Judgment

In the pursuit of power, words and judgment matter.   Last week former Governor and current Republican candidate Mike Huckabee said that President Obama was leading “Israelis to the door of the ovens”, referring to the nuclear deal with Iran. This attempt to wrest some media space from Donald Trump – the current Republican front […]

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Hillary and The Donald

Last week CNN presented a study in contrasts.   Hillary Clinton was interviewed on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by Brianna Keilar, and Donald Trump one day later by Anderson Cooper. Different in styles and messages, they both showed how not to behave in an interview if your objective is to reach beyond your base and draw […]

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Canadian E-Diplomacy (First published in Embassy Magazine on July 8, 2015)

OPINION Some suggestions for Canadian e-diplomacy Each Canadian embassy should meld its Facebook page with its home page to bring the website to life. Library and Archives Canada Photo Marshall McLuhan at Cambridge University, 1940. Eduardo del BueyPublished: Wednesday, 07/08/2015 12:00 am EDTLast Updated: Wednesday, 07/08/2015 12:00 am EDT Half a century ago, Marshall McLuhan […]

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Democratic Connections

To win a national election, candidates must have policy depth and communications savvy. They must have a few key messages that appeal to a broad swathe of voters, a number of more detailed messages for more specialized audiences, as well as a number of stories that resonate with the public.   Mostly, they must be […]

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