A year ago, Barbara McQuade was the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, leading the U.S. Department of Justice’s prosecution teams in and around Detroit. Last night, she was a guest on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” as a regular on the cable channel’s talk shows. How did that happen? On March 10th of this year, … Continued
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The more things change the more they stay the same. Whether in a church outside San Antonio where the silence of prayer was suddenly broken by heartache this week or at a concert in Las Vegas where thousands danced before ducking for cover and their lives. Violence and death. Rhetoric and inaction. And guns. Those … Continued
In the year since a so-called “Master of PR” and “Marketing Genius” was elected President, the PR business is not better off than it was one year ago. In fact, it’s in a tough spot. Quite simply, he has made our job more difficult. For starters, he constantly dominates the news, more than any other … Continued
Even in the sport of Big Time college football, where it feels like every play is tweeted during the game and every take is amplified afterward, there can be a bombshell story. The Detroit News had one in recent days, as the parents of University of Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight trusted reporter Angelique Chengelis with … Continued
In a major metropolitan area that has long experienced mass transit that is lacking, traffic reports have traditionally been vital in providing lone or carpooling commuters with the latest road conditions and construction delays. Changing times and technologies, however, are in turn changing the way we look at the roadways and consume information on them. … Continued
At a time when our country and the world can seem so divided, leave it to a high school immigrant to lead the way with an initiative that is positive and inclusive, aimed at building relationships and treating everyone as equals. And where is he doing this of all places? How about the lunchroom. I … Continued