Assigned Airline Seats Are a Scam

As Ann Coulter learned recently, you don’t always get what you want—especially when it comes to airline seats. She had booked a seat with extra legroom on her recent Delta flight, only to arrive and see that flight attendants wanted her to sit in a different seat with extra legroom. … Continue reading

Gobbledygook: How to Navigate the New Laptop Regulations

Yesterday Homeland Security blinked and balked. Instead of banning cabin laptops on flights coming from Europe altogether, as it had been threatening for months, DHS came out with vague regulations which nobody yet understands. In March, DHS completely banned laptops and tablets from ten airports, on all flights entering the … Continue reading

Miami Police 3 Times More Likely to Kill Than New York City Police

An extensive analysis of police homicides found wide discrepancies in the rate of police killings among major metropolitan police departments, when measured against population figures. Contrary to popular belief, New York City—-with a police homicide rate of 1 in 123,529 citizens—-ranks near the top (best, least people killed) of large … Continue reading

Whistleblowers Necessary for a Free Press

In a well-orchestrated effort to get ahead of the story, this week the Obama administration released a trove of secret information about domestic spying and the rules of how the domestic phone records may be accessed and used by intelligence analysts. And yesterday, the president met with congressional leaders to … Continue reading

Squandering the American Dream with Wasteful Spending

Do we really need 234 military golf courses around the world, an $80 million military ski resort in the Bavarian Alps and a parade of unnecessary weapons, ships, and planes?It is increasingly obvious that our enormous untouchable “military” budget is not always being used for our national defense.Likewise, our massive … Continue reading

Kerry Confirmed Secretary of State, Toxic State Jockeying Begins

my original blog began as my attempt to publicly raise the question (by my running for office) : “If a candidate gets more than 90% of his funding from outside the district, will that candidate actually represent the district or will he represent his outside sugar daddies?” Continue reading

Kerry Should Stay in Senate, Romney for Secretary of State

President Obama had lunch yesterday with Mitt Romney and one of the topics they discussed was Romney’s plan for making “government more efficient.” Obama has praised Romney for his work in running the Olympics and for his skills that could lend themselves to making the government work better, said Jay … Continue reading

Debates are Show Business

They are not usually about Issues. In this primary process, they are about Who Is the Best Candidate? Who can Win? Ever since the first televised debate between Kennedy & Nixon, voters have often judged candidates on inconsequential issues… Nixon lost the 1960 debate, and election, because of such trivia … Continue reading

Snob-Obama is Not Just Out of Touch. He’s From Another Planet

This is how the Republicans are trying to define Barack Obama: Too Liberal, Too Out of Touch. “I know what makes people there ‘bitter.’ It’s slick-talking politicians who look down on their beliefs and values.”  Michael Goodwin wrote in Sunday’s Daily News about his small town in Pennsylvania. The well-circulated … Continue reading