Much More Than Political Careers at Stake in Israel’s Election

Netenyahu Poster

The citizens of Israel are due to vote tomorrow. Will they vote for peacekeepers or hawks? Millions of people around the world are hoping it’s a vote* for peace. In the run up to the election, The Parents Circle Families Forum—an organization of Palestinian and Israeli families who have lost a family member to the […]

Power To The Female People


Women like NFL football. A lot! Millions will be watching later today when the Seahawks and Patriots battle for the crown. The Washington Post claims that women are the league’s most important demographic. Women make up an estimated 45 percent of the NFL’s more than 150 million American fans and have become perhaps pro football’s […]

Three Words Kids Should Never Hear: “Lockdown Drill Complete”


When I grew up, gun violence had yet to rear its ugly head in our schools. Frankly, I can not imagine how scared American kids are to go to school today, to say nothing of the fears of their parents. As the two-year anniversary of the Newtown tragedy on December 14th approaches, Moms Demand Action […]

Artificial Scarcity Leads One McRib Fan To Help Others


People are passionate about McDonald’s McRib sandwich. The fact that the sandwich is not available at all McDonald’s locations nationwide simply feeds this hunger for the chain’s pork sandwich, which comes with pickles, onions and barbecue sauce and is shaped in an unusual patty, made to look as though there are bones inside. According to […]

Activist Shoppers Disrupt The Supply Chain – It’s Okay With Walmart


An estimated 75% of the world’s fisheries are at or beyond sustainable limits. Yet, the consumer market for seafood is growing rapidly. This is a business problem, an environmental problem and a health problem. In other words, it’s something for big companies to stay away from. Unless you’re Walmart and not afraid. When you’re Walmart, […]

North Promotes Oregon’s ObamaCare State Exchange With Song


With health insurance exchanges set to launch later this year as part of the Affordable Care Act, I’ve been very curious to see how they’ll be marketed. Since they’re being launched on a state-by-state basis, we’re going to see a lot of different messages. Oregon, with its Cover Oregon campaign, is definitely playing up the […]

India Issues Its Men A Challenge Via The Newspaper


Here’s a pretty direct newspaper ad that ran in the Times of India: The Huffington Post has more about the backstory on the ad: In the wake of a highly-publicized gang rape in which the 23-year-old female victim died from the injuries she sustained, the Indian newspaper printed an ad on January 22nd asking men […]

Guns Don’t Kill People. But People With Guns Do.

The National Rifle Association makes “repugnant and cowardly” ads, but the gun lobby appears slightly more adept at brand-sponsored content. Here’s a look at a video from their “Life of Duty” series sponsored by Smith & Wesson and Brownell’s, the world’s largest supplier of firearms accessories, gun parts and gunsmithing tools. “It’s freedom to be […]

I Demand A Plan And I Have One (Limit The Freaking Supply)

It appears that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — the act of a madman armed to the teeth with a semi-automatic .223 Bushmaster, plus a Glock and a Sig Sauer — may be the tipping point in the fight for gun control. Yes, the NRA and its members will fight any and all gun […]

Sheltering Kids From The Harshest of Realities

I love the simplicity of this new Public Service Announcement from Gabriel deGrood Bendt. It’s a spot that proves you don’t need a big budget, just big ideas. People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused shelter in Minnesota. Of the 300 homeless people who shelter at People Serving People every day, two […]