About the theft of the Federal government’s personnel records: sorting fact from fiction

Summary: We're into the phase of the OPM records breach scandal where the US public policy crisis process predictably breaks down into finger pointing and aggressive guessing. Here is a brief on what little we know, and pointers on what we certainly don't know.  {2nd of 2 posts today.} Contents How was it done? What … Continue reading About the theft of the Federal government’s personnel records: sorting fact from fiction

Buying politicans – A “loaves to fishes” miracle, taking place every day in America

Today's quote of the day: What has become of the American nation? Conceived with the vision of liberty and justice for all, we have descended in the clutches of corporate and other special interests to a second world state defined by K Street instead of Independence Square. Our government doesn’t work anymore, or perhaps more … Continue reading Buying politicans – A “loaves to fishes” miracle, taking place every day in America

Democracy in action: vital new legislation passed, but none knows what it is!

The House passed important new legislation on June 26.  The subject was climate change, but it will affect America in a million impossible to anticipate ways. Of course, Congress does not care.  They have not bothered to read the bill, all 1,092 pages, nor has there been any serious studies to anticipate its consequences.  Two years … Continue reading Democracy in action: vital new legislation passed, but none knows what it is!

Another step away from our Constitutional system, with applause

Summary:  A crisis like we have today tests both out system of government and America's values.  How is our Constitutional regime doing?  Not so well, taking more hits to its already weak superstructure.  Not that many in America care, as we still have cable to watch as our Republic slowly fades away. Systemic failure manifests … Continue reading Another step away from our Constitutional system, with applause

Congress shows us how our new government works

History shows that the superficial forms of government remain long after the essentials have changed. For example, the Roman Empire retained the forms of the Republic long after the Republic's death. Public policy experts, being so close to the object of their study, can be the last to see that a new regime has been … Continue reading Congress shows us how our new government works