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R.I.P., Barney: How ‘Barney Cam’ made George W. Bush’s dog a Web star

This is an article I wrote for the Los Angeles Times published on February 6, 2013 “Mr. Orr, this is the White House operator.” As a White House spokesman, I received phone calls like this all the time. But this was the first time the president’s secretary had ordered me to report to the Oval Office immediately. […]

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Happy Independence Day (and no, it’s not a slow day online)

It’s the Fourth of July.  And the old refrain echoes across the Internet:  ”It’s a slow day.” Actually, it’s not.  There’s no such thing as a slow day.  True, many people will be barbecuing and hanging out at the beach or whatever.  But there are still millions upon millions of people going online.  Millions. The […]

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