Last summer I did some thinking about Mr. Obama and the 2012 election. Specifically, would voting for him again be a good idea? I offered up several scenarios where I pondered ugly […]
Romney looks to win the GOP nod. Romney looks to lose to Obama, unless all hell breaks loose, figuratively speaking. Romney splits the rightwing base. That makes Romney the sacrificial Rethug lamb of the season. But savvy fringe players can still make lemonade out of lemons, though no positive for governance.
By Robert Becker Scene: Large Washington hotel room full of Democratic staffers. Speaker: Savvy PR operative, speaking bluntly. Message: People vote their prejudices, so public relations rule. It’s remarkable how many of […]
Five months and five days after it killed a notorious American jihadist without due process of law, the Obama administration has offered an explanation of its actions in the death of al-Qaeda […]
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's SuperPac Man! (Eating large democracies in a single contribution…)
by Paul Szep
Komen hires the wrong PR firm, missing the boat once again (and some thoughts on PR Daily's coverage of the story)
So, the Susan Komen Foundation has hired a big-hitter PR firm. And not just any PR firm, either. Now, Komen is assessing the damage, and it’s using a consulting firm founded by […]
During their 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama and John McCain both claimed the support of the people, citing evidence of small donors who gave to their campaigns. Both used that as a […]
Peter H. Gleick collects the five most outrageous examples of climate BS (Bad Science) from 2011, with several runners-up. Number one? All the Republican presidential candidates.
Obama’s 2012 prospects: now for the bad news John Cassidy, The New Yorker December 30, 2011 “Consider yet another survey from Gallup, released on Thursday, which examined the ideological views of about […]
By Robert Becker My squishy optimism sagged, having just finished Richard Condon’s scathing, witty, mesmerizing masterpiece, The Manchurian Candidate. If you liked the acclaimed ’62 movie, and delight in devilish wit, grab […]