Political polarization

Larry Hogan: Can we "just get back to being Americans?"

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is set to deliver the keynote address at Monday night's Toner Prize Celebration — in memory of Robin Toner, the first woman to serve as national political correspondent of The New York Times.

What he'll say: "Our nation would be so much better off without all the bitter and angry politics. And if we could all just get back to being Americans once again."

How Americans view the politics of brands

"Doing Business in an Activist World," the annual business and politics study from Global Strategy Group, shows that Americans tend to have pre-existing notions about the political leanings of certain brands.

The big picture: Big Tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon, are all seen as leaning more Democratic, along with sports-linked brands like Nike, the NBA, and the NFL — while banks like JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citi, are all seen as more Republican, along with some of the biggest corporate names like Walmart, GM, and Delta.

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