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The Zing’s the Thing Wherein We’ll Catch the King

Posted by Michael Dolan on October 16, 2012 in Uncategorized |

                This year it’s “zing.”  You know what I mean.  Commentators, to prove they are insiders not just another no-nothing blow hard, have suddenly en mass adopted the term “zinger” when discussing presidential debates.                  Later we will need a university study to tell us how these terms spring up overnight.  But for now we […]

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Ruthless Truthlessness

Posted by Michael Dolan on September 3, 2012 in Uncategorized |

American political candidates now recognize voters no longer even expect a minimum of fact and have moved on to communicating with other tools. Telling the truth is merely one of many communication approaches available today to American political candidates.  Distrust among the electorate is now so great it’s often too much trouble for too little […]

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Health Care or Careless?

Posted by Michael Dolan on June 26, 2012 in Uncategorized |

More re-enforcement of what seems to be than break through news, a recent study shows conservatives criticize the health care reform law better than the administration promotes it. Most coverage in the news media was opinion about the politics of the thing rather than news about how it actually works, according to the Pew Research […]

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Bush wacky

Posted by Michael Dolan on June 24, 2012 in Uncategorized |

We are talking about the “Bush tax cuts” now because the law that created them expires at the end of the year.  While a long and complicated law, it generally decreases taxes on wealthier people in certain circumstances. The law we are operating under is called the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation […]

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Fundamental Things Apply …

Posted by Michael Dolan on June 20, 2012 in Uncategorized |

… As Time Goes By With the publication of a satirical little book about the 1983 road trip Mitt Romney took with the family dog on the roof, many wonder about why this meaningless old tale just doesn’t go away.  Latest is Marlo Thomas, sitcom icon, who finds no comedic precedent for its sway over […]

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