Brands make lousy lovers

5551172614_1f76775d38_zWhat brand doesn’t belong on this list? Amazon, Uber, Yelp, Hillary.

It’s a trick question. They all belong. In recent days, they’ve all been making it harder for their fans to love them. Continue reading Brands make lousy lovers

War, Liberalism, Trust in Government: The Many Casualties of LBJ’s Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Johnson Fifty years ago, on August 10, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed what is known as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. It is a day that should live in infamy.

On that day, the President gave himself the power “to take all necessary steps, including the use of armed forces,” to fight the spread of communism in Southeast Asia and assist our ally in South Vietnam “in defense of its freedom.”

Or as former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara put it decades later, it gave “complete authority to the president to take the nation to war.” Continue reading War, Liberalism, Trust in Government: The Many Casualties of LBJ’s Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Is Mitt Romney A Serial Liar?

At a nationally televised GOP debate in New Hampshire last month, broadcast to a Sunday morning audience on NBC’s Meet the Press, Mitt Romney looked straight into the living rooms of America and told a lie.

It wasn’t a major lie, perhaps more like a fib. Continue reading Is Mitt Romney A Serial Liar?

Presidents are People, too

President Barack Obama speaks to a crowd

From Thomas Jefferson and John Adams to Barack Obama, America has an engrained tradition of degrading and dehumanizing our presidents. But, as Paul Liben writes, it’s time to cut it out. Continue reading Presidents are People, too