The Re-Branding of America: On the curious case of Mitt & Paris’ Publicized Privacy

“Mitt Romney” and “Paris Hilton” are going hard-press-in-the-paint right now. Note the quotations, because when it comes to celebrity and public figuration: there’s the brand, and then there’s the (wo)man… here, beyond the (yet-to-be-determined) human factor behind the individuals, their enterprises are functioning like well-oiled machines. It’s kind of like best week ever, right? Paris…

My Two Cents: Monday, June 22

What. a. day. In the midst of Mexican Day Care Fires, WMATA collisions, and ongoing Iran turmoil I’m going to take it to the pop place of puffery — where there is substance, but at least the style offsets the seriousness I realized that while my blog is called “The Dime: My Two Cents” I…