Steve Corbin

Steve Corbin

Steve Corbin is Professor Emeritus of Marketing at University of Northern Iowa.


Book banning: A red-flag behavior

By: - March 15, 2023

“Just the facts, ma’am,” was the infamous introductory phrase Sgt. Joe Friday would use when interrogating a witness in the whodunit TV series “Dragnet.” Jack Webb (1920-1982) played Sgt. Friday during Dragnet’s lifespan. Dragnet’s civil servant show often dealt with complex social issues. Let’s apply Sgt. Friday’s flat and concise “just the facts, ma’am” line […]


America needs a different kind of love

By: - February 14, 2023

Valentine’s Day  is upon us when most people will express — in some fashion — one, two or three forms of the word “love.” But, many individuals will completely ignore the fourth type of love – agape – at a time we need that as much as the other three. The first type of love […]


In 2024, America deserves new candidates

By: - January 25, 2023

Sherlock Holmes’ statement “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data,” in Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet,” is a pearl of wisdom to use when thinking about America’s political future. The following data applies to the Nov. 5, 2024 presidential election notion that Donald Trump and Joe Biden are too […]


A chance to help others in need this season

By: - December 20, 2022

Thankfully we are past the 2022 midterm election. I can hear many voters exuding a sigh of relief and shouting, after $17 billion was spent on disinformation, misinformation and the occasional truthful political ad, “Yes, finally, the election is over.” Normal life – I think — is back and we’ve jumped right into the holiday […]


Republicans next move? Re-write the United States Constitution

By: - November 28, 2022

Don’t be surprised if GOP’s next move will be to call for a U.S. Constitutional Convention. Prior to the 2010 election, Republicans controlled both legislatures in 14 states. The GOP’s Tea Party election sweep in 2010 was – what many experts claim — the start of America turning into a permanent conservative nation. Prior to […]


Clowns to the left of me and jokers to the right: The hypocrisy of both political parties

By: - June 21, 2022

Hypocrisy (noun); behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel; synonyms include insincerity, piousness (Merriam-Webster). Research is replete the behavior of today’s main political parties meet the definition of hypocrisy; one would be hard pressed to argue with their relentless attempt to hoodwink Americans.  Evidence abounds of people believing every syllable uttered by […]


Maybe it’s time to reform the United States Supreme Court

By: - May 28, 2022

Virtually all Americans are in a tizzy about the forthcoming ruling that may overturn Roe vs. Wade. That forthcoming ruling, drafted by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, was leaked to the public. Pro-birth advocates, comprised mostly of Republicans, are hopeful abortion rights will be overturned while most supporters of the Democratic Party are furious about […]