Jared Whitley
Jared Whitley
Jared Whitley is a longtime D.C. politico. He has worked in the U.S. Senate, the White House, and the defense industry.
by | Oct 22, 2019

There’s a concept in business called the “decoy effect,” whereby crafty marketers present an unfavorable option to manipulate consumers toward a more profitable one. The classic business-school example is movie theaters providing three sizes of popcorn: the price of the…

by | Sep 16, 2019

Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. Its symptoms include emotional instability, delusional behavior, and foaming at the mouth. While it’s easy to diagnose, it’s hard to treat and — unfortunately — its treatment is currently covered by no major health-care providers….

by | Aug 16, 2019

In 1993’s Falling Down, Michael Douglas plays a Department of Defense engineer who rampages across Los Angeles after he’s laid off. When a cop finally catches him, he stammers, “I’m the bad guy? How did that happen? I did everything…

by | Jun 25, 2019

Boston is home to some of the greatest historical landmarks in American history, like the Old North Church where Paul Revere started his famous midnight ride. But walk around Boston these days and other churches tell a different story. Churches…

by | Jun 16, 2019

In one memorable scene from The Lord of the Rings, the shield-maiden Eowyn says, “The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them.” It’s written as a female-empowerment moment, but it’s also good…

by | Sep 18, 2018

Leaders always like having something new to brag about and put their own name on. You don’t get a lot of cheers by saying, “Let’s just keep doing what we’re doing,” even though sometimes staying the course is the best plan. Just…

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