Tag: Washington DC

Are ethics a thing of the past?

Are ethics a thing of the past?
There are some who argue that one cannot lose what one never possessed. That is the view of a growing number of people. I am finding myself slipping into that camp, but I do not blame the teachings in most Holy Writings of the major religions. I blame those who pervert those teachings and call... Read more »

Oversexed Washington and their scandals part 1, 1980-1999

Oversexed Washington and their scandals part 1, 1980-1999
This is the first of two articles chronicling Washington sex scandals. I was going to write it in one article, but those lusty folks we sent to DC to think great thoughts and apparently to have sex, just have given too much material to write about it in one article. I lived in Washington, DC... Read more »

Confessions of a former Lobbyist

Confessions of a former Lobbyist
I was a Washington lobbyist for over two decades. I was one of the 30,000 registered lobbyists who went to the Capitol daily to represent client interests. In the early 90’s, I was profiled by CBS Radio for The Osgood File. At the time, some scandal had hit and as usual, the finger was pointed... Read more »
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Are you sick and tired of politics?

Are you sick and tired of politics?
Let’s have a show of hands, how many people here are sick and tired of politics; how many could be happy to live out their lives not reading the names Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Mitch McConnell, or Paul Ryan again? It looks like we have a stadium full of people.   It seems as though campaigns... Read more »

Maybe our national divisions are not so deep after all?

Maybe our national divisions are not so deep after all?
We’ve just come through a bruising national election.  We’ve endured nearly 18 months of insults, rancor, and hate spewing. The opposing sides seem to not have it out of their systems. The Hillary supporters, of which I am one are sore about the outcome of the election. We need to move on and look to... Read more »