choice of running-mates. For McCain, the decision is unequivocally bearish. He must choose a partner...