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In the wake of the second impeachment acquittal of Donald J. Trump: Whither Trumpism?

Whither Trumpism now? An avalanche of analyses is already forming. So here – before the second impeachment trial fades from the front pages – is a proposed tracking for the months (and years?) ahead: I. Definition (Wikipedia):  Trumpism is a term for the political ideology, style of governance,[9] political movement and set of mechanisms for acquiring and keeping power that are […]

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The impeachment trial must trigger extended American confrontation with “war on truth”​, hate speech/violence

As the United States Senate opens the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump – one of the most far-reaching actions in American political history – the nation is engulfed in a miasma of conflicting public tensions. Consider a new report on the January 6th U.S. Capitol riot: The Chicago Project on Security and Threats at […]

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Hank Aaron and the American social evolution

  April 8, 1974 Atlanta Stadium, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves – “A Black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South.” – Vin Scully, iconic Dodger television broadcaster. The occasion, of course, was legendary baseball star Hank Aaron hitting his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record. Turns out that […]

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Democracy has prevailed in U.S. Heavy lift, COMPETENCE to solve people’s problems now underway

Yes, democracy has prevailed in America. And accompanying it the powerful force for service to the American commonweal and the world: COMPETENCE In the first 48 hours after the Inauguration, President Joseph Biden Jr. undertook a remarkable exercise of presidential authority. Among the initiatives: Signed 27 Executive Orders, each addressing a vital national issue. – Began […]

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Money in Politics – After US Capitol attack companies cease $$ for lawmakers supporting election overturn: Epiphany or merely a pause?

Was the terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol the inflection point for corporate money in politics? The New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin thinks it should be – not just a “pause for reflection”, but a permanent policy commitment to cease donations to political candidates “An Epiphany” Moment for Corporate Donors May Have Arrived” . With […]

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“Historic”new anti-corruption law bans anonymous shell companies, impedes money laundering

“Historic Anti-Corruption Measures Become Law” “the most significant update to U.S. anti-money laundering laws in a generation.” That’s how the widely respected anti-corruption organization Transparency International summarized the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) included in the U.S. Senate’s Friday override of President Trump’s veto of the National Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. The CTA is […]

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News Media: Defend Democracy, Limit Coverage of Trump Attacks via His”Flood the Zones”​media strategy

Sunday, November 29th 2020, FoxNews: The President of the United States Donald J. Trump proclaims he “will use 125% of my energy” during at least the next six months to continue trying to overthrow the November election results. And so, now it begins. As the U.S. government transition gets underway – finally – news media and […]

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Build Back Better – with sustainable development: New “blueprints from CSR leaders (11/22/20)

Today, hard as it may be to imagine … there will come a time after COVID-19. The great news this month on vaccines for the virus, although preliminary, gives reason to begin to think what society might be like – perhaps what it should be like – when that time comes. Surely, the post-COVID-19 world will not […]

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“Build Back Better” – with sustainable development: New “blueprints” from CSR leaders

  Today, hard as it may be to imagine … there will come a time after COVID-19. The great news this month on vaccines for the virus, although preliminary, gives reason to begin to think what society might be like – perhaps what it should be like – when that time comes. Surely the post-COVID-19 […]

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NOW: The salute to the patriotic Americans insuring that the 2020 election safe, fair, legal – preserving our democracy

  A hundred fifty million votes. That is likely to be about the number of votes cast in the 2020 U.S. election – by far a record turnout. The herculean responsibility and task of insuring that all of these American votes are recorded and reported accurately has been delegated, as always, to a cadre of dedicated citizens who […]

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SCOTUS replacing Affordable Care Act would be painful for U.S. Barack Obama explains why

  For many decades it was America’s political “Rubik’s Cube.” “It” being the effort to establish a national health service. President Theodore Roosevelt tried and failed. As did Presidents Truman and Clinton (although, in a piecemeal approach Medicare for seniors and Medicaid for the poor became the law during the Lyndon Johnson administration.) So, in […]

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New: Influential investor and business leaders call for Trump commitment to “peaceful transition of power” if he loses the election

  It shouldn’t have to be said, but it was said, repeatedly, this week – and by powerful voices in the business community: Any post-election transfer of power must be peaceful. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility is an association of 275 faith-based institutional investors – and a leader in corporate social responsibility – with […]

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Just revealed: Disinformation from a political “pay-to-play” social media network is now undermining journalism, public relations

  “It ain’t necessarily so.” * Sadly, this week we’ve learned that we will now have to be extra alert when seeking out news: Here’s why: the alarming headline of just-published New York Times detailed investigative report that reveals a national visceral assault on journalist transparency and authenticity:   As Local News Dies, a Pay-for-Play […]

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“Don’t Give Up On America” – a timely, candid, loving op-ed view of who we are, who we can be

    “What does it mean to love a country?” Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson had me with her very first sentence. And I’ll wager that she will “have” you as well – from “love a country” – to the very end of her soulful New York Times meditation, Don’t Give Up on America […]

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Would an unprecedented “voting landslide” be needed to overcome Trump’s and allies’ obstacles to voting and trust in the election?

President Donald J. Trump is finally building his wall. But this one is not on the U.S. southern border. The “wall” is between American voters and their resolve to protect the experiment called democracy that has sustained the nation for two and a half centuries. The challenge — being met by the voters and dedicated […]

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