Category Archives: Governance

At Last! An Understandable ICE Policy

News in Brief from The Onion ICE Opens Interdimensional Detention Center To Indefinitely Imprison Immigrants Across Infinite Number Of Multiverses Today 11:36am BRANE MULTIVERSE 378-C—In an effort to better comply with recent moves to abolish limits on migrant detention, ICE … Continue reading

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Knee-Capping Core Responsibilities of Critical Federal Agencies (yet again)

From Catherine Rampell’s column in the on-line Washington Post <https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-draining-the-swamp–of-needed-experts/2019/08/08/7ec457e4-ba12-11e9-a091-6a96e67d9cce_story.html&gt; , print edition on August 9th, 2019. Opinions For Trump and his cronies, draining the swamp means ousting experts Mick Mulvaney at the Justice Department in Washington on July 11, … Continue reading

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Even Worse News about the Bureau of Land Management

Climate and Environment Trump’s pick for managing federal lands doesn’t believe the government should have any Weashington Post Online < https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/trumps-pick-for-managing-federal-lands-doesnt-believe-the-government-should-have-any/2019/07/31/0bc1118c-b2cf-11e9-8949-5f36ff92706e_story.html > By Steven Mufson July 31 President Trump’s pick for managing federal lands doesn’t think the federal government should … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Governance, Resource Management

Gerry Mander

Ah yes gerrymandering. Only the R’s do this, right? See attached lest we forget the father of all modern gerrymandering. After the election de Lugo won in 1980 Phil Burton gave us room in his office to use during the … Continue reading

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Another good one to toast. . .

From the Washington Post  When you make your list of heroes, save a spot for Ernest Fitzgerald: smart, fearless, witty. Makes James Comey (whom I like) look like sort of a doofus. He also gets bonus points for continuing to … Continue reading

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Playing Catch Up in the War Against Domestic Terrorism

This article from Janet Reitman appeared in the NY Times Magazine — I’d urge you to read it there (in hard copy or the link here —<https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/03/magazine/FBI-charlottesville-white-nationalism-far-right.html&gt; — for the graphics, but the information is important enough that I thought … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Bay Program version 1.0, 35 Years Ago

This is the Chesapeake Bay Program that was voluntary and did not work. Celebrating 35 Years of Restoration In 1983, a partnership was born with the signing of the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement The Chesapeake Bay Agreement is signed on … Continue reading

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