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After Midnight, The Image Doesn’t Look Good

If you still don’t understand that politics is different from business, think about this: What business would do a public product rollout after 2 a.m. in the middle of the week? That’s what the House of Representatives in Michigan did the other night with a measure to reform the nation’s most costly auto insurance system. … Continued

Mueller Report Demonstrates: Be Careful What You Retweet

This week I downloaded the Mueller Report and began reading it voraciously. And though I am far from finished reading it word from oft-redacted word, I was immediately shocked by the sheer degree of Russian interference in our democracy and in our election. In particular when it came to social media meddling, the Report demonstrates … Continued

Virginia Governor PR Challenges Extend Beyond Politics

It doesn’t take a PR analyst to tell you that in his nationally-televised and much-tweeted about press conference, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a man most of the country had never heard of before made a bad situation if not worse, then certainly more weird. You wouldn’t be wrong if you picked a cliche to describe … Continued

Roger and You Makes A Bad Match.

Roger Stone is back in the news again and seemingly loving every minute of it. To put the recent indictments against him into context, I recommend watching the Netflix documentary “Get Me Roger Stone,” as I did this weekend. With his full cooperation, the filmmakers laid out his entire story and it’s enlightening. But in … Continued

Freedom of the Pressroom

With the Thanksgiving holiday now officially passed, many of us continue to reflect upon what we are thankful for including at home, at work and in society at large. Those who arrived in American for the first time in 1620 famously gave thanks for their safe passage and a life free from religious and governmental … Continued