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Political quotes: The right to be uninformed

Here’s a quotation that pretty much sums up the 2016 election. It’s the latest in our long-running series of quotes that remind us, over and over, that everything ends up being political, whether we like it or not. We’re always on the lookout for quotes–contemporary and historical–that are pertinent to the current political environment. Our…

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Political quotes: “Millennials”

Everything is political. Our long-running series of political quotes–like this one– proves that. We think. We’re always on the lookout for quotes–contemporary and historical–that are pertinent to the current political environment. Our illustrator is Christopher Burke, whose unique, quirky cartoons add a touch of whimsy–which we really, really need in today’s political realm    …

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Political quotes: “Leaders”

Everything is political. Our long-running series of political quotes proves that–we think. We’re always on the lookout for quotes–contemporary and historical–that are pertinent to the current political environment. Our illustrator is Christopher Burke, whose unique, quirky cartoons add a touch of whimsy–which we really, really need in today’s political realm     SEO Enter a…

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Political quotes: “To err is human…”

  Everything is political. Our long-running series of political quotes proves that–we think. We’re always on the lookout for quotes–contemporary and historical–that are pertinent to the current political environment. Our illustrator is Christopher Burke, whose unique, quirky cartoons add a touch of whimsy–which we really, really need in today’s political realm.        …

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Adios, CNN International…for now

I find myself in an odd place: abroad. Until recently, I had CNN International included in my cable package. I had come to view CNN when there was something that resonated in an immediate way in my life. What was happening in Paris? Who was winning in New York? At those times, I would leave…

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The New York Times has a new slogan…er, cliche

Slogans are sort of micro tweets, intended to sell brand by as much repetition as possible. “This is CNN” is innocuous enough, even as comfortingly intoned by James Earl Jones. But CNN has also long espoused its “Most Trusted Name in News” slogan, which is straying a bit. This is the magic of marketing. You…

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Peso pinching in Colombia

A penny is a penny is a penny. Or in this case, as we are in Colombia, a peso is a peso is a peso. Converting Colombian pesos to other currencies is like reliving the good old days of the Italian lira. As I write, today’s exchange rate is 2,490 Colombian pesos to 1 US…