If Jeb Bush Runs, Will The Republic Implode?

Recently, former Florida governor, Jeb Bush announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to determine if he will run for president. The moment he announced his committee, conservative pundits and columnists wrote articles and complained as if the U.S. was going to implode because Jeb Bush was thinking about running for President, not running …

Lessons for the GOP Congress

The 2014 election cycle is now in the books, except in Louisiana. The GOP had one of their most successful years in electoral history, even more historic than the 1992 mid terms when the GOP took over the House and Senate. While the Democrats are trying to figure out what happens and the Republicans are …

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 …

Odds & Ends from South Florida

Welcome to this month’s odds and ends from sunny South Florida. This month’s column is an eclectic mix of news. Right off the bat, it was reported how the U.S. government recruited various students from Latin America to go to Cuba in order to create a “Cuban Spring.” This report makes me wonder why would …

Guest Dispatch: The Continuing Insult

John Flores in Oregon sent us the following Guest Dispatch on immigration reform and the Republican National Committee’s ongoing new voter outreach efforts. If you’re not doing so already, be sure to follow him on Twitter. By John Flores (Oregon) Much to no one’s surprise, the GOP has announced its new strategy for ensuring future …

Virginia Aftershock, A South Floridian’s View

Yesterday, the D.C. establishment was shocked by House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss. Here are some random thoughts from South Florida. This upset serves as a good reminder of the three important lessons that all incumbents need to learn: • It is a privilege to serve your constituents. As Tip O’Neil once said, …

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 …