How Harry Truman Outworked Certain Defeat in 1948

If Harry Truman had listened to the pundits in 1948, he may well have imposed on himself a constraining, self-fulfilling…

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Trump Being Trump: General Election Style (Week 2)

“Donald Trump had a rough week!” The political pundits assured us of this. After being wrong about Trump for the…

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The Most Relaxing Place in Central Park

How well do you deal with noise? New York City is an extraordinarily busy place. Depending on where you actually…

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What I Learned from Publishing my First Book

I’ve been a writer all my life. Since I was a little kid I remember creating stories in my mind,…

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Trump Being Trump: General Election Style

Trump was predictably Trump in the week after securing, for all intents and purposes, the Republican Party’s nomination. He was…

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How to Write a Losing Slogan: Starring Hillary Clinton

There are ways to do slogans, and there are ways NOT to do them. Hillary Clinton doesn’t know how to…

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Use Homer’s Influence Techniques to Tell an Unforgettable Story

Homer’s name echoes down through the centuries as the greatest of all the Greek poets. More generally, he is the…

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The Anatomy of a Dead Campaign: The Ted Cruz Story

Ted Cruz’s campaign is officially dead. The death certificate lists the time of death as around 3:45 P.M. EST on…

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Thirty Seven: Review

Quintus Curtius is a man of many faces. Lawyer, former United States Marine Corps major, linguist, world traveler, classicist, writer,…

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The Tubman $20: A Failed Shit Test

I hate to say I told you so, but this is where we are. When the news was announced last…

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