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OBAMA AND LIBYA by Gene Griessman, PhD

Monday night Mitt Romney will almost certainly bring up Benghazi. But it could turn out to be a weapon that harms the user more than it harms the target. It already inflicted a wound on Romney when he tried it … Continue reading

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Politifact, the Truth-O-Meter and Obama

What You Say When You’re Asked About Politifact and the Truth-O-Meter by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. From the forthcoming book Lincoln and Obama. We recommend you say that it can’t always be trusted. The U.S. does  need a fact-checker, an honest-to-God, … Continue reading

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Lessons From Lincoln’s Farewell Address

Lessons From Lincoln: What You Say When You Give A Heartfelt Speech By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. “It is a gem that rightly took its place as one of the greatest of his speeches, but that is seldom recognized for what … Continue reading

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The Children of Immigrants: Scapegoats or Treasures?

Simple Simon Says The Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Not Be Be Treated Like Criminals By Simple Simon The other day Simple Simon read about plight of an honor student–let’s call her Lisa.  Lisa is a senior at a state … Continue reading

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Conflict Management: When Saying Nothing Is A Mistake

When You Should Never Say Nothing By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Most of the time, you won’t get into trouble for what you don’t say. But there’s one big exception. If you have gotten into a heated argument, or a nasty … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Jokes About Soldiers and War

Abraham Lincoln’s Humor: Two Stories About Soldiers and War By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Few topics were off-limits for Abraham Lincoln’s humor—death, sex, race, defecation, patriotism, preachers, religion in general, politicians, war. You name it. The topics that “proper” and “refined” … Continue reading

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When Compromise is Wrong: A Letter from Lincoln

What You Say When You Want To Draw The Line By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When should you draw a line in the sand? That was the big question back in January of 1861. Abraham Lincoln, who had been elected President … Continue reading

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The Humor of Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln’s Jokes

The Wit of Abraham Lincoln:  How Lincoln Used Humor To Help Others And Himself by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. ” I think it would be hard to find one who tells better jokes, enjoys them better, and laughs oftener than Abraham … Continue reading

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Sample Note Of Thanks From A Child

How To Write a Thank-you Note or Letter by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. This week I received a thank-you note from a 12-year-old boy named Spencer that could serve as a template for any message of appreciation. Spencer wrote to thank … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Quotations: Words To Live By

What You Say To Yourself If You Want To Be Like Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. author of The Words Lincoln Lived By and “Lincoln on Communication” One thing’s for sure.  What you say to yourself–your self-talk–and how you see … Continue reading

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