Slogans More Than Mere Messages In Campaigns

A political slogan may seem a shallow reason for choosing a candidate or a party, but sometimes an election phrase focuses voters on an idea whose time has come. Sometimes it actually makes a difference. In the United States, a few political slogans have captured the fervor of a moment, which in turn captured the

The Emergence of the Wireless Age

On May 7, 1898, New York City’s Madison Square Garden held its first electrical convention. Standing before a crowd of thousands, Nikola Tesla, a well-respected inventor and electrical genius, demonstrated the wireless control of a four-foot long motorboat equipped with antennas and lights. As he walked around the side of the large indoor pool in

When is the Majority not a Majority?

As we stumble through the 21st Century, we are seeing major changes taking place in the world. International borders are collapsing. Human rights and social programs are being abandoned in the name of greed. Religion has become aggressive and violent, proving the old adage, “More people have been killed in the name of God than

The Rise of Women in American Politics

Women in the United States gained the right to vote in 1920—after more than six decades of demonstrations, letter-writing campaigns and appeals to Congress by educated, upper-class women who demanded a voice and roles in politics. Since then, progress for American women in politics has been equally slow. Women have gained behind-the-scenes influence in groups

From Arm Clock to Apple Watch

“Calling Dick Tracy. Calling Dick Tracy. We have a report that Apple has announced a new watch that will outdo yours. And, it’s selling for only $17,000.”   Steve Jobs was a visionary. With the introduction of the new Apple Watch, I’ve determined I’m not. After 35 years in the computer industry, I think I’m

American Football: A Modern Day Bloodsport?

Chris Borland, a linebacker and key player for the San Francisco 49ers, announced this week that he was retiring from the Pros. Players retire from football everyday so what makes this announcement so unusual? Borland is only 24, just starting his second year in professional football, and he is walking away from a $3 million

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