December 11th marks ten years since Ponzi-king Bernie Madoff made his perp walk into the U.S. District Courthouse in Manhattan. Last month, the Justice Department announced that over 24,000 of Madoff’s victims will begin receiving payments totaling $772.5 million. It’s the tip of the iceberg. In all, nearly $4 billion will be dispersed from the… Read More


As Congress struggles to enact legislation that will bring tax relief to the rich and obliterate healthcare for the not-so-rich, another battle is brewing beneath the Swamp; the never-ending struggle to decimate the lusterless policies that affect the lives of ordinary Americans. Policies put in place to protect us no matter what our political persuasion… Read More


Once again, our fearless leader has insinuated himself into the national dialogue. Don’t get me wrong, the president is entitled to his opinion, just as you are or I am. The difference, however, is that when words are impulsively spouted by someone in a position of leadership, the message being conveyed sometimes sounds ominous. While… Read More


Attorney General Jeff Sessions is on a roll and, it would appear, hell-bent on keeping his job. Making his best effort to please his boss and rid himself of the taint associated with his recusal from the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, he has instructed the anti-trust division of the Department of Justice to put the kibosh… Read More


The behavior of UCLA Bruins basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill, who were arrested in China last week and charged with shoplifting a pair of expensive sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou came under further scrutiny prior to their departure amidst reports that the three may have been involved in… Read More


Someone needs to cloak Mr. Trump in a copy of the Constitution. The Emperor clearly needs new clothes. Whether one agrees with the president’s political philosophy – or lack thereof – Republican and Democratic leaders must remind him that the Constitution provides for the separation of powers: the Executive Branch, the Judicial, and the Legislative.… Read More


Backroom wrangling over financial transactions between government agencies and big business is not unheard of. It is, however, suspect when it involves “no-bid” contracts. Such deals are pretty straightforward: “Our city, state…  island… has a job that needs to be done. Tell us how much it will cost and we’ll sign a contract to let… Read More


Are Senators Bob Corker of Tennessee, Jeff Flake and John McCain of Arizona, and Nebraska’s Ben Sasse the only honest Republicans on Capitol Hill? It appears so. They seem to have more testosterone flowing through their bodies than the remaining male Republican members of both Houses of Congress combined. And they appear to be the… Read More


Donald Trump’s approach to leadership appears to be as scattershot as a Jackson Pollack action painting. There is a difference. One has method. The other madness. Both men begin with an empty canvas. Both their efforts assault our senses. Both beg us to question whether we should concern ourselves more with intent versus content. Pollack… Read More