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The Real Danger of Campaign Rhetoric

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo once said you campaign in poetry but you govern in prose.  The implication being that candidates may wax eloquent and use all sorts of haughty language about pie-in-the-sky ideas and fringy ideologies while running for office, but all that rhetoric and all those empty promises and ideologies invariably come crashing to the […]

What Happened to Dreaming Big?

As many of you know, I live in Chicago.   But what many may not know is that my hometown is home to some of the most remarkable high school structures in the country.  I drive around, look at such sprawling, stately building such as Lane Tech, St. Ignatius and Senn High, and I find […]

VW Makes a Mistake for the Ages

My company has a small office in Germany. I travel to the country regularly. And my respect for German manufacturing and engineering takes a back seat to no one. But I have to tell you, the people at Volkswagen behind the decision to install software that allowed the company’s diesel engines to beat emissions tests […]