Misleading Coverage of Early Voter Statistics

Stories like this CNN┬ápiece about early voting habits are getting caught in the fallacy of assuming that voting in the presidential election will break along party registration lines. So they’re reporting, for example, that in Arizona 164,000 Democrats have cast early ballots compared to 160,000 Republicans. But that’s almost meaningless, given the rupture in the … More Misleading Coverage of Early Voter Statistics

How to Create an Exit Ramp for Trump Followers

This is a topic close to my heart. One of my first really difficult jobs in the strategic communications world was designing ways to encourage and support FARC rank-and-file soldiers in Colombia to demobilize. It’s very difficult to bring someone to the point of walking away from not just an ideology but a way of … More How to Create an Exit Ramp for Trump Followers

The REAL Reason Republicans Fear Dumping Trump

Former House Speaker and Wrestling Coach Dennis Hastert Reports to Federal Prison It’s been amusing to watch the dance as Republican candidates try to put daylight between themselves and the now-toxic candidacy of Donald Trump. One might imagine it would be easy, in the wake of Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” bombshell video, for … More The REAL Reason Republicans Fear Dumping Trump