One coffee, black, hold the politics: Companies are coming to terms with how much activism customers want with their brands; it's a hard line to draw.
How would you like your coffee -- milk, sugar and a side of politics?
In an era when it seems impossible to divorce politics from everything else, Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' ...Read more
Punishment and revenge are big motivators for the current president of the United States. It's one of the things many of us lament the most: Donald Trump's corrosive, seemingly insatiable appetite for cruelty. That's been exhibited countless times, in, say, an indefensible policy of child separation at the border, or seemingly using the Justice ...Read more
If I gave you a pop quiz on recent current events, I bet you'd do pretty well, thanks to a 24-hour cable news cycle, late night talk shows, social media and popular culture.
You undoubtedly know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had their first child this week. You can likely go into some detail about the Mueller report. You probably have an ...Read more
So far, he's hitting it out of the park.
Less than one week after Joe Biden announced he's running for president -- again -- he's in an enviable spot. He smashed all 2020 subsequent one-day fundraising records, bringing in a whopping $6.3 million on his first day. A new CNN poll of Democratic candidates shows Biden with a sizable lead at 39 ...Read more
After years of speculation and false starts, it appears that Thursday is the day when Joe Biden will finally announce his third attempt at running for president.
He'll be in a good position, better than most, when he gets in.
"Pretty much 80 percent of the Democratic fundraising establishment are pretty much all on board," said former ...Read more
There's good news and bad news for Bernie Sanders. The bad news is, 2020 is proving to be a lot more work than 2016 was. He's no longer just a protest candidate who can dodge the demands of running for president in favor of vague promises and canned speeches.
The good news for him is, his campaign is being taken very seriously. He's now leading...Read more
"They are decapitating the entire department," a Department of Homeland Security official ominously told The Washington Post of this week's alarming purge that resulted in forcing the resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, pulling the pick to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement and firing the Secret Service director.
President Trump's ...Read more
To call President Trump "Machiavellian" is to give him a little too much credit. Machiavelli had a keen awareness of history and could speak in complete sentences.
But if Trump has figured out how to out-maneuver Democrats and his opponents, it's only because they so easily fall for his traps every time.
It's happening again, right now, as ...Read more
In the days since the Mueller report was concluded and found no collusion between President Trump and Russia, the attention has turned to the press and its perceived hyperfocus on the two-year-long investigation.
Questions about whether outlets like The New York Times, MSNBC or CNN, where I work, spent too much time speculating about the ...Read more
O Oprah, Oprah, wherefore art thou Oprah?
The Democrats' attempt at unseating President Trump is in its nascent stages, but it's starting to feel a little star-crossed. Despite a crowded sea of hopefuls, no true love match has emerged.
If you ask me, that's because she hasn't decided to run.
Oprah Winfrey, the self-made mogul and book club ...Read more
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stunned many Democratic insiders by announcing Tuesday in an op-ed that he would not be seeking the presidential nomination. Just a month or two ago, I'd talked to a very well-placed Democratic strategist who was certain he would run and almost certain he would win.
Alas, it wasn't meant to be. To ...Read more