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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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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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