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Top of Mind Thursday April 12, 2018: Enduring, Not Endearing

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent two days this week testifying before Congress, in the wake of the discovery that as many as 87 million Facebook users may have had their personal data compromised. The hearings themselves shed little light on … Continue reading

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Top of Mind Thursday November 6, 2014: Change is in the Air

Republicans clearly trounced their Democratic rivals in Tuesday’s election, putting both houses of Congress in Republican hands. This means we should be expecting significant change in Washington, right? Well, not exactly. Historically, between 80 and 96% of incumbents are re-elected … Continue reading

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Seduction by Sound Bite: How Pink Slime Begat the Fiscal Cliff

The lesson for us as consumers of news and information is to be wary of these sound bites and dramatic names that lead us to believe we’re in imminent danger. Look beyond the scary language to see what’s REALLY happening.
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