Political leader actions, words, and behavior: A content analysis of the Common Core debate

This study presents a model for understanding political leadership based upon the processes that influence and thereby shape political leaders’ types, as captured in their own words and behaviors on digital recordings, official documents, press releases, the media, and twitter on the public record.

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4 Ways to Debunk Political Rhetoric and Personal Agendas in Today’s Media

Today, more than at any time in our nation’s history, the people have the opportunity to turn off the noise and research their own issues, candidates and political parties. The American people now have the wherewithal to demand the news from credible sources from all mass media forms. Whether you get your news from television, […]

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Campaigns, Dirty Tricks & Election Engineering

Campaigning is tough business. It takes someone with a lot of inner strength, a lot of community connections and a bit of money to make a solid run for office. Those of us who run “grassroots campaigns” understand just how difficult the road is for those who play by the rules. Yet there exists a […]

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The Politics of Policy: How Leadership Influences Implementation

This is the Formal Proposition Paper provided to the Midwest Academy of Management. This document is a work in progress and as such is the copywritten property of Terri McCormick. Please write for permission to cite the document at cpg@mccormickdawson.com. We would like to know how you will be applying this work citation in your […]

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Terri McCormick to Appear on the 4th Street Forum on Wednesday, October 22nd

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 3pm: 4th Street Forum on the Road This Week In Collaboration with the Clausen Center for World Business Join the audience at Carthage College, Hedberg Labrary’s Niemann Theatre, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, 53140 ELECTION 2014 CONTINUES Part1: “The U.S. Senate – A Shift in the Majority Ahead?” Part 2: “The Governor’s […]

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Political Personalities and Male Stereotypes

There are several theories and stereotypes of men in politics, just as there are with their women counterparts. Consider the following: THE NAPOLEON COMPLEX One could argue that the Napoleon complex, an insecurity born out of being “vertically challenged,” is a relevant political archetype that affects men—and perhaps some women—who serve in government. Napoleon, who […]


A Comprehensive Review: What Sex Is A Republican?

What is the truth about politics in the United States? What can you do to make it better? Read this book and find out. Terri McCormick did what few politicians do. She wrote this a book to tell the truth and offer positive fixes for a broken system. There are many politician-written books on the […]

What Sex is a Republican?

Terri McCormick Appears on “The 4th Street Forum” MPTV Show

“Money Madness vs. Democracy” taped by the Public Broadcast System DEMOCRACY vs. MONEY MADNESS Big money – mysterious money – fuels expensive election campaigns. Do you like what you’ve been seeing and hearing? Who is behind the flood of cash and what does it mean for Wisconsin? With host ENRIQUE FIGUEROA, PhD, Director, Roberto Hernández […]

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Populists vs. Puppets

Posted by Terri McCormick On September - 19 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
Myth vs. Reality

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, one day after the Wisconsin presidential primary election, Governor Mike Huckabee, a modernday populist, made the following statement on national television during an interview by Joe Scarborough: “I was threatened to have my arms and legs broken and to get out of the race. I don’t know about you, but if elections don’t belong to the people in the Republican Party, the Party will be destroyed. I would like to think that the Republican Party is mature enough, big... more

The New Politics of Effective Government

Posted by Terri McCormick On August - 29 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
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Effective Government will Need Three Things: 1. It will require a free and appropriate press, one that is unencumbered by media buys and marketing departments. A free press must be engaged in research, issues and fact reporting. Sensational journalism making its way into attack blogs and irrelevant smear campaigns must be held accountable to the same credible journalistic standards as other media. 2. Citizen leadership is needed on every level of governance. A well-educated citizenry has been the... more

Sometimes the most difficult part of my job was being able to do my job. The year was 2006, and I was receiving more push back than usual on a veterans property tax bill that I wrote, with the help of Harold Grimes, a highly active and distinguished Vietnam veteran. The bill would have provided property tax relief for our returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other veterans, with a 100 percent combat disability. The subject was clearly property tax relief, yet in a matter of a... more

The Balanced Budget Vs. Front-Row Politics

Posted by Terri McCormick On July - 8 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
Power and Control in the State Budget

I will never forget the late-night budget standoff in 2003, shortly after my second oath of office, in the Wisconsin state legislature. My committee appointments were as the chair of the Economic Development Committee and vice chair for a second term in office on the House Judiciary Committee. The “budget crisis,” as it was identified by county after county and municipality after municipality, was caused by a ripple effect from state unfunded mandates, escalating costs of health insurance, and... more

The Competitive Prescription Drug Purchasing Pool

Posted by Terri McCormick On June - 26 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
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Looking back on things, there is no doubt in my mind that my freshman year chairmanship of the speaker’s Task Force on Health Insurance Partnerships for Local Governments was designed to keep me out of trouble. After the Crandon Mine fiasco, it was a wise appointment by Speaker Scott Jensen to keep me busy, studying what was perceived as an impossible issue, that of health-care costs. It was well known that the skyrocketing costs of local government health insurance was steadily rifling up the... more

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