Monthly Archives: January 2017

Will Trump Bring His Businesses Back to the U.S.A.?

While it’s impossible to know exactly what Trump owns and who he owes, we do know that he is likely doing business in 25 countries.  He is either involved in building edifices, hotels and golf courses or licensing his name … Continue reading

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Is the CIA “Politicized”? An Academic Addendum to Mike Pompeo’s Response

Even church choirs are political entities.  When human being come together to achieve a goal, political activity emerges.  Wherever there is competition of ideas and/or people, political behavior exists. So it should be no surprise if intelligence agencies are to … Continue reading

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What Part of “This Inauguration Can’t Go Forward” Do We Not Understand?

President Obama in his Farewell Address yesterday asked that anyone not pleased with the outcome of elections do something about it.  Take some responsibility.  Even run for office.  Don’t keep quiet.  Otherwise, he implied, you’re part of the problem. On … Continue reading

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Business Elites Get a Pass by the Press — While Meryl Streep is labeled a “Hollywood Elite”

Meryl Streep delivered an eloquent, brave, heartfelt speech at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony.  Here is an artist and businesswoman we can all admire.  Yet Donald Trump attempted to belittle her accomplishments by referring to her — of all people … Continue reading

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Kudos to Clapper, But a Tainted Election is a Tainted Election!

We listened today to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper say this about Donald Trump’s trashing of the U.S. intelligence community: “I think there is an important distinction here between healthy skepticism, which policymakers … should always have for intelligence, … Continue reading

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Dear FBI: Is Hillary Clinton Looking a Lot Better to You Now?

Seventeen U.S. intelligence agencies agree that the U.S. 2016 presidential election was hacked by Russia. Yet, the PEOTUS, Donald Trump, does not believe them. He belittles these agencies and instead praises Vladimir Putin and Julian Assange – a man he … Continue reading

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Persuasion in the Midst of Politics

Just before the holidays, I did an interview with Legal Talk Network.  Three forms of influence are discussed — persuasion, coercion and manipulation.  How to deal with a variety of political arenas and stretching your political style are two issues … Continue reading

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