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Still hope in the rule of law

Fraser Smith Big

Occasionally, on the brink of despair, some of us are tuning out. “I just can’t stand to hear anymore,” a friend said the other evening. So she doesn’t listen to NPR. Or read anything political or governmental. Or talk about ...

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Mastering media interviews

Glenda LeGendre Big

Bloggers. Newspaper writers. Television and radio reporters. Clients often want to know why some of their peers with the same or even lesser expertise get more interview time or media presence with these groups. The well-quoted individual may have been ...

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Revive the draft? Bite your tongue!

Jack LB Gohn

Have you learned nothing, journalist Clyde Haberman? You’re my age, plus four years. You, like me, are of the Vietnam generation, the last generation to face the military draft. We, of all people, should know that forcible conscription is something ...

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Vehicles for Change revs it up

Fraser Smith Big

  The president of Heritage Automotive, offering a decent approximation of an Indy race starter, watched the 20 drivers settle into their new cars. “Drivers,” he said, “start your engines.” All 20 vehicles behaved according to the script, sending the ...

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Taming the Northeast megalopolis

Joe Nathan Big

In 1961, Jean Gottmann authored his book, “Megalopolis, The Urbanized Northeastern Seaboard of the United States.” He was describing the vast urbanized area stretching from the Boston suburbs extending into New Hampshire and south to D.C.’s outer reaches in northern ...

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