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Jackie Gingrich Cushman
Jackie Gingrich Cushman is a speaker, columnist, socialpreneur, and author.
by | Sep 3, 2013

For a few days, President Obama almost had us convinced. Not that we should use military force to punish Syria, but that he actually was going to take responsibility for something. But Saturday’s sudden announcement shocked even those closest to…

by | Aug 26, 2013

What do Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner, and the NSA have in common? More than you probably think. The issue at bar is “LOVEINT,” the practice of some NSA employees of gathering intelligence information on their lovers, spouses, and whatever else…

by | Aug 19, 2013

What is going on in Egypt today has nothing to do with democracy. The fighting between the Egyptian military and the Muslim Brotherhood has nothing to do with the fact that the former conducted a coup to throw the Morsi…

by | Aug 12, 2013

Nidal Hasan — the Fort Hood mass murderer now on trial — began his court martial defense with the statement that the evidence will show he is guilty. What the evidence will also show, by omission, is how our government…

by | Aug 5, 2013

You can always tell the depth of an event’s illegality by the measures people take to cover it up. By that measure, the conduct of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and David Petraeus leading up to the terrorist attack that killed…

by | Jul 29, 2013

The headline writers were beset by hysteria last week at the prospect of another showdown between Congress and the White House on Obamacare, the budget ceiling, and a possible shutdown of the federal government. The Hill published the headline, “Government…

by | Jul 25, 2013

Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War and LifeBy Donald Rumsfeld(Harper Collins, 2013, 293 pages, $27.99) THERE ARE an awful lot of books on leadership, and a great many of them have one unfortunate thing in common: They are…

by | Jul 23, 2013

It’s not about gratitude or the lack of it. It’s not about anti-Americanism or even arrogance. The current dispute over customs duties between the American military and Karzai’s Kabul Kleptocrats is only about corruption. As the story goes, once the…

by | Jul 22, 2013

There’s a strategy and consistency in the statements by President Obama and his administration in the aftermath of the verdict that freed George Zimmerman. Whether it’s Attorney General Holder attacking thirty states’ “stand your ground” laws, the president saying he…

by | Jul 17, 2013

It wasn’t true when he said it, but maybe it was aspirational. On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nv) told Meet the Press that Congress wasn’t as popular with Americans as the North Koreans are. Reid said, “Is there…

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