What the Confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial Tells Us About Ourselves and Today’s Media

January 25, 2019 | Leonine, Public Relations

First the anti-Trump contingency howled. Images of young white males in Make America Great Again hats asserting their superiority and dominance over an elderly native American veteran flooded social media feeds. Outrage instantly ensued. Media outlets jumped on the story. Talking heads opined on the outrageous behavior of the racist males in the images. The […]

Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect, More Fights to Come

January 14, 2019 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, A Leonine Business   Following 2008’s Great Recession, the national economy has slowly recovered by nearly every benchmark – state budgets have crawled their way back from massive cuts, unemployment has reached all-time lows, while markets have reached all-time highs. Wages, however, have not kept pace with overall economic growth since the recession, […]

Data Security at the Forefront in 2019

December 17, 2018 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business   In what has become a recurring nightmare for anyone who uses the internet these days, the global hotel chain Marriott recently announced that their online booking system was subject to a major data breach, resulting in the personal information of nearly 500 million guests being compromised. The full details […]

Wireless Taxes and Fees Climb Again in 2018

December 11, 2018 | Leonine

By Scott Mackey Leonine Public Affairs and the Tax Foundation jointly released a new study detailing the numerous federal, state, and local taxes that appear on wireless bills in the United States. Key findings in the study include: A typical American household with four wireless phones paying $100 per month for taxable wireless service can expect […]

State-Level Alcohol Laws Face a Federal Challenge in the Supreme Court

November 14, 2018 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, A Leonine Business   State alcohol laws are among the most rapidly changing in the country. FOCUS research shows that there have been at least 1,700 changes to state alcohol laws since 2012, amounting to roughly five changes per state per year. This rapid pace shows no sign of slowing down either, with […]