What Has To Be Present to Fix Corruption?

What Has To Be Present to Fix Corruption?

If you’ve read my book, The Happiest Corruption, Sleaze, Lies, & Suicide in a California Beach Town, or signed up for my online course, Double Dias: Adventures in Local Government, you’ll have picked up a message that runs through them, and through many of the...
This is What I Love About The Scots

This is What I Love About The Scots

There’s something about Scotland and its people that takes hold of you. Once you go, it never really leaves your heart. Look at how Heather Brooks, an investigative journalist from Edinburgh, Scotland cleaned house at the Houses of Parliament in London. Here’s how her...
Disrupting Corruption

Disrupting Corruption

I have always cringed at labels. Somehow they seem to limit and confine, rather than free and define. It has taken me years, but I have finally grudgingly agreed with a friend that I am one of the “ORIGINAL” Progressives : the ones my Republican grandparents embraced...
Machiavelli

Machiavelli

“…as the physicians say of consumption, in the beginning of the illness it is easy to cure and difficult to recognize, but when it has not been recognized and treated in the beginning, it becomes easy to recognize and difficult to cure. So, it happens in affairs of...
Who Do Your Elected Representatives Work For?

Who Do Your Elected Representatives Work For?

We were taught in civics classes, and the U.S. Constitution states that elected representatives and public officials work for the people. Collectively we have created and own our government institutions and are the ultimate employers of those we elect and those who...