Adam Hanft is a decoder of the consumer culture and our branded planet. He blogs for The Huffington Post and FastCompany.com. He is also the co-author of Dictionary of the Future and is founder and CEO of the marketing and branding firm Hanft Raboy. Follow him at Twitter.com/hanft.

CULTURE CLASH

TED Talks Confront Trumpian Reality

The TED Talks enterprise is transpartisan and above all that (but really secretly kinda liberal). How does it navigate Trumpism in its first major conference of the new era.

Rick Sanchez Licks His Wounds

In his first major interview since being fired for calling Jon Stewart a "bigot," ex-CNN anchor Rick Sanchez talks to Adam Hanft about his bruised feelings, what the media got wrong—and his future plans.

The Scariest Health Care Ads

Which side of the Obamacare debate is winning over voters and senators? Adam Hanft puts the ads under the microscope. Plus: Watch the best and worst commercials.

Obama's New Reverend Wright

He may not be as controversial as Jeremiah Wright, but Skip Gates has become Obama’s latest racially polarizing friend. Adam Hanft rereads Professor Gates’ analysis of the Wright controversy through the lens of the professor’s arrest.