Since June 2013, when Edward Snowden released government documents confirming the existence of various data gathering methods used by the National Security Agency, there has been a lot of discussions surrounding the value of these programs. Many of these same conversations also occurred in 2006 when it was reveled that the NSA was collecting data … Continue Reading →
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There is a new way to look at things these days and it is not about race, but class. The new divide for this country and the rest of the world is no longer skin color. When I look at Alabama and Auburn play football with the world watching and the players are made up … Continue Reading →
Recently-elected members of Congress only came to be reelected.
The key to a free society is how to limit the power of temporary majorities. This can be done by establishing a long-term principle to which members of society agree.
‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ goes The Network line. It captures the general attitude sweeping the world these days.
What makes the city’s problems so hard is the harsh reality of operating a government – any government – in these times.
With Governor’s Snyder’s announcement that an emergency manager is on the way, the time for navel-gazing and re-litigating the past is over. It’s time to finally take strong, even radical, action to fix Detroit. So, what to do now? I do not pretend to have a magic formula. But I think a new mindset is … Continue Reading →
“It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” -Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
Well, the Mayor of Troy and those pesky Tea Party types on the city council are taking a lot of heat for not jumping like addicts at a crack house for $8.4 million in federal money for a transit center. Oh, the foolishness! After all, its free government money, isn’t it? There is no argument … Continue Reading →