Entries by Anthony Sowah

Hawthorn Group names Jared Melamed Dubnow Vice President

  Hawthorn Group names Jared Melamed Dubnow Vice President   (Alexandria, Virginia) –Illinois political consultant Jared Melamed Dubnow has been named Vice President of The Hawthorn Group, an international public affairs firm based in Alexandria, Virginia, effective September 3, where he will design and implement public affairs campaign strategy for various client projects. The announcement […]

Rules for Political Prognostication in an Era in which No Rules Apply

After the surprise outcome of the 2016 election it has become conventional wisdom that the old rules of politics don’t apply anymore.  Today’s politics seem increasingly unpredictable and chaotic, driven by cable news and social media fanning the flames of a polarized electorate.  But it’s not anarchy yet.  Some traditional rules still apply and can […]

They’re Playing Our Song

     A sidebar to the presidential cattle call in Iowa this month was the choice of “walk out” songs for each candidate. Case in point: Steve Bullock approached the podium to John Mellencamp’s “Small Town,” playing on his Helena roots. (Millennials were in diapers when John Edwards opened his rallies to the same sheet […]

Hawthorn Group Welcomes Summer Interns

For immediate release June 6, 2019   HAWTHORN GROUP WELCOMES SUMMER INTERNS Hailing from California and Kansas, Hawthorn Group Interns Gain Public Affairs Experience in the Nation’s Capital Alexandria, Virginia –The Hawthorn Group is pleased to welcome their 2019 summer interns. Charles “Charlie” Olafsson is a rising junior at George Washington University, where he is studying […]

For (Missouri) History Buffs

To Hawthorn Friends & Family WARNING:  This is for true buffs of political – specifically Missouri political – history. A couple weeks ago I was honored to speak in Arrow Rock, Missouri, an historic village (now of 56 people) above the Missouri River where Louis and Clark crossed it, where the Santa Fe Trail started, […]

Preliminary Thoughts on the 2019 Races

To Hawthorn Friends & Family — In the absence of any recent musing by us on the political scene (what, we ask ourselves, could possibly need to be said that isn’t already being said, over and over?), to my utter amazement I’ve been getting emails from folks asking if they’ve been dropped from our distribution […]