Chikin, Spice, and Authenticity

Earlier this year, Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based quick service restaurant chain, became the unwitting object of a firestorm following President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy’s direct answer to an interviewer’s question about his views on marriage. The interview was in the ...

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A Little Less Hollywood and a Little More Mayberry

We note with sadness the passing this week of Andy Griffith, who though he earned his living in Hollywood, never seemed to forget where he was from. A visit to a Hollywood film lot (we highly recommend the Warner Brothers tour) comes with the admonition from tour guides, with evidence aplenty, ...

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A Teachable Moment

Recently, three bright, hard working guys got together (sorta) over a simple, residential police call and managed to turn it into a national incident. While the facts remain somewhat muddled, it seems likely that all of them contributed to the fiasco. One perhaps was a little too eager to be a ...

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“I Screwed Up”

Two weeks into his term as President of the United States, Barack Obama uttered three words that, in all likelihood, he’d prefer not to have used, but they crossed his lips anyway. The words… “I Screwed Up.” In interviews with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and other media outlets,  Mr. Obama, ...

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