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A Simple Clause/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 11, 2019

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I had a Professor for an Education class who pointed out that teachers should not shy away from personal discussions. Specifically, she urged the students, once in a classroom, to discuss why they chose to be teachers. It is only natural that a teacher of the young explain why they wish to teach the young. […]

The Power of Persuasion/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 5, 2019

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Tonight is the President’s 2019 State of the Union Address. The anticipation lies in people guessing what the President will say, or not say, about the Wall. I came across a book review of a work written long ago (1960)entitled “Presidential Power” by Richard Neustadt. The authors describes one of the powers a successful President […]

Negotiating a Wall/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 28, 2019

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After the government shutdown, President Trump announced that there would be a few weeks to negotiate a new deal on the Wall, while there was an interim budget. A deadline was set for February 15, 2019 and the request for 5+ Billion Dollars was re-affirmed. Despite it all, the president put the odds of an […]

What is a Negotiation?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 18, 2019

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A recent article appeared at HuffingonPost.com (1/16/19)entitled “How Bad is Trump at Making Deals? Even Worse Than you Think”. The author, Emily Peck, wrote about an upcoming issue of PON Quarterly, the Harvard journal that discusses negotiation. Ms. Peck points out that the irony of Mr. Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” is that Mr. […]

What Makes a Negotiation?/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

January 10, 2019

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After President Trump left the table with the Democrats regarding the Federal shutdown, Vice-President Pence gave his analysis; President Trump asked the Democratic leaders what they wanted to pay for the Wall. They would not offer any pay, so the president left, because it was obvious that the Democrats did not want to negotiate. Was […]

Straight Talk/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 1, 2019

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Senator Richard Shelby (R-ALA) was interviewed over the Holiday weekend concerning the need to deal with the Democrats, over budgetary matters, once the Democrats become the House majority party. This is what he said on “Face the Nation”: ““We’re gonna have to negotiate. I think that we ought to see what do the Democrats really […]

Mediation and the Impasse/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 29, 2018

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What can a mediator do when the parties seem to have reached an impasse in their discussions? Some options may include the following: *Remind the parties, if they have children, how a non-agreement may place a disproportionate burden on their children. Parties may be happy to attempt to pulverize each other, but how many parents […]