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Baylor, Starr make sex abuse crisis worse

Worst ever. That seems the overwhelming consensus on former Baylor University President and Chancellor Kenneth Starr’s “performance” in an interview last week. Starr, who was forced to step down, along with the Baptist school’s athletic director and head football coach, … Continue reading

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Flint water a huge problem for Michigan’s governor

Politicians don’t have it easy these days. But sitting office holders who upset the populace usually face impeachment [see, Governor of Maine, Clinton, Bill] or a well-financed opponent in the next election. In Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder is in a … Continue reading

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What was Bud Light ‘thinking?’ Well, it wasn’t, that’s obvious. No means no.

Anyone in crisis management long enough will see a vast variety of outside causes: Hackers, embezzlers, liars, cheats, reprobates, felons, and, just plain stupid. The worst crisis cause is a self-inflicted one, the dummy. There are plenty of outside forces … Continue reading

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Have to love a CEO who makes ice cream, and says he’s sorry in a crisis

What’s not to like about ice cream? OK, too much deliciousness adds L-Bs. But we still enjoy it — operative word being “joy.” That may be, at least in part, why we like the effort by Blue Bell Creameries of … Continue reading

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence missed the ‘perception’ side of new law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and his legislative colleagues, and really the whole state, have been in crisis for a week. Despite his protests, based on the facts as he sees them, a law passed about “religious freedom,” has been roundly … Continue reading

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America has a crisis it seems incapable of coping with: Winter

There are run-of-the-mill crises, like Brian Williams lying, Bill Cosby sexually assaulting women, ISIS marauding across the Middle East and human-driven climate change destroying the environment. But there is one overriding, super, mega, un-ending crisis in America today: Winter. The usual … Continue reading

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Brian Williams should resign or lose his anchor job, but ethics aren’t only factor

Predicting the future is always tricky, just ask Seattle Seahawks fans when the team had second and one yard to win the Super Bowl. Right now, it’s hard to gauge NBC Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams’ chances of surviving his … Continue reading

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