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Paula Deen to Prop 8: when major brands take a (political) stand

When brands take sides, their customers are forced to make a decision: where do I stand and where do I spend my money? Sometimes taking a stand can pay off—and sometimes it can backfire. Continue reading

Homophobia in San Francisco: Yellow Cabs won’t let gay people ride

So you thought San Francisco was free of homophobia. Think again: San Francisco Yellow Cabs will force LGBT riders to get out…and taxpayers are paying for it. Continue reading

5 Reasons why NASA budget cuts are killing America [Infographics]

The United States government isn’t investing in space exploration or related sciences—and it’s killing America. Continue reading

Obama “will be outspent” by Romney. But who cares?

Obama is being out-raised by Romney. For two consecutive months Romney has squashed Obama’s campaign fundraising. But honestly, who cares? Continue reading

Generation Millennial: The power and potential of America’s youngest workers

Now, I’ve talked before about Gen X vs. Gen Y in the workplace and how it relates to decision making and innovation…and I’ve talked about how growing up in the “lost decade” has actually helped Millennials/Gen Y. But maybe this new infographic from the MBA program at UNC Kenan-Flagler says it all…

Here’s the truth: America isn’t the best country in the world

Around this time every year, Americans love to praise the US for being the master of the universe. But let’s just drop the bullshit and do something actually patriotic: admit our failings and find a way to fix ’em. Continue reading

Would Americans overthrow the government?

No, we’d much rather just complain As I noted previously, 80% of Americans don’t believe that the government can be successful.  By and large, we Americans believe that the government is broken.  Yet, we still maintain that America is the best country in the world.  We don’t have nearly the best education system, nor healthcare … Continue reading

The American Government is Broken!

Down with transparency? According to a new McClatchy-Ipsos poll, 80% of Americans believe that government is broken — mainly because of fighting between the political parties and branches of the government.  The poll found 33% blaming Republicans for a broken Washington and 27% blaming Democrats, with 2% blaming both parties, 5% unsure and 17% saying … Continue reading

Surrogates: Are we far off?

And what does it say about us? Yesterday I watched “Surrogates”, a movie I’ve been meaning to watch for a long time.  It stars one of my favorites, Bruce Willis (who, by the way, is still kicking ass and yippie-ki-yaying at almost 55.  Go him.) If you’re not familiar with the plot of the movie, here … Continue reading

Same-Sex Marriage Equality: Time Is Our Best Ally

Like organic yogurt, bans on same-sex marriage have an expiration date. And I think they’re already beginning to smell. Continue reading

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