Center for Strategic Communication

Solo AND Symphony: How to Protect America

By Patricia Lee Sharpe As unfit for the presidency as Donald Trump may be, he got the 2016 election campaign off to a good start by providing an opportunity to examine the assumptions that had guided U.S. foreign policy over the past half century. Should we renounce...

Meltdown, No Mouth Must Scream

[ by Charles Cameron — two powerful graphic images, one simple truth ] . ** From a purely graphic angle, the two images mirror one another quite nicely, and arguably the meltdown is the cause for the need to scream. I generally try to avoid politics, but when it leaks...

Four angles plus one on reading Trump

[ by Charles Cameron — on the need for an analytic open mind — or hedging one’s bets? ] . I suppose we have to start with Trumpian Fundamentalism — by wbich I mean, taking the literal meaning from whatever he says. This view is simple, even simplistic. One down, three...

Whole lot of DoubleQuoting going on..

[ by Charles Cameron — compare & contrast is a very basic mental practice, and one I’d like to sharpen into the cognitive tool or mental app I term DoubleQuotes ] . This may well be the most significant DoubleTweet of the day — the very fact of its doubleness...

Super Model at Work: Give Melania Credit

Patricia Lee Sharpe Toward the end of Monday’s session of the Republican National Convention, after Melania Trump had spoken, there was an interesting exchange among the members of the PBS-NPR commentary crew. The detractors spoke first. Melania’s remarks about her...