The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Message Control #nlpoli

Memorial University professor Alex Marland has a new book on the market.  Brand Command is about political communications.  Marland interviewed a lot of people and did a lot of research for this very big book that lots of people should read. One of the big ideas in the book is that politicians these days are ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Message Control #nlpoli

Memorial University professor Alex Marland has a new book on the market.  Brand Command is about political communications.  Marland interviewed a lot of people and did a lot of research for this very big book that lots of people should read. One of the big ideas in the book is that politicians these days are ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Self-Inflicted Wound #nlpoli

When did the companies involved in the Hebron project sanction it? Anyone? Don’t google it. When did ExxonMobil and all those companies give the project team the green-light to start building the gravity base and all the others bits that will lead to oil production on the fourth field offshore Newfoundland and Labrador? Sanction.  The ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Nanny State 2: Yes, Kathy. You are in a hole. #nlpoli

When you are in a whole, the old political saying goes, you should stop digging. That is wonderful advice.  Many the politician could have saved himself political grief by following it. The only problem with such good advice is that it is not as easy to take as it seems. It’s hard to follow that ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Nanny State #nlpoli

Premier Kathy Dunderdale refused to meet with Burton Winters’ family to talk about the boy’s tragic death last winter. The explanation offered by both the Winters family and the Premier herself is that the family wanted to talk about details of the search effort.  As such, the Premier would not meet with the family.  She ...