Politics

 

Politics

  • The Two Caballeros…The Complicated Friendship between the United States & Mexico
    The Two Caballeros…The Complicated Friendship between the United States & Mexico

      In 1944, Walt Disney Productions produced The Three Caballeros, a propagandistic film starring Donald Duck, a cigar-smoking parrot named Jose Carioca from Brazil, and a pistol-packing rooster from Mexico named Panchito Pistoles, as part of the studio’s good will message to South America in the midst of World War [Read More!…]

  • A Political Opinion… The First Weeks of President Trump isn’t Pretty - VIDEO
    A Political Opinion… The First Weeks of President Trump isn’t Pretty – VIDEO

      The month of March Has just blown in To say that Spring Will soon begin March roars like a lion With a bluster and a slam And tiptoes out gently Like a quiet little lamb As I write this, it’s been 39 exciting days in this county since the [Read More!…]

  • Who do You Trust when Times get Tough?
    Who do You Trust when Times get Tough?

      This is my final message to our new President of the United States. I really appreciate him allowing me to share some thoughts on what I feel will lead to his success as our 45th President. Letter to the President – “The Secret” Dear Mr. President, Thank you for [Read More!…]

  • Leadership in the ‘Era of Post-Truth’
    Leadership in the ‘Era of Post-Truth’

      “Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” – George Orwell in 1984 In November 2016, The Guardian reported: [Read More!…]

  • The Forgotten Man’s President… Inauguration of Donald J. Trump
    The Forgotten Man’s President… Inauguration of Donald J. Trump

      On January 20, 2017, the world witnessed the peaceful transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump.  Since March 4, 1787 when George Washington handed the presidential baton to John Adams, the world has watched as Americans peacefully and orderly welcome their new Commander-in-Chief. It has not always [Read More!…]

  • Black History is American History… One Navy Officer’s Heroes
    Black History is American History… One Navy Officer’s Heroes

      February brings us Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Black History Month (BHM)!  Last year at this time, there was a big flap in Hollywood, because there were no “Black” actors or directors nominated for an academy award. Several of my favorite actors and directors spoke out about this and [Read More!…]

  • The U.S. Justice System Sustained Serious Damage this Year & Here’s how We should Fix it
    The U.S. Justice System Sustained Serious Damage this Year & Here’s how We should Fix it

      At a time when bipartisanship and consensus have taken an extended holiday, most Americans agree this election cycle has been unlike any in memory.  As the late Gilda Radner’s SNL character Roseannadanna would say, ‘It’s always something.’ And all those ‘somethings’ have taken a terrible toll on America’s institutions—particularly [Read More!…]

  • Donald J. Trump… the 45th President of the United States
    Donald J. Trump… the 45th President of the United States

      At the risk of sounding boastful, I was right!  On November 8, 2016, Mr. Trump became the President-elect of the United States.  Going into election night, the too-often clueless pundits were predicting an electoral landslide for Hillary Clinton.  Even Fox News, a channel famous for its conservative bend, was [Read More!…]

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama & President Elect Trump… All Historic Americans
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama & President Elect Trump… All Historic Americans

      Well fellow space travelers, we made it through another journey around the Sun.  Hopefully we all were able to fulfill just some of our goals and dreams last year as we look forward to this brand new year with a better hope for the future.  Last month brought for [Read More!…]

  • Our Current Political Distress is a National Test
    Our Current Political Distress is a National Test

      It’s been a month since the election now.   I think many of us are startled at the swiftness with which the venom started to flow.   I would imagine this is very likely how Americans were feeling in 1860, with the first state succession (South Carolina), as if their world [Read More!…]

  • Strategies for PR Success Illustrated by Recent Presidential Election Campaigns
    Strategies for PR Success Illustrated by Recent Presidential Election Campaigns

      Perhaps the greatest lesson we will take away from the recent election is a cautionary tale warning us not to give too much free PR to candidates, regardless of the reason—either from a place of admiration or of incredulity—lest one inadvertently cause readers and citizens to come away from [Read More!…]

  • The American Flag… It’s More Than Fabric & Fibers
    The American Flag… It’s More Than Fabric & Fibers

      What special tokens, mementos, or other significant items do you hold dear in thoughts and feelings because they represent something very endearing in your life? Is your token representative of a dear person, a long-fought-for accomplishment, or a memory no words could ever fully describe? It’s very telling of [Read More!…]

  • We’re All in This Together
    We’re All in This Together

      I f you’ve read my articles in the past, you know that I disdain business books. Not because they are not well,-written, and not because there isn’t value in the messages. There generally is. My problem is that so often folks read the book, nod vigorously and commit to [Read More!…]

  • Out with the Old… In with the New in D.C.
    Out with the Old… In with the New in D.C.

      After experiencing what felt like the longest Presidential campaign in history, and thankfully, the end of political ads, there is no rest in Washington. As President Obama noted in his first press conference after the election, the beauty of democracy is the transition of power from the President to [Read More!…]

  • My Patriotic Christmas Wish for All Americans
    My Patriotic Christmas Wish for All Americans

      After a heated and divisive presidential election, Americans excitedly await the start of the holiday season to decompress and reflect on the past and dream of the future. This year, much to the chagrin of millions of Americans, come January 20, 2017, the United States will be under the [Read More!…]

  • The Day After the 2016 Election… & Christmas Time is Here
    The Day After the 2016 Election… & Christmas Time is Here

      Can we talk?  Can we talk about the day after? Not the day after Christmas, but the day after Election Day 2016.  I will get to Christmas in a moment.  For many people the day after was gut wrenching.  Shock, awe, and crocodile tears filled the faces of many [Read More!…]

  • The Spirits in the Shadows of the Statue
    The Spirits in the Shadows of the Statue

      Sitting on the cold marble chair under the canopy of a pillared room, this statue oversees our National Mall a most sacred place. They called him honest Abe he was a great president, a great man and to some an enemy. He died at the hands of a coward [Read More!…]

  • Is America Really a Business?
    Is America Really a Business?

    Mr. Trump visited our fair city yesterday. Amidst the hubbub of hurricane recovery, he attracted a substantial audience, caused a traffic jam and said some things.  The local news captured a mother and almost-voting-age daughter for an interview. The mother told the reporter that she was a Trump supporter because [Read More!…]

  • A Descendant of the 1st Thanksgiving Inspires Giving Thanks
    A Descendant of the 1st Thanksgiving Inspires Giving Thanks

      By Dr. Arthur Glover, November, 2016 – Welcome to November!  Before you know it the Christmas holidays will be upon us, and we will be jetting around spending our hard earned cash to buy presents to go under a tree that nobody is really thankful for! Now that I [Read More!…]

  • Trump can Still Win… Analysis of the 3 Presidential Debates
    Trump can Still Win… Analysis of the 3 Presidential Debates

      1st DEBATE According to a Washington Post-ABC poll last month, 53% percent of Americans say Hillary Clinton won the first presidential debate.  Pundits and editorialists lambasted Trump for his supposed mishandling of the facts and mercurial temperament throughout the debate. I must agree with the beltway and establishment type [Read More!…]