A recent survey revealed that Washington insiders expect quicker growth in spending on “public affairs” than on traditional government relations for the second year in a row in 2017.
American businesses are worried about regulation more than ever before. According to a recent Deloitte survey, as told by Fortune in their fascinating cover story about red tape, American CFOs believe burdensome regulations to be the biggest threat to business behind a possible recession.
As Election Day is upon us and voters young and old come together at their local polling stations or send off their absentee ballots to cast their votes, I’ve been thinking more about how important it is to vote. It baffles me that so many young Americans who are legally able vote choose not to [...]
What is the electoral college? Essentially, the electoral college is a form of indirect election. In essence, we the people elect officials to represent our political stances, state by state, who then cast votes on behalf of the state in favor of a candidate for PoTUS. Each of the 50 states in the US (plus [...]
Amid stories of companies giving their employees the day off to encourage voting, the debuts of political campaign ads for both the left and the right, and the constant reminder to get out and vote, preserving the integrity of the voting system has become increasingly important. But Francis De Luca, a leader at the [...]
With both the Democratic and Republican conventions in the rear view mirror and the official nominees set in stone, our attention as voters–and American citizens–turns to the November election. But with the opportunity to cast our vote still being over two months away, many have put intense work into analyzing and interpreting polls both national [...]
The intersection between healthcare and politics is nothing new, claimed a recent article in Healthcare Design magazine. "The government has always played a crucial role in healthcare,” said Healthcare Design writer Christine Guzzo Vickery. In 1636, the Pilgrims funded public care for disabled soldiers and generations later during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln promised: “to [...]
My colleague Dan Centinello, an executive vice president who works with me at Lincoln Strategy Group, recently wrote a great mini-overview of the American political landscape in the 1920s. Among the notable events that were mentioned: the history-making Stock Market crash at the end of the decade. “On October 29, 1929, a day that historians [...]
Politics gets a bad rap—an unfair, unnecessary, and inaccurate bad rap, that is. Political engagement shouldn’t make us more polarized and angrier, but our political ideologies are certainly worth the passion that we put behind them. Here are three reasons that remind us of the importance of politics and its value to our country. 1. [...]
In a blog last week, I wrote about the difference between the terms "politics" and "law." But what about the comparison between politics and government? Here, I explain some of the hallmark distinctions. What Is Government? By various sources, government is defined as “the governing body of a nation, state, or community" or “the political direction and [...]