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What is Worse Than Lying?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 10, 2017

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Matthew Yglesias wrote an interesting piece (well-worth the read) on truth-telling at https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/30/15631710/trump-bullshit. His premise is that lying is when a person tries to convince his audience of the veracity of a false statement. BS’ing is the term he applies to President Trump, as Trumpian statements tend to be diversions, non-sequiturs, or impertinent statements. The bottom […]

The President as Negotiator/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 29, 2017

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One of the talents of President Trump was billed as his talent as a negotiator. Unfortunately, real estate and world politics share far less in common than we had imagined. Some of the failings of the new President center about the following character traits: You cannot promise to do something and then not do it. […]

You Have to “Get It”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 28, 2017

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Matt Lattimer was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush. He was recently cited as giving “advice” for President Trump as the President readied for his State of the Union speech. Mr. Lattimer was quoted as saying this:”Trump doesn’t have to reinvent himself, but he does have to show that he gets it.” It is […]