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April 8, 2024

Emerging Healthcare Procedures Hold Promise for Troops and Veterans

War is covered everyday around the globe in news headlines, and the extent of American foreign policy in those events. Lesser reported is the consistent funding that goes into Veteran healthcare for those who served…

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January 23, 2024

AI: When Business and Science Don’t Mix

Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, is a self-professed techno-optimist and accelerationist. He believes that Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies will usher in a bright future for humanity and that we should do whatever we can…

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January 7, 2024

Donald Trump is a Direct Threat to the U.S. Constitution and Rule of Law - We Must Stop Him

As a 2024 Republican Presidential Candidate, I am appalled at the dumbing down of January 6, 2021 events and the free pass many are giving to the central figure of that tragic day, former President…

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December 19, 2023

New Disclosure Rules Expose Bad Actuarial Finance; Obscures Trillions of Public Pension Debt

Consider a 45-year-old state government employee earning $75,000 per year in a job that provides no retirement benefits. In order to nudge her to save something for retirement, her employer changes her pay package to…

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December 11, 2023

Russia invaded Ukraine out of deep-seated envy of Ukraine’s success and a need to reestablish Russian Orthodoxy—it was not over land, energy, or NATO

Russia did not invade Ukraine for energy, opposition to NATO membership, or control of the Black Sea.  It invaded because Ukraine was doing too well for Russia’s own good—the Prigozhin affair will only strengthen Russian…

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November 24, 2023

Pura Vida, My Time in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Experience. I just spent nearly a month all over the Guanacaste Region on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. I’m in Atlanta now by demand of a woman I love. I’m happy…

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November 6, 2023

A Warning About the Probate Industrial Complex

A well-organized crime wave is sweeping across this country, and it is positioned to devastate a generation. With baby-boomers holding one-half of the nation’s wealth, their money, homes, investments, and family treasures, all thought to…

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November 2, 2023

Time to Reconsider The Mass Incarceration of North Carolina's School Children

Students of color and students with disabilities in North Carolina are disproportionately reported to law enforcement, which is raising concerns about the effectiveness of school resource officers in addressing oppressive actions on campuses across the…

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October 9, 2023

Use Actions, not Words, To Evaluate a Presidential Candidate’s Character

Candidates running for president will stretch the truth or even lie. In 1987, candidate Joe Biden said he graduated in the top half of his law school class when he only ranked 76th out of…

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August 18, 2023

The Rebirth Of Ethics In America

Thirty-five years ago, syndicated columnist Cal Thomas wrote a book entitled, The Death of Ethics in America, citing (among many others) a 1987 Wall Street Journal headline, “Ethics can be nice, but they can be a handicap, some executives declare.” In the…

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August 15, 2023

Was Trump "Right" to Think He Can Get Away With It?

When the story broke about classified documents turning up at Mar-a-Lago, a reporter friend called me and said with exasperation, “Why would he take that stuff?!” My response was, “Why wouldn’t he?” It wasn’t my first quip…