Category Archives: Governance

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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Seeming Failure to Curtail Fake News Twitter Sites Operating in 2016

We’ve posted this report in our Wake Me blog, but it also points to a core cybersecurity problem we all need to be aware of — via Seeming Failure to Curtail Fake News Sites Operating in 2016

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Plain Talk About How We Think About Our Largest Island Colony

I’m posting this in PottersWeal.com rather than Wake Me When We’re Great Again because Yarimar Bonilla’s op-ed in the Washington Post really addresses the issue of how the USA treats its colonies (and, to a lesser extent, how some US … Continue reading

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Washington Post: Central American Security Conference Scrapped amid U.S. Tensions with Guatemala, El Salvador

Another triumph of American diplomacy. Thanks Secretary Pompeo — https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/central-american-security-conference-scrapped-amid-tensions-with-guatemala-el-salvador/2018/09/07/03571c6c-b2fd-11e8-a810-4d6b627c3d5d_story.html National Security Central American security conference scrapped amid U.S. tensions with Guatemala, El Salvador Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, center, places a sash on Gen. Manuel Pineda Saravia, right, during the … Continue reading

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