CLBR #327: Alissa Quart, Author of Squeezed – Why Our Families Can’t Afford America
Cyber Law and Business Report / economy / Income Inequality

CLBR #327: Alissa Quart, Author of Squeezed – Why Our Families Can’t Afford America

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
Alissa Quart, Author of Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS     WMR iTunes Podbay Spreaker Stitcher We are belatedly posting the final segment from our Miami Book Fair author’s series with my discussion taped this fall with Alissa Quart, author of Squeezed:…

The Assange Indictment: Seven Things to Know
Cyber Report

The Assange Indictment: Seven Things to Know

Originally posted on Cyber Report:
Yesterday, the Justice Department unsealed its 2018 one-count indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. #1 – The Indictment Charges Assange with Conspiring to Hack Classified Files The indictment, which was filed under seal in federal court in Virginia on March 6, 2018, alleges that: On or about March 8, 2010,…

Santa Monica Spending Millions to Appeal Challenge to At-Large Districts
California / Santa Monica / Voting Rights Act

Santa Monica Spending Millions to Appeal Challenge to At-Large Districts

I have been appalled seeing the Santa Monica City Council spend millions fighting a lawsuit challenging the city’s at-large voting district under California’s Voting Rights Act and moving forward on a multi-million dollar appeal of the trial court’s ruling invalidating the City’s at-large districts. Former Santa Monica Mayor Mike Feinstein wrote a column this week … Continue reading

An All Too Early List of the Top Six Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidates that Will be Proven Wrong in a Few Months or So — The Musing Corner
2020 Election / Amy Klobuchar / Bernie Sanders / Cory Booker / elizabeth warren / Kamala Harris / Kirsten Gillibrand

An All Too Early List of the Top Six Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidates that Will be Proven Wrong in a Few Months or So — The Musing Corner

An assessment of the initial list of “top tier” Democrats running in 2020 from “The Musings Corner”.  Expect this list to change as other candidates announce but it is an earnest attempt to address the candidates on the issues. Is it just me or is this upcoming presidential election starting up early, like unusually early. … Continue reading

Sanders’ 2020 Campaign Begins With Another Dodge on Venezuela
2020 Election / Bernie Sanders / Foreign Policy

Sanders’ 2020 Campaign Begins With Another Dodge on Venezuela

As Senator Bernie Sanders began his media tour during the first week of his 2020 Presidential campaign, questions about his position on Venezuela began to dog him as the political crisis in the Latin American nation deepened. In an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos on February 19th, Sanders refused to join other Democrats in condemning Venezuelan … Continue reading

Joint Declaration by 58 NatSec Officials Rejects Trump’s Phony Emergency
donald trump / Foreign Policy / Immigration / National Security / Trump Administration

Joint Declaration by 58 NatSec Officials Rejects Trump’s Phony Emergency

A roster of former national security officials that include Secretaries of State, Defense and Homeland Security, a CIA Director and Director of National Intelligence and National Security Advisors under both Democratic and Republican administrations have issued a joint declaration denouncing President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall.  The group stressed that “[w]e are … Continue reading

First Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s Emergency Declaration
Constitution / donald trump / Immigration / Trump Administration

First Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

On Friday President Trump declared an emergency under the National Emergencies Act in order to fund construction of a border wall.  In a bizarre Rose Garden press conference, President Trump explained “I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster.” Within … Continue reading

It is Time to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable on Human Rights
Human Rights / Saudi Arabia / Trump Administration

It is Time to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable on Human Rights

  It is Time to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable on Human Rights Jailed Activists Need Our Help January 31, 2019 Link It has been 118 days since U.S. resident and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul at the direction of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (knowns as … Continue reading

CLBR #326:  Mark Leibovich and Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times
Cyber Law and Business Report / Sports

CLBR #326: Mark Leibovich and Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times

Mark Leibovich, Author of Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS WMR iTunes Podbay Stitcher We continue our Miami Book Fair author’s series with my discussion taped this fall with fellow New Englander and Patriots fan Mark Leibovich, author of Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times. From the Publisher: From the … Continue reading