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The age of optimism

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Feeling good is in. After nearly a decade where American leadership was challenged, jobs were outsourced and manifest destiny seemed destined for extinction, a mesmerizing sense of the possible has returned. Barriers to confidence are falling, stock markets are rising and the essential spirit of can-do Americanism is back in vogue. The rallying cry: Invest in America, invest in your community and invest in yourself, because we are ready to renew the nation and remake …

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The Rizzo Factor

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When Philadelphia hosts the Democratic National Convention at the end of the month, they should recall a local legend, and shudder. For years the streets of Philadelphia, “the city of brotherly love”, were full of anything but love as crime soared and frustrations mounted. Enter, stage right, Police Commissioner-cum-Mayor Frank Rizzo, whose years as a beat cop prepared him to lead a tough city at a tough time. His message: “you and your family will …

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The New American Transformers

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There’s a new reality show in America generating ratings and rave reviews before an audience that had been waiting a long time for it to begin. It’s called “The New American Transformers,” but unlike the “Transformer” movies, this series does not revolve around a galactic battle, but something much more down to Earth. It is a story about Americans looking to transform a system that’s broken, in a country that’s lost its way, led by …

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What Donald Trump can learn from Bernie Sanders to win the presidency

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Now the road to the White House heads to America’s biggest political prize and melting pot: Florida. Our cultural, ethnic and geographic diversity has made us the ultimate test market for new trends and new ideas; a state whose politics remain solidly purple despite the increasing national divide between Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, red and blue. Like the rest of America, Floridians are not immune to the anxiety, impatience and anger that has …