FROM David Plouffe
The Obama Campaign from an Insider's Point of View When he talks about the mechanics of last year's campaign, President Obama says he couldn't have done it without David Plouffe. That's from the jacket of Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win . Does the President have the audacity to govern? We ask the man often called the behind-the-scenes architect of the Obama campaign, one who's kept his head low by staying out of the Obama Administration.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.