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    The Fiscal Cliff: 3 Clear Goals

    A couple of friends in London (here for the holidays) have asked “why would you Republicans risk so much damage to prevent 2% of the population from moving from a

    The Queen of Benghazi

    Surprise newsflash: The consensus Democratic frontrunner for president in 2016, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who graciously protected President Obama from blame for security failures at Benghazi in October, and

    Post (Election) Traumatic Stress Disorder

    A month after the election I am still in the “what the ****  happened?” mode – beyond denial, anger, and bargaining but not yet through depression to acceptance. Elections are

    The Fiscal Cliff: Negotiating Lessons

    Several years ago, along life’s wonderous journey, I had the responsibility for buying stuff – bottles, flour, spices, filling equipment, transportation services, and the like -for a couple of large

    Surveying the Wreckage

    Like many of my friends I am still shocked and depressed that the American voters would not be much concerned about our rapidly escalating $16 trillion of federal debt or

    (Slightly) Beyond the “Fiscal Cliff”

    The financial and political papers and blogs are full of the question of whether a deal will be found to avoid the “fiscal cliff” at year end. Many commentators miss

    Reince Priebus’ “To Do” List

    Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus’ luster has diminished a bit from his halcyon days as chair of the Wisconsin Republican Party (capturing virtually everything in a period of a

    The Hispanic Vote

    “Mankind is facing a crossroad – one road leads to despair and utter hopelessness and the other to total extinction – I sincerely hope you graduates choose the right road”   

    The Hispanic Vote

    “Mankind is facing a crossroad – one road leads to despair and utter hopelessness and the other to total extinction – I sincerely hope you graduates choose the right road”   

    Competence and Trust

    Presidential elections are importantly about policies, but they are also about competence and trust. The shift in this election has occured in large part because the debates have given Mitt