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  • What kinds of stories can Joe Biden use now?

    Since our last post, it has become clear to nearly everyone that Mr Biden will soon be president. This election result brought forth a number of compelling questions from my readers. One of these was from someone who asked if I thought stories of identity would remain a useful tool for a man moving from candidate to president. Another person

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  • Political discourse and the power of storytelling

    As it happens, I am writing this on US election day. Since readers are still encouraging me to continue writing along my current political line, I have watched a bit more news than usual over the past few weeks. In particular, I paid some attention to Joe Biden as he spoke out about some of his views on policy. Mostly though,

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  • My apolitical commentary about politics

    Our previous post put forth the case that Joe Biden would be well served by making effective use of his personal stories. In addition, I promised to propose some general ideas about the types of stories the candidate could use to help him connect with voters. Before proceeding though, and based on the many reactions of readers to my recent

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  • Six recommendations for the Biden team explained

    Last time, I promised to go back over some of the recommendations I would make if I were coaching Joe Biden. Given my professional activity and firm belief in the impact of identity stories, I would mostly assuredly push this candidate—or nearly any other for that matter—in the direction of using the power of personal storytelling. Concerning the other elements I

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  • How the Biden campaign can help voters to really know Joe

    In the previous post, I laid out the hypothesis that most voters probably know little about Joe Biden, other than what is written in his bio. In other words, they have read or seen reports of his public life, his years in the Senate, or his term as vice president in the Obama administration. But, what do most Americans know

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  • “Everybody knows Joe”

    Not long ago, a colleague who reads this blog directed me to an interview with another prominent operative on Joe Biden’s team, Symone Sanders. Since I have been getting such positive feedback on my “identity stories in politics” theme, I looked forward to seeing if Ms Sanders would have anything to say on the topic, and if she would provide

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