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...
What Fuels the Machine? Fear Fuels it and Greed Runs it.

What Fuels the Machine? Fear Fuels it and Greed Runs it.

I tell the story of three political machines in my THE HAPPIEST CORRUPTION: Sleaze, Lies, & Suicide in a California Beach Town. They are focused in different American communities, even in different centuries, but the stories echo through decades and across 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...
The First Amendment

The First Amendment

As my friend, the constitutional attorney says, “There’s a reason the First Amendment is the FIRST amendment in both our state and national constitutions!” It is the most important. That reason has a lot to do with the tyranny the founding fathers were escaping in...