A Political Cyber War, the New Age of American Politics

It was probably the most Debbie Downer political event of all time. Sure, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) cost millions to produce, but the American people were robbed. Unless you watched gavel to gavel coverage, we were robbed of the opportunity to learn how truly extreme the Democratic Party has become and how it will continue …

Baltimore, Mob Rule

What are they trying to hide? There was just a little too much emotion, not enough fact, at the press conference by the state attorney for Baltimore, Marylin Mosby. I admit, most of the time I have a pro prosecution bias. However, Ms. Mosby went over the line and, for the good of the people …

Expect More Riots Unless New Leaders Emerge

There is no better manifestation of the overwhelming failure of Leftist social engineering than the raw display the past few days of criminal activity in Baltimore. It should really not come as a surprise, at least if you were born after 1970. There is a political tumor eating away at the very core of the nation’s urban …

Sunday Talk Shows Are Boring

UPDATE (09.17.14): Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low Have you ever given any thought about why do you read, listen, or watch the news? Entertainment? Information? Maybe it’s a little of both. Family and friends who live more than 200 miles from the Washington, DC metro area are in shock when they learn …

Issues Trumped Partisan Politics in Arlington County Special Election

For the first time since the 1990s a Republican won a seat on the Arlington County Board. Attorney John Vihstadt won yesterday’s special election by a rather healthy margin. His secret? We’re tired in these parts of the County’s (controlled by the Arlington Democratic Party machine) tax and spend policies, especially on wasteful programs such as million …

Ides of March and Corruption

Over at the FCPA Ethics and Compliance Blog, Tom Fox, Esq. has a timely and excellent post on the “Ides of March”. The premise is a good one. Company anti-corruption policies and procedures should, often, apply to dealings with customers, not just vendors or counter-parties. In the economic sanctions world for example, the one I …

Immigration Reform???

There will be no immigration reform this year. There. I posted it. I can imagine the shock coming from both the left and the right. Every election year cycle the cry for immigration reform goes out. The cry for immigration reform is the beginning of a political kabuki theatre. There is anticipated hope and then …