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Chris Ladd: Blueprint for Republican Reform

Published on August 30th, 2015

  How does a political party end up with seventeen candidates for the Presidential nomination, not one of whom has a credible path to the White House? This happens when the core of an organization has [&hellip... Read More



The Republican Party in Black and White

Published on August 19th, 2015

  As one who makes a living in the world of public relations (PR) and strategic planning, I am paid to see things others are blind to. Anyone can do PR. Anyone can do strategic planning. [&hellip... Read More



Chris Ladd: Is Europe a Model for the US?

Published on August 14th, 2015

  Life in a European social democracy is nice…really nice. Beautifully neat, well-organized cities are connected via plentiful and inexpensive mass transit. Work-life balance is an obsessive cultural priority. European countries feature six weeks of paid [&hellip... Read More



Opposing Political Correctness without being a $#@*!

Published on August 10th, 2015

  To be sure, Trump’s candidacy tarnishes the Republican brand by playing into a caricature of us: dumb, boorish, mean, wealthy, white and misogynistic. Trump doesn’t act alone, though. He graced the debate stage because more [&hellip... Read More



Chris Ladd: Our Next Republican President

Published on July 28th, 2015

    Finding a gap in the Blue Wall was going to be nearly impossible in 2016 no matter who the party nominated. As the primary process descends into the political equivalent of a toxic waste [&hellip... Read More



Joseph Hunter: The Case for Jeb Bush

Published on July 1st, 2015

  After months of Hamlet-like vacillation, John Ellis (Jeb) Bush decides to join the 2016 Presidential race. The leader among all of the declared and undeclared Republican presidential candidates, Bush offers something most of the candidates [&hellip... Read More



Chris Ladd: Marijuana inspires strange politics

Published on May 13th, 2015

  The campaign to legalize marijuana took a strange turn this week. A committee in the Texas House approved a bill that would remove the state’s prohibitions entirely. Procedural obstacles unique to the Texas Legislature mean [&hellip... Read More

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