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Detecting What Unravels Our Society – Bottom-up and Top-down

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:30
The unraveling of a society’s institutions, stability and reasonable order does not sound alarms  to forewarn the citizenry, apart from economic yardsticks measuring poverty, jobs, wages, health, savings, profits and  other matters economic. However, we do have some signs that … Continue reading →

A Clarion Call for our Country’s Pillars to Demand Justice

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 07:16
It is time for an urgent clarion call.   Given the retrograde pits inhabited by our ruling politicians and the avaricious over-reach of myopic big-business bosses, the self-described pillars of our society must step up to reverse the decline of … Continue reading →

The Destructive Power Trips of Amazon’s Boss

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:56
For his smallish stature, Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos has a booming, uproarious laugh. Unleashed during workdays, its sonic burst startles people, given it comes from as harsh and driven a taskmaster as exists on the stage of corporate giantism. Is … Continue reading →

Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris and Distractions

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:01
The hype and unsubstantiated hope behind the self-driving car movement continues unabated, distracting from addressing necessities of old “mobilities” such as inadequate public transit and upgrading highway and rail infrastructure. At a conference on Driverless Cars sponsored by the George … Continue reading →

Closing Democracy’s Doors Until the People Open Them

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:55
In 2006 a book was published called Losing Our Democracy by civic leader, Mark Green. His 21st book, it was the usual Mark Green brand of meticulous research with memorable examples. One would have thought such an important subject would … Continue reading →

Trump: Dumping More Prosecutors?

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 08:47
The turmoil inside the Trump White House is much more intense than the media is reporting. Palaces of intrigue, under perceived siege by political and law enforcement adversaries, tend to boil inward before they burst outward. One of the most … Continue reading →

Obama: Launch Watchdogs in Washington

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 06:54
After eight grueling years in the White House, ex-president Barack Obama looked forward with his wife Michelle to a deserved, extended rest and vacation. Nearly five months later, he’s enjoying the company of the rich and famous at their secluded … Continue reading →

End the Greedy Silence – Enough Already!

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 13:50
It is time Americans rise up against the corruption, inefficiency, and cruelty of our healthcare system and tell its corporate captors and Congress – Enough Already! For decades other countries have guaranteed universal health insurance for all their people, at … Continue reading →