The New IQ Wins THIRD Book Award!

USA Book News Award WinnerOctober 20, 2008, LOS ANGELES –, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced that The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World is their National Best Books Award winner in the Social Change category.

Dr. Gruder Comments on Colin Powell's Endorsement of Barack Obama

The Republican I have for a long time hoped would run for president, retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell, today endorsed Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States.

I have always found General Powell to be an unusually thoughful, well-considered, and psychologically balanced man. To me, the rationale he offered for his endorsement, which he announced today to Tom Brokaw on NBC’s Meet the Press, embodied those qualities.

New Spin Busting Website:

There is a new spin busting website on the block that’s worth adding to the list of the other nonpartisan spin busting websites I have previously recommmended (details further below). It’s

Watch the following brief video about this site and then visit the SpinSpotter website.

Felony Spin Case Study and Integrity Disgrace Award

Integrity Disgrace Award

A Most Unfortunate Integrity Disgrace Award

It is with a truly sad and heavy heart that I must give my latest Integrity Disgrace Award to the party of such profoundly respected presidents as Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan.

Free Voter Savvy Audio and Special Report Just Released!

Are you disgusted by the pandemic of lack of integrity that permeates all segments of society, including politics? If so, you are a member of the New Silent Majority. Unlike the original Silent Majority that began to be mobilized in the late 1960s, the New Silent Majority cuts across the entire political spectrum and all walks of life.

Is Consumer Spending the Lifeblood of the Economy?

Conventional wisdom says that consumer spending is the lifeblood of an economy. This attitude is deeply engrained worldwide, but especially in first world countries, and most dramatically in the United States.

When was the last time you considered the implications of this deeply engrained assumption? Never? Well, you’re far from alone.

This blog post is a bit like the classic Emperor’s New Clothes story: we’re so used to our assumptions that we don’t think to question them. Well, let’s do a little questioning now, shall we?

Balanced Article About Candidate Tax & Health Plans

The link below takes you to an article by Pat Regnier, Money Magazine assistant managing editor, comparing Senator Obama’s and Senator McCain’s financial proposals. It discusses the financial implications of their tax plans and their health insurance proposals in the most balanced way I have read so far.

How Well Do You REALLY Know the Candidates?

ABC has a test (link below) that allows you to discover whose campaign statements, McCain’s or Obama’s, you agree with most.

They don’t tell you ahead of time who made the statements, of course. But, a statement made by each candidate on the same topic (economy, immigration, judiciary, etc.) is side by side — you just pick the statement you most agree with.

After selecting between all 13 statements, you’ll learn which candidate’s platform you support… according to this test, at least…

Do We Have Time to Track Down the Truth?

I was just asked a very important question about separating fact from spin in politics: "Who has the time to track down the truth and where would it be found anyway?"

One of the reasons I decided to create a truly nonpartisan Voter Savvy free webcast is because many citizens feels this way. The good news is that it is untrue! In fact, it is finally rather easy to rapidly track down whether something you hear in politics is spin, fact or a combination.

Brief History of United States Banking System

U.S. Banking History Timeline Relevant to the Rise of Debtism & Our Current Financial Crisis

American citizens and leaders, as well as non-Americans wanting a deeper understanding of the root causes beneath our latest financial crisis, need a deeper understanding of the history that made this debacle possible. This post provides a timeline summarizing that history.