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Let's Crowdsource to Expose Government Bribe Takers!

img {float: right;} Over $1 trillion per year is lost to corrupt politicians and others. That amount of corruption affects us all. Why don't we crowdsource to publish the names of government bribe takers? It won't cost taxpayers. Who are they? Corruption takes many forms. Show More Summary

Federal agencies are failing when it comes to managing employees throughout their careers

The management of the federal workforce--effectively using talent, providing training, creating opportunities for promotions--can have a profound effect on employee performance and job satisfaction. Based on an analysis of federal survey...Show More Summary

7 Things We White People Can Do When We've Said or Done Something Biased

It's a painful truth that just about everybody has preconceived notions about other people, sometimes based on their racial identity. We whites spend a lot of our lives bombarded with messages in the media and from those around us about...Show More Summary

Profit Sharing: An American Presidential History

Profit sharing recently became an issue in the Presidential campaign with Hillary Rodham Clinton's announcement last month that widespread profit sharing in American business will be one of her key economic ideas in order to address the plight of the middle class. Show More Summary

TRUMP and the Tar Baby

In Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus stories, Br'er Fox strikes out when his plan to catch Br'er Rabbit using a "Tar Baby" backfires. Instead, the "clever" fox traps himself in what he'd created to the point of being totally 'stuck' in a situation from which he cannot free himself, preventing any move that doesn't worsen the situation. Show More Summary

A Year Ago, a Cease-Fire Was Announced in Gaza. But This Boy's Life Had Already Changed Forever.

Thaeer Juda's mother, sisters and brothers passed away a year ago. That day a cease-fire was announced in Gaza. After 50 days of fighting some 1,800 children had become orphans, according to Euro-Mid Observers for Human Rights. Below...Show More Summary

Selective Outrage: Hypocrisy at Its Worst

As a front-runner for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, Hillary Clinton is a legitimate target for close scrutiny. Clinton has a long history ripe for criticism as First Lady, senator, and Secretary of State. What is so striking therefore in the attacks from the right wing is the paucity of substance in conservative opposition research. Show More Summary

Wise Lessons in Servant-Leadership from Howard University's President

When I was growing up my parents constantly tried to be and to expose us to good role models. Daddy would pile us children into our old Dodge and drive us to hear and meet great Black achievers whenever they came near our small hometown of Bennettsville, South Carolina. Show More Summary

On 'Dumbing Down' the Democratic Debate

There are two stories about why Washington doesn't work. One blames a corrupted process. The other blames Republicans. Corrupted process sorts point to the grotesque inequality that has developed within our political system -- an inequality...Show More Summary

How Surviving Katrina Changed the Meaning of 'Home' for Me

I was 14 years old when Hurricane Katrina ravaged my city, flooded my house and forever changed my world. Growing up in New Orleans, hurricane evacuations weren't uncommon. Every few years, we'd find ourselves at the center of some distant storm's projected path. Show More Summary

Spill the Honey

Today is the 52nd Anniversary of the 1963 August 28th March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom. In a blog on August 22nd, 2015, I wrote: "Much of my memories of that day are more fully described in BEHIND THE DREAM-The Making of The Speech That Transformed A Nation, co-authored with Stuart Connelly. Show More Summary

With Tougher Gun Control Laws, Alison Parker and Adam Ward Might Still Be Alive

Alison Parker, 24, will never get married to the love of her life or fulfill her dream of being a news director. Adam Ward's fiancee will never wear the wedding dress that was delivered on the day of his murder. We need to stop easy access to any and all kinds of guns. As of 6:45 AM on Aug. Show More Summary

China, the Stock Market Crash, Scott Walker, and the Wonders of Economic Freedom (A Satire)

As of Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had plummeted nearly 2000 points in a week; more than ten percent of its value had disappeared. A troubling turn of events, for sure. Fortunately, Wisconsin Governor (and Republican presidential...Show More Summary

Did U.S. Pave Way for a Nuclear Iran?

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee addressed his concerns with the Iran Nuclear Deal, pointing out that Iran poses a threat to the stability in the Middle East as well as the security of Israel. Senator Corker claims that if the...Show More Summary

The Long Walk of Moms and Dads After Overdose

It's a hard road, the one that we walk after our children die from a drug overdose. It's a walk that numbs your feet from the miles of isolation and grief. So many Orange County moms and dads are on this road now, too many of them. I'm only one of thousands. Show More Summary

Asian Anchor Babies? Some Numbers and Perspective

Originally posted at AAPI Data In a recent press conference, Jeb Bush clumsily (and erroneously) said that the phenomenon of so-called "anchor babies" was "frankly, more related to Asian people." As others have noted, the phenomenon of...Show More Summary

Obama Unhappy With Congress Over Export-Import Bank & Budget

By, Siraj Hashmi How do issues like re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank and passing a balanced budget impact millennials? If you're a millennial looking to get a good job in a strong economy or even start a business on your own,...Show More Summary

NLRB Joint Employer Ruling, Good for Workers and Businesses

The National Labor Relations Board in the Browning-Ferris Industries case revised standards for determining joint-employer status on Thursday. The Board found that Browning-Ferris Industries was a joint-employer of workers hired by a contractor to staff the company's recycling center. Show More Summary

A Katrina Anniversary Tribute: To a Truly Resiliant New Orleanian

I did not realize ten years ago this week that, I would never again live in New Orleans, but I am astonished that after so many years I cannot talk about this anniversary of Hurricane Katrina without my voice cracking. That said, I am...Show More Summary

Is Wyden on the Path to War?

Efraim Halevy, former director of the Mossad (Israel's Central Intelligence Agency), recently spoke out about the deal with Iran: "What is the point of canceling an agreement that distances Iran from the bomb?" That is the exact question...Show More Summary

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