Silence and Respect

Taking a walk through hollowed ground. A tribute to those who were never found. Friends, Family and the Unknown Soldier. We Americans stand tall on their strong shoulders. Memorial Day is a somber one. Reviving memories of what needed to be done. Photo credit: Marta Girdwood Thanks for reading my thirty-fifth blog post. The Republican…

Polling Millennials

Rand Paul recently asked,“have you ever met a college student that has answered a presidential poll?” Great question. No Rand, I have never met a college student that has. The more I thought about this question, the more time I spent wondering why. Cliff Zukin, in a New York Times opinion piece, explained that due…

GOP.com Petitions

To sign or not to sign? Petitions are a written document that people sign to boost collective support for a specific initiative. It’s like a referendum, but with less teeth because there isn’t a legislative component to a petition. I spent the day perusing https://www.gop.com/get-involved/ to find a petition to write about, but instead I…

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

I had a great time at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. President Reagan came from humble beginnings. He worked hard to build a multi-faceted career in entertainment and politics. These two industries, entertainment and politics, have become bedfellows in this 24-hour news cycle in which we live. We all…

Native Advertising & Advertorials

Newspapers are costly to print, burdensome to distribute and leave a black residue on our bagels, tablet cases, and collared shirts. The newspaper business is going the way of the carriage business. Very soon, newspapers will be reduced to dusty stacks in our parent’s basement and found in the musty alleys of public libraries. A…

The Republican Brand

My republican leadership has gone through more branding exercise than it cares to tell. Ad agencies work around the clock drafting campaigns to connect with young people, minorities, and even children. Most campaigns fall flat and there is good reason for it. It is the lack of authenticity. A brand must neatly assemble the party’s…

Coming of Age in the United States

Milton Friedman said it best, “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.“ Why must this quip ring so true in our hearts and in our minds? Is it because there is a subtle call to action engendered in his word choice?…

Choose Your Words Wisely

The mechanism that defines brute strength is no longer our fists. The machine has taken ownership over many facets of our day-to-day life. As a human, I can no longer compete when the wager is strength, repetition or consistency. However, what I do have is the ability to instantaneously interact with millions, if not billions…