Super-Storm Sandy May Spark Sense of Unity as Election Looms

The big story of Hurricane Sandy, along with the terrible damage, is that it is the first time that a natural disaster has hit America on or near a presidential election. It’s the aftermath of a perfect storm of the likes that the U.S. has not had to cope with on Election Day. Will people in the populous Northeast be unable to vote? Will local officials decide to delay voting? Will the...
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Some Latin American Spice (and a Free Taco) Added to Baseball’s Ultimate Achievement – The Triple Crown

George Will, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, ABC commentator and baseball author once observed in one of his many syndicated columns “Correct thinkers think that ‘baseball trivia’ is an oxymoron: nothing about baseball is trivial.” For those not immersed in professional baseball and its link to statistics might be wondering — what’s the big deal with this thing called the Triple...
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Myth: An Individual Can NOT Make a Difference: SHATTERED!

“No one has ever before leapt from such a height. No parachute jump will have ever lasted so long. No man has ever broken the sound barrier in free fall.” ~Werner Jessner/Red Bulletin Magazine What seemed to be impossible is now a reality. Enter Felix Baumgartner: the Austrian skydiver who made history Oct. 14, 2012 when he jumped 24 miles down to Earth from the stratosphere.  A...
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The Next Great Social Network is Closer than You Think: Socialism 2.0

The age of social networks is now fully embedded in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It’s hard to imagine our world without the power of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterist, just to name a few of the leading social networks permeating the very fiber of our society. Now imagine taking the power of Social Networking to the NEXT level… Socialism 2.0: A society supported through free...
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The Presidential Debates – You Make the Call NOT the NFL Replacement Refs

Welcome to the first edition of a blog from SmarterStory.com: a full service integrated communications firm located in Fort Lauderdale and Chicago, with a Tallahassee office soon to be opened. We will analyze the news and cultural trends from a fresh, informed and at times provocative viewpoint.   With more than 63 million viewers tuned in to the first 2012 presidential debate, much...
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