Evaluating the White House’s Crisis PR Conundrum

You can’t help but marvel at White House efforts to stop the controversy over its mistaken claim, as the President declared in his State of the Union speech, that Iraq “sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” As a communications official from the Clinton Administration, which was […]

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Democrats Will Have to Hop Onto Security Wagon. Squawking about the Iraq war has turned away voters needed for victory in 2004

Many Democrats hope the 2004 election will unfold along the lines of the 1992 election, when their party regained the White House – despite then-President Bush’s Persian Gulf War success – by focusing on domestic affairs. It’s an appealing notion. It’s also wrong. The home-front-over-war-front approach didn’t […]

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Exploding Deficits Imperil U.S. World Commitments

In the late 1980s, some scholars argued that America was in decline. Our economy, they argued, soon would be unable to support our far-flung military commitments, forcing us to scale back. They were wrong. Like everyone else, they simply did not anticipate the Soviet Union’s collapse, which […]

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Thought Leader: Public affairs pros will rejoice or reel after upcoming congressional elections

A mere one-seat change in the U.S. Senate would dramatically transform the world of public affairs in Washington. For the last year, divided government has blocked many major initiatives from passage. With Republicans running the House and Democrats enjoying a one-vote majority in the Senate, President Bush […]

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Voting Isn’t the Be-All, End-All of American Democracy

The upcoming elections will do more than determine the makeup of Congress, statehouses and city councils. They surely will generate another round of hand-wringing about low voter turnout and, in turn, the sorry state of American democracy. In fact, the hand-wringing has already begun. A recent op-ed […]

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