Stuart Stevens

Strategic Partners & Media

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A seventh generation Mississippian, Stuart Stevens is a founding partner and political strategist and media consultant with Strategic Partners & Media. He is the author of several books, including The Last Season: A Father, a Son, and a Lifetime of College Football and The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear.

Stevens also served as chief strategist for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. He was also a columnist for the Daily Beast.

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Teddy Roosevelt coined the term “Bully Pulpit.” Other presidents have used it to get the nation behind them. For President Trump, it’s an instrument of division.

Partisanship and Racism from the Bully Pulpit

Teddy Roosevelt coined the term “Bully Pulpit.” Other presidents have used it to get the nation behind them. For President Trump, it’s an instrument of division.

from To the Point

Historians are dismayed that slavery as the cause of the Civil War is being downplayed once again. Why is the Trump administration lauding the "valor" and "honor" of the Confederacy?

Relitigating the Civil War in 2017

Historians are dismayed that slavery as the cause of the Civil War is being downplayed once again. Why is the Trump administration lauding the "valor" and "honor" of the Confederacy?

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Donald Trump leads what looks like a long road to the Republican nomination with just 12 of the 1,237 convention delegates needed.

New Hampshire's over, Let the Campaigns Continue

Donald Trump leads what looks like a long road to the Republican nomination with just 12 of the 1,237 convention delegates needed.

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California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

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Jet aircraft, carrier task forces and tanks consume vast amounts of fossil fuel--while emitting vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is bigger than those of many entire nations. Now, it’s caught in the middle. It’s a massive contributor to climate change, which is threatening its mission worldwide. Seaports and airstrips are being flooded or burned out, and restoring operations costs many millions of dollars. Meantime, environmental damage is leading to instability and the prospect of international violence. Water shortages have increased tensions in the Middle East and caused new hostilities between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. Russia and China are taking advantage of changing conditions. Will politicians who scorn environmentalists and mistrust climate scientists listen to the warnings of military leaders?

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Will mass shootings become part of America’s background noise?   That’s an ugly prospect raised by the deaths of 34 people this week in Texas, Ohio and California.

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