Category Archives: Surveys and Status

The Elusive Underlying Truth

Frank Luntz is that corporate and political consultant and pollster you used to see on CNN and MSNBC a lot, until they figured out he wasn’t exactly neutral – he had worked and still works for the Republican Party.  All … Continue reading

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Cynicism or Utilitarian Acceptance of What Must Be Right

November 7 – it’s the birthday of Leon Trotsky (1879) and Joni Mitchell (1943), and that day in 1874 when that famous cartoon by Thomas Nast appeared in Harper’s Weekly – first use of an elephant as a symbol for … Continue reading

Posted in Couldn't Be So, Obama, Political Posturing, Power Struggles, Presidential Hopefuls, Religion These Days, Surveys and Status, Torture | 1 Comment