Electoral Lessons for Business

In this article, I have to ask your indulgence a little bit. As a political scientist by education, I always tend to look at the political winds that blow across the electoral landscape as an abundance of teachable moments. The famous 1948 Chicago Tribune headline “Dewey Defeats Truman” should have taught all journalists to wait…

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Out with the Old, In with the New

The elections may have been held over two months ago, but the newly elected officials in states all around the country are just taking office now as new legislative sessions begin.  The “red tide” that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress was evident in some states, but completely absent in others.  You…

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Election Dusts Settles, What Lies Ahead

As the dust from the “Republican Red Tide of 2014” settles, we’ve seen any number of analyses as to what the election results will mean for various constituencies when the 114th Congress takes its place at the beginning of the New Year.  One item that seems high on everyone’s list is a possible return to…

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