Frank Fear: We need a recalibration of what is news—at the 24-hour news networks, in particular—a recalibration from personality-politics-as-news to issues-facing-everyday-Americans-as-news.
Frank Fear: It’s not so much that America needs more political parties as much as America needs to transform its current two-party system—from party-centered to voter-centered.
Frank Fear: Here’s the dilemma facing America today. Did millions of people vote illegally in November? Of course they didn’t. But thousands—perhaps even millions—of Americans believe they did.
Frank Fear: Character doesn’t seem to matter when it comes to electing a U.S. president. That’s what America is telling the world.
Frank Fear: Save for eloquent speeches delivered by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Rev. William Barber (NAACP president, NC), the Democrats presented a four-day short-course on branding and marketing.
Frank Fear: What if Independents began thinking and acting as a consequential group? They could become America’s “Third Force”—not a third party, mind you, but an assemblage of voters with presence and clout.
Frank Fear: Neoliberalism is so pervasive that prominent interpretations of what it means “to be a good leader,” “to exercise good leadership,” and “to be a success” are defined in neoliberal terms.
Frank Fear: The two-party political party system doesn’t align well with the political temperament of many Americans. The system, as configured, compels many voters to choose between a party-endorsed Democrat and a party-endorsed Republican.
Frank Fear: Although Americans love sports—and college sports are at the top of the list—fundamental questions need answers: Who pays? And how much?
Frank Fear: For years I assumed that higher education valued social responsibility in athletic administration. But universities pay primary attention to winning, branding/marketing, and finances. Social responsibility is often relegated to the undercard.
Frank Fear: The onerous outcome of New York State’s policy is that a large number of people won’t be voting on Tuesday.
Frank Fear: I don’t know what football will look like in ten years. But I do know things can’t stay as they are today. Players are at risk, especially young players. We must move beyond hyperbole and do what’s right.
Frank Fear: The Powell Manifesto tells us—in bold terms—how important it is to frame the essence of a movement and, then, to sustain political action over an extended period of time.