Role Modeling Includes Not Rescuing Businesses From the Consequences of Their Narcissism

In a fascinating move, the US House of representatives just defeated the financial bailout bill by a vote of 238-205.

I’m not at all convinced that they are coming fully clean with the American public about why they could not get the majority needed in order to pass this legislation that they themselves had helped to write.

Why are There So Many Ineffective Spin-Busters?

This post is a response to an interesting question I received about my upcoming audio webcast/teleclass on Voter Savvy entitled A Non-Partisan Guide to How to Decide – Practical Tools for Assessing the Candidates on What Really Matters Beyond Partisan Politics.

Spin Busting Lessons Courtesy of the Daily Show

Laugh while you learn through two of Jon Stewart’s spin-busting satires from The Daily Show. Forgive the brief advertisements placed at the beginning of these clips — I don’t have the ability to eliminate them.

A Poll About John McCain and Barack Obama

I invite you to answer the following 14 questions about Barack Obama and John McCain. Vote on whichever questions you are confident you currently have a deep enough understanding of each candidate to have developed an informed opinion. For what I hope are obvious reasons related to integrity, I have NOT voted on any of these items.

If there are items you don’t yet feel informed enough to vote on — and this is very likely — here are the most valuable things you can do to become informed in as spin-free a way as possible:

The Blessing in the Financial Bail-Out Negotiations Collapse