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Will an election fix America?

Will an election fix America?
America, we need to wake up. We’re taking our political passions too far. For the first time in my life, I am afraid of my Nation. Nine days ago, eleven people were murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue while praying, and I see no resolve from the Government, or either political party to fight the hate... Read more »

Facebook went down, and I got my 15 minutes of fame

Facebook went down, and I got my 15 minutes of fame
The maxim, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” is generally attributed to Andy Warhol. Just like the thousands of aphorisms attributed to Einstein that one can find on the net, there is controversy as to whether Warhol ever uttered the words. Regardless of whether he did or not, the words are... Read more »

America, America, what are we becoming?

America, America, what are we becoming?
There are eras in history that seem irredeemable. Periods of time that the grounds for hope and gratitude have disappeared in a quagmire of uncertainty and hate so that it makes it easy to believe those two ideas will not come again. Reasonable men and women are living in such times in America. I suspect... Read more »
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We need to plan the funeral for the GOP

We need to plan the funeral for the GOP
The GOP I knew, and for whom I worked for over four decades is as dead as its founders. The Republican Party had a long life, 162 years. From 1854 until 2016, the year of its passing, the GOP saw many triumphs. Abraham Lincoln, the Party’s very first President, preserved the union, signed the Emancipation... Read more »

The good face of Facebook

The good face of Facebook
Some of the more excitable online commentators online describe Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) as a dystopian nightmare. Others call the massive social media outlet as the Orwellian nightmare predicted in “1984.” I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard we are on the cusp of 1984. I would be as wealthy as... Read more »

Is social media doing more harm to America than good?

Is social media doing more harm to America than good?
Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder, and CEO of Facebook will face lawmakers next month on the way his Silicon Valley firm protects user data. I used to represent CEOs on the Hill. A Congressional inquiry is not like cocktails at the golf club with one’s peers. An investigator I... Read more »
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God Bless the Divided States of America

God Bless the Divided States of America
I have not written a column for a week. I had a big deadline for another project. I needed some time off, and so I took a week off. I use social media to promote my articles to the political crowd. That is my market. I limited my time on Twitter and Facebook, and I... Read more »

Facebook rumors fueled fears of a school shooting at an Illinois High School last week

Facebook rumors fueled fears of a school shooting at an Illinois High School last week
Is Facebook killing truth? Parents posting on Facebook about their unease of sending their kids to school last Monday created fears of a school shooter. A week ago, school officials heard reports that a student had threatened to shoot Kankakee High School, in Kankakee, Illinois. The community of 27,000 is 54 miles south of Chicago’s... Read more »

Could the Las Vegas shooting have been predicted?

Could the Las Vegas shooting have been predicted?
Stephen Paddock opened fire on a concert at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, in Las Vegas. When his rampage was 58 people were murdered and another 515 injured. It is the largest death toll from a mass shooting in American history. [EDITORIAL NOTE: The number killed and injured will be updated periodically as the numbers are... Read more »
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The N-word used against Black Cadets at the Air Force Preparatory Academy

The N-word used against Black Cadets at the Air Force Preparatory Academy
I am a U.S. Air Force Veteran and I am ashamed of the behavior of some of the cadets at the Preparatory Academy. I am proud of Lt. General Jay Silveria, the Commandant of the Academy, for his lecture to the cadets in the wake of a racist event at the Academy. The issue came... Read more »