In these current times we turn to government for help despite years of criticizing it, under funding it and complaining about it. Government, as Americans we love to hate it. The usuals suspects are it costs too much and doesn’t deliver the proper services, it’s too big and intrudes into our lives, over regulates us … More Government Matters
Perhaps the most horrific time growing up in America and some other countries is being a teenager and particularly the junior high years. One may generalize and call it puberty. It is more than merely the recognition of one’s body and it’s functions. That alone clearly created growing pains. The academics and more difficult classes … More Once Upon A Time In America
The President-Elect is a businessman. In fact he and his family have business interests the world over. This is great for a businessman but not so much for an elected official. This situation leads to the appearance of and actual conflicts of interest. I won’t waste your time reiterating the obvious. This potential for conflicts … More Just A Matter Of Trust
People talk of Mr. Trump as a Washington outsider. He is not a politician is how the story goes. Nothing could be further from being correct. A new highrise on the waterfront, a new Wal-Mart coming on the edge of town, a new giant shopping center are major issues at the local level of government. … More Outsider-In
The media still covers the great email caper and reinforces the Republican political agenda. The republicans were astute or devious enough to recognize that Hillary Clinton would probably be the Democratic Party nominee for President quite some time ago. Apparently not so astute as to see Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump on their radar screen, … More Are We There Yet?
Perhaps this time it won’t just roll off, enough, enough.
Growing up we were told not to be like Uncle Pat. He was a drunk. When he got really crazy, Mom would tell us he had the DT’S. We didn’t know what that was but knew it wasn’t good. He acted pretty weird, said crazy things, didn’t make sense and was hard to understand. When … More DT or DT’S
Participation is the essence of Democracy. The old style town hall meeting allowed many people in the town to be present and to speak their mind and present their views. When a vote was taken on an issue even if your view did not prevail you had made your position known and you were heard. … More In The Looking Glass
There are six basis interrogatives any investigator needs to know and to use. These are who, what, when, where, how and why, This can be a criminal type investigation, academic investigation, general research, etc. The use of these interrogatives should be procedural for any investigator. In the current political climate it should be common and … More The Investigative Report (so called)
The current headlines announce anger and anguish over long lines at our airports. The problem has to be airport security screening and therefore the TSA. Our congress is the first to scream. The screaming does not propose solutions only blame. Naturally the finger pointing is to the executive branch which means TSA, Homeland Security and … More TSA The Current Whipping Post