Classic Politics

Provides a thought provoking series of seminars, courses and events that examine the role and impact of politics in society  read more

Live From The Coffee Shop


Offers a unique perspective of political musings, opinion and commentary, from a community perspective, on regional, national and international interests and issues of the day.

Classic Politics is a Trademark of Ed JohnsonAP

Classic Politics


Classic Politics - A project of Ed JohnsonAP - provides a thought provoking series of seminars, courses and events that examine the role and impact of politics in society. Focus is placed on dialogue, examination & discovery of the culture, history and social implications derived from Aristotle's original assertion that "Man Is By Nature A Political Animal."

Live From The Coffee Shop offers a unique perspective of political musings, opinion and commentary, from a community perspective, on regional, national and international interests and issues of the day. Beginning September 2019 welcome to the Live From The Coffee Shop: "What Had Happened Was" Presidential Election Series. The first Monday of each month will feature a flashback to the Live From The Coffee Shop 2016 Presidential Election Series featuring monthly commentary published the same month 4 years ago. Does "what had happened" provide any indication of "what will be"? Follow the trail, compare and find out the answer to that age old question...Does History Repeat Itself?Visit the Live From The Coffee Shop archive news catalog featuring commentary from the 2016 Presidential and the 2017 NJ Gubernatorial election seasons.​

Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series screens feature films that emphasize a particular genre or theme. Each season focuses on a different aspect of the impact of politics on our lives through film.  The series runs on first Saturday Afternoons of the month, each season.


  • Season #1 Fall 2015 Inaugural Season - Society, Politics and the Social Conscience
  • Season #2 Spring 2016 - The Hollywood Blacklist
  • ​Season #3 Fall 2016 - The Presidential Election Scandal Series
  • ​Season #4 Spring 2017 - The City Never Sleeps
  • ​Season #5 Fall 2017 - The Revolution: People, Power & Politics
  • ​Season #6 Spring 2018 - EMPOWERMENT!
  • ​Season #7 Fall 2018 - New Frontiers
  • Season #8 Spring 2019 - $ Changes Everything
  • Season #9 Fall 2029 - "Tales of Espionage"


Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series


Season #9 "Tales of Espionage" features unique stories of the danger and intrigue of one of the most ancient professions in politics...spying. Sessions are held at The Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park at 3:00pm.

Local 2 Global

Ed JohnsonAP International develops Local 2 Global Initiatives that connects people and communities around the world read more

Visiting Scholar

Ed Johnson presents at domestic and international policy forums, cultural exchanges, conferences and issue symposia ​read more