After seeing the Mayor of Toronto’s recent remarks regarding his alleged use of crack cocaine, we decided to take a closer look at his response.

 

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Money talks in Washington – this time literally. 

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President Obama’s speech last week to university students in Jerusalem has received a lot of attention and a fair bit of praise (see herehere and here).

 

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Late yesterday yogis everywhere collectively gasped as Lululemon Athletica announced a recall of their famous black Luon yoga pants.  It seems product that hit the shelves starting on March 1st has been showing a bit more of their customers than they’d like.

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February 27, 2013

It’s important for utilities to understand that the extreme weather last fall not only underscores the need for operational improvements, it also introduces profound implications for how utilities communicate.

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February 19, 2013

US Airways and American Airlines produced a full-page ad in both the New York Times and Washington Post last Friday to help tell their story about their intent to merge. Do the benefits of a customized message outweigh the risks of appearing duplicitous?   

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February 12, 2013

It’s finally upon us.  That fluffy pink and red holiday, decorated with hearts, cupids, and teddy bears.  That most symbolic of days for couples everywhere.  And the day that strikes fear into the hearts of those who have to face the inevitable question:  what do I get my Valentine?

 

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January 15, 2013

…..pulling it off with style.

 

This story starts with a pledge. The White House agreed to officially respond to any petition which could gain more than 25,000 signatures in 30 days. That sounds like a challenge.

 

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December 29, 2012

Ah, Cyber Monday.  The online shopping event of the year.  It’s the Superbowl.  The Oscars.  The World Series.  It’s what we’ve all been training…err… saving for.

 

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December 18, 2012

It’s that time of year, and after last year’s Language Moments of 2011, the bar has been raised again. From “Malarkey” to “Binders full of women” – this has been a great year for golden language moments.

 

Here is our take on the good, the bad, and the ugly language used in 2012 – with highly non-scientific reactions from the right and the left.  Positive scores are good.  Negative scores are bad.

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