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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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There is an epic battle being fought in America right now: VOTE! VOTE! vs. YOU CAN’T VOTE!

The U.S. 2020 national election is well underway (more than 4 million ballots have already been casthttps://reut.rs/3iFvxn3) amidst a civic war. The critical issue at stake in this battle is voter encouragement versus voter suppression. And this national confrontation is taking place as the deadly pandemic continues to take American lives and has now spread […]

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Monday bombshells – Russian bounties on US troops: New dimensions for Nov. election – and beyond

Friday shocker:

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Can journalists, news media be truly objective? NYT columnists’ soul-search

Seems like heresy when two national journalists take a deep dive into soul-searching the integrity of their profession.

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Globalization wounded by COVID19 will recover with science, economics, data, truth without borders

(Just posted: Response to a kind invitation by the Global Alliance For Public Relations and Communication Management to produce a webinar on “Global Public Relations in the Evolving Society”. Condensed, edited from video script https://vimeo.com/417376980

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The deadly virus without borders vs. new vaccines under export limits: How geopolitics could thwart global equitable sharing

The global race for a COVID19 vaccine is on.

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News of the McClatchy bankruptcy begs the question: Can journalism be saved, and democracy with it?

“… Litany of the threats facing journalism …”

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As historic news reports post daily here’s how to help protect journalists, Free Press, democracy

“This is surely the time for nothing but the truth in journalism, and, of course, throughout society.”

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2020 alarm bells ring for Big Tech: But are the companies “too big to fail”?

Imagine this scene: Leading business school* class, Business Ethics 401 –

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Politics in social media media: How much is Truth endangered?

What are we to make of this NEWSDAY report yesterday? –

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The story of a neighborhood hardware store, engulfed in “creative destruction”, shutting down

Consider the local hardware store.

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Home Town Journalism Is In Peril; Why It Matters to the Nation

“The loss of local news coverage in much of the United States has frayed communities and left many Americans woefully uniformed …” That’s the subhead of a New York Times report yesterday, “How the Collapse of Local News Is Causing a National Crisis” .   Based largely on a just-released study by PEN America – a distinguished advocacy group […]

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Pervasive lying is not only wrong, it will cost U.S. (us) $$$ . How much?

“We are living in an age unlike any other we have experienced in the United States, and we can’t feel secure about the long term outcome”.

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Epic Saudi Investment Conference today: At the crossroads of business ethics + economic realities

“Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are.” – Johann Wolfgang Goethe

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