The ‘Memo’ Matters – And Here’s Why

We have grown an alphabet soup of powerful agencies like the FBI, DHS, NSA, DOJ, IRS, etc. We invest them with immense powers to arrest and to ruin lives, with scant accountability. We allow them to operate in clubby secrecy because they tell us we have to. Why?  When Congress (which supposedly has oversight) subpoenas them, theyContinue reading “The ‘Memo’ Matters – And Here’s Why”

Our Spying-Industrial Complex Needs To Be Reviewed

Here is what we learned about this administration in the wake of purported Russian “phishing” of Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta’s email. Valuable DNC secrets were protected by an elaborate set of fail-safe passwords, namely “password.”  This followed years of high-level DNC meetings where attendees openly discussed their mothers’ maiden names, the names of theirContinue reading “Our Spying-Industrial Complex Needs To Be Reviewed”

Did Capitalism Or Government Fail Us?

The inevitable pictures of pelicans covered in oil finally surfaced, solidifying this oil spill as the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. We have not seen this many pictures of unintelligent animals covered in oil since the first season of “Jersey Shore.” Now we ask the bigger question: Which failed us more, capitalism or government?Continue reading “Did Capitalism Or Government Fail Us?”