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The Scandal of All Scandals

The Panama Papers scandal, which began with a mega-leak of documents detailing corruption and abuse of tax havens, is only just unfolding. Its first victim, the Prime Minister of Iceland, has resigned and prompted...

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Ideology and Consistency of Rhetoric

This is another in my series on voter apathy. This time, I turn my attention to how modern ideologies mix-and-match their rhetoric in ways that work at cross-purposes. Most political debate around the world...

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A Shy Extrovert

One of the many misnomers of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test is that the results give you a clear-cut personality trait in 4 categories. Judgmental vs. Perceiving. Sensing vs. Intuitive. Thinking vs. Feeling. Introvert vs....

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Labels vs. Personal Branding

My 2014 release “Stand Out!” provided 40 lessons I’ve learned about life and leadership. On one such topic, I begrudgingly accept the use of personal branding and wrote: It is not enough to know...

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Not My System

Facebook groups like Stop UF Impact Party and Not My System have taken social media by storm this week. A new spring semester means a new UF Student Government election is taking place. This...

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“Unfinished Business”

“Ooh, this is going to be good. The trailer’s been leaked,” Rakesha announced. “Yeah?” Scott and Jeff asked at the same time. “Opening it now.” The video was a flurry of images, snippets of...

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Idealism vs. Defeatism

Iowans basically flipped a coin and gave former Secretary Clinton a photo-finish win over the socialist independent Senator Sanders. Their two campaigns, and their supporters, could not be more different. And I don’t have...

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On gerrymandering

The Washington Post recently wrote about an algorithm that can “solve” gerrymandering, the practice of drawing districts to favor the current incumbent party at the expense of voter intent. This particularly problematic in countries...