Beyond Identity Politics: A New Way of Healing the Divide

Enough is enough. Both venerable political parties are on the road to self-immolation by enabling our politics of division demographically, ideologically, and regionally. And it simply is not working. Voter turnout in 2016 actually declined, especially among younger voters, and the splits within both parties render them almost useless as problem solvers and policymakers. It…

President Trump’s Muslim Ban is Repulsive

I have always tried to be fair in these posts and somewhat unpredictable. At the very least, my aim is to cut through ideology (including my own) and interpret facts on the ground in a sensible way. But I am having a very difficult time with President Donald Trump’s executive orders placing a hold on…

Election 2016: Zogby Looks At What Happened With Women

John Zogby, Renowned Political Pollster, Joins Google, Pinterest, Piper Jaffray, Tribe Dynamics, VML & World Kitchen to Bring You Up-To-Date With Today’s Women Using his newest tool, Tribal Analytics™, John Zogby will analyze women’s actions in both the 2016 US election and the UK’s Brexit vote to help marketers understand and better market to today’s…

How the Democratic Party Can Get Back Into the Game

Imagine going into an election with a popular President, low unemployment, the fewest casualties in foreign wars in years, and both demographics and recent Electoral College history on your side – and still losing. Imagine blaming it on the Russians. Understandable if you are John Podesta – but did the Russians keep Wisconsin Millennials from…

Trump and the Revolution

It does not matter whether I agree with all, some, or any of President Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address. It was simply a great speech. It will be memorable because it was revolutionary. It was so different and consistent with his campaign.  He has defined a new role for the government, for the public, for patriotism,…

The Trump Era Begins

The Trump Era Begins The world has turned upside down. How you feel about the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the Presidency depends on whether you were already standing right side up or were already upside down. There is so much happening all at once that it is dizzying for long time observers, so I…

Now the U.S. Needs to Import Democracy

After heady decades of being the world’s beacon of self-governance, human rights, and freedom, our wonderful country seems to have lost its way. During and after the Cold War, we not only provided a role model for burgeoning democracies, we actively engaged in training newly formed political parties in developing countries on how to organize…