In modern public relations, half the battle is won if you can get the public — and the media — to embrace your choice of wording. Few want to be dubbed “pro-abortion”; it’s much preferable to champion the cause of “choice.”
Archive for December, 2010
We keep getting letters explaining that of course the government schools can’t be expected to turn out as good a product as the private schools — even private schools that spend less per student per year — since the private schools get to pick and choose their students, while the government youth propaganda camps have […]
Surely ObamaCare is the modern Pandora’s box. Did you realize it actually carries provisions that will more energetically tax, track and regulate your ability to buy gold coins worth $600 or more? (http://miniurl.com/73393.) What does that have to do with “health care” — unless we’re talking about “the health of the IRS”?
Let us turn to the mailbag: “No, our money is just fine, Vin,” writes in one correspondent, answering my column of Nov. 21. “In spite of what the gold bugs would have you believe; the value of the dollar is still, historically and relatively speaking, at the place it was a century ago.” It’s hard […]
The House of Representatives on Dec. 8 honored lame-duck, one-term Nevada Congresswoman and permanent, lifetime UNLV politics professor (gubbimint jobs are like that) Dina Titus by enacting on a voice vote her bill to provide federal funding to schools and food banks to supply weekend meals to “low-income” children. Previously budgeted at $10 million per […]
There’s a back-handed compliment buried in there. If you’re a “think tank” dumping yet another new study on a jaded press and public, ranking cities from “best” to “worst” on some topic or other (and thus not-so-secretly lobbying for more government spending on your pet projects), there’s one sure way to make headlines. Highlight the […]
The common wisdom seems to be that four-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Harry Reid snatched a fifth term from Republican challenger Sharron Angle last month thanks to a better “ground game” that turned out a higher percentage of Democratic voters than the comparatively amateur Angle operation in Clark County (Las Vegas.) But did he?