Jon Austin

Jon is the CEO for Austin and Associates, a crisis management company located in Minneapolis. Jon has also worked for Fleishman Hillard, Northwest Airlines, (where he was director of corporate communications), and as press secretary for the late US Senator Tom Eagleton. He is actively involved in progressive politics and can be found on Twitter @JMAustin

October 16th, 2017

Jon Austin

What Happens Next?

I’ve spent most of the last year thinking – apparently – about the same thing as Hillary Clinton: What happened? How did the United States, fresh off eight years of its first African-American president, the land of changing demographics inexorably becoming browner, gayer, less religious, more liberal on every social issue, elect a man whose …

July 27th, 2017

Jon Austin

A Not-So-Implausible Conspiracy Theory

The June 2016 meeting between the Trumps and the Russians is the subject of ongoing scrutiny by the media, the public and – it appears – the special counsel appointed to look into the question of Russian involvement in the 2016 election. Much more effort will likely be expended in this area, trying to suss …

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