Category: Politics

Nov 06

Welcome to the First Social Media Campaign

Congratulations, we’ve nearly survived the first social media presidential campaign. Only two more days and we can move from the sturm und drang of this campaign to picking up the pieces and returning to normal life – or can we? I’m afraid that the current climate may very well be the new “normal.” We’ve heard …

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May 08

Sunday Coffee Contemplations: Election Commercials Killed Creativity

Brace yourself: it’s election season, and advertisers are beginning to demonstrate an absolute lack of imagination by trotting out election-themed commercials, led by Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken. As if the real politicians aren’t off-putting enough, we’re now forced to endure fake election debates over the merits of food that many of us don’t …

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Sep 04

Grammarian-in-Chief? Sunday Coffee Contemplations

Grammar and rhetorical skills are the most important qualities American voters use to decide who they will vote for in presidential elections. Beth Fouhy’s article, “Campaigns Find That Some Truths Are Inconvenient“, brought back something I’ve been pondering for a long time now: our habit of parsing the comments of politicians and business leaders, looking …

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