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Voices From Street Corners: 2012 Quite a Year Already

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Thinking about the state of leadership in the country right now I recalled this thought from Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat and the Chrysler Group: “…. Leadership is not a quantitative thing…people either smell it in you or they don’t…People need to trust you that you’re going to pull them out and they will follow you when you pull them out. If they don’t get that comfort, they’re going to drop you.

Koman Official Resigns After Planned Parenthood Flap

The Washington Post is reporting that Karen Handel, the anti-choice former GOP candidate for governor of Georgia at the heart of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity dust up with Planned Parenthood, has resigned as Koman’s vice president of policy today. From the story:  “I am deeply disappointed by the gross mischaracterizations…

Trump Announcement: A Breakup in Progress?

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Billionaire Donald Trump caused a flurry of speculation on Wednesday when he announced that he would be making a major announcement on Thursday, Groundhog Day. According to Trump adviser Michael Cohen, “the announcement will pertain to the presidential race.” There has been speculation that Mr. Trump will be making an endorsement.

President Obama’s State of the Union: Shared Sacrifice

President Obama gave a stirring State of the Union and really reminded me of the candidate we elected in 2008. He called for shared sacrifice, fairness and appealed to Congress to unify and move the country forward — together.  Indiana Govenror Mitch Daniels gave the response and his message was more forcused on the individual…

Perspectives on Iowa

The Iowa caucuses are behind us and the real winner from the event is clearly President Obama.  It’s the first contest of this election year and with the New Hampshire Primary close behind, it’s far too early for certain Republican challengers to throw in the towel.  Iowa and New Hampshire are both small states.  Iowa…

Rolling Stone Magazine: GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

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Rolling Stone Magazine’s political coverage has been sharp and detailed in its reporting, a far cry from the brilliant yet gonzo journalism style employed by the late Hunter S. Thompson, but this piece in the Magazine’s year end review details how the Republican party platform for the 2012 presidential race isn’t all that different from candidate to candidate.