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Donald Trump isn’t the only villain – the Republican party shares the blame

Who’s the villain here? Naturally our rage focuses on Donald Trump, a pantomime baddie drawn, as he would put it, from central casting. But behind him stand many others, and it’s about time they shared in the opprobrium.<p>Start with the unfolding scandal over Trumpworld’s links with Vladimir Putin’s …

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Trump’s fragile male ego craves the dangerous drug of adulation

Therapy has never been so expensive. At the weekend, it cost American taxpayers millions of dollars to fly Donald Trump down to Florida so he could hold a session with thousands of adoring fans after another trying week in the White House. At a cost of roughly $3m per trip, it would have been …

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Bannon says he’s a Leninist: that could explain the White House’s new tactics

Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s chief political strategist and, after Trump, the most powerful man in Washington, once declared proudly: “I am a Leninist.” He was talking to a New York university academic who had written extensively on communism and the former Soviet Union. “What on earth do you …

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The Crimes Of The Trump Era: A Preview

<b>The 25/8 News Cycle Is Already Rolling, But the Looting of America Hasn’t Really Begun</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>It started in June 2015 with that Trump Tower escalator ride into the presidential race to the tune of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” (“<i>But there's a warnin' sign on the</i> …

Fact-checking isn’t enough. To fight the far right, the media must spread the truth

Donald Trump’s assertion that the media was “under-reporting” terrorist attacks was roundly scorned by the press, even more so when the White House released a list of 78 attacks that hadn’t been covered enough – including Paris, Nice and Berlin. As CNN’s Tara Mulholland put it: “This is like your …

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Trump faults media while lying about murder rate

For the second day in a row, President Trump has suggested that the national news media suppresses bad news about violence. He has implied that this is for ideological reasons.<p>He was wrong on both occasions.<p>What he said Tuesday was about the murder rate in America. He pointed his finger at the …

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Trump is copying the Bush censorship playbook. Scientists aren't standing for it

As President George W. Bush said, “Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me ... You can’t get fooled again!”<p>During the his Administration, political appointees censored climate science reports from government agencies, and mostly got away with it by gagging the scientists. A survey found …

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Ineffective Sales Leaders Can Cause Lasting Damage

Success in a sales force requires having strong talent up and down the organization. A weak salesperson will weaken a sales territory, a bad sales manager will damage their team and dampen results in their region, and a poor sales leader will eventually ruin the entire sales force. For even the …

The seven faces of Donald Trump – a psychologist’s view

A great deal of Donald Trump’s political success can be put down to his body language and the unusual ways he uses his face. The first thing we notice about Trump’s facial expressions is the sheer variety. The second is their dramatic, often over-stated character. This was evident before and during …

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How the Attacks on Trump Reinforce His Strategy

One of the tricky things about strategy is that good strategies end up seeming inevitable, and that makes them difficult to analyze. After the fact, we have trouble distinguishing cause from effect, or strategic choices from good luck — and as a result, we draw suspect lessons from the exercise. …

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This is how 500 Startups, Sequoia and others want you to pitch

Entrepreneur Rahul Varshneya gives you insights on how to pitch effectively to the big guns of the VC world, straight from the horse's mouth