Observer: Can Oprah Beat Trump in 2020?

Can Oprah Beat Trump in 2020?

Oprah Winfrey gave a genuinely moving speech at the Golden Globe awards about the #MeToo movement. Now pundits are floating her name as a possible presidential candidate in 2020, and CNN reported that she is "actively thinking" about running. Is Oprah the right candidate to take on Donald Trump? Probably not.

Observer: 5 Political Predictions for 2018

5 Political Predictions for 2018

If 2017 proved anything, it's that politics is unpredictable. The more mediums there are for people to bloviate, the more competing opinions you get. The grand cacophony of the whole thing tends to result in the firm sense that chaos reigns. With that said, I'm a sucker for predictions, and if you're reading this, odds are you are too.

Inc: 3 Types of Businesses Will Unexpectedly Benefit from Congress' Tax Legislation

3 Types of Businesses Will Unexpectedly Benefit from Congress' Tax Legislation

The news and business sections of virtually every newspaper and every website are filled with lists of winners and losers from the federal tax bill now making its way to the White House for the President's signature. But those lists are just looking at the obvious: corporations receiving major tax cuts or homeowners in high tax states losing major deductions.

Observer: In the Donald Trump Paradox, Psychosis Always Wins

In the Donald Trump Paradox, Psychosis Always Wins

If Sarah Huckabee Sanders were the press secretary for any other President and rattled off a list of the year's accomplishments-tax cuts, containing ISIS, stock market gains, lower unemployment rates, appointing a competent Supreme Court Justice-regardless whether you agreed with her take on any of these specific issues, you'd still grant that they got some stuff done.

Observer: Fight Climate Change, Not Human Nature

Fight Climate Change, Not Human Nature

Climate change advocates write eloquent op-eds in prestigious newspapers almost every day. They publish books based on mountains of data and compelling arguments. They produce award-winning documentaries. And they hold conferences-a lot of conferences. While awareness and acceptance of global warming has certainly skyrocketed, scientists wouldn't ceaselessly issue dire warnings if we were adequately solving the problem.

CNBC: How tax reform could push more states to legalize marijuana

How tax reform could push more states to legalize marijuana

Some people will move to states with low income taxes like Texas or Florida (giving those states more representation in Congress). Some people will spend less money, hurting local businesses and reducing sales tax revenue. Towns and cities with high property taxes will quickly face another round of property tax revolts, driving down local revenue collection for schools and other services.

Inc: Why Most Employers Don't Worry About Where You Went to College (And Why You Shouldn't Either)

Why Most Employers Don't Worry About Where You Went to College (And Why You Shouldn't Either)

As an employer, I no longer think it matters all that much where our employees went to college. It's a misleading indicator. Sure, when someone goes to a top school, there's a signaling effect that they're smart. If you're curing cancer, every IQ point probably matters. We're not curing cancer.

CNBC: Uber drivers are 'independent contractors.' Here's how tax reform can settle the issue

Uber drivers are 'independent contractors.' Here's how tax reform can settle the issue

The Act reflects where our country's economy is going and that's why leading companies like Handy, Instacart, Glamsquad, Saucey, DoorDash and Postmates have all publicly thrown their support behind it. Together, these companies connect thousands of Americans to new work opportunities every day. Why does this really matter?

Observer: Why Would Anyone Be a Member of Either Political Party?

Why Would Anyone Be a Member of Either Political Party?

I don't like being told what to think, and I never have. So when I left the Democratic Party and became an independent a few years ago, it was a long time coming. Being told that I could only consider myself sufficiently progressive and evolved if I passed a purity test based primarily on the self-interest of the people arbitrating my moral fitness didn't work for me.

Inc: How Can Other Companies Benefit from the NFL's Recent Genius PR Pivot?

How Can Other Companies Benefit from the NFL's Recent Genius PR Pivot?

You've got to hand it to the NFL. They may send their employees into situations every single day that cause brain damage - and then lie shamelessly about it. They may have blackballed Colin Kaepernick from the league. But a brand new offensive lineman named Trump created an unexpected hole in the line and the league brilliantly ran right through it.

Inc: This Is Why It's Not the NFL's Fault We Can't Expect Their Ratings To Keep Up

This Is Why It's Not the NFL's Fault We Can't Expect Their Ratings To Keep Up

NFL ratings are down again. Last season, they blamed declining ratings on Trump and the election. They've already blamed Hurricane Irma for the low ratings this season. In anticipation of a continued ratings slump, we put together a list of ready-made excuses for the league - this way they don't have to acknowledge that their product causes brain damage, turning off more and more viewers.