Cyber Attacks a Growing Threat to US Business and National Security Bennet Kelley September 15, 2011 The past few weeks have seen a series of cyber attacks against the U.S. government (including penetrating the CIA and US Senate websites); Gmail accounts for U.S. officials, Chinese activists and journalists; multiple defense contractors including Lockheed Martin;international bodies …
The 2010 election will be remembered as the Seinfeld of American politics. With one exception, the election results are a lot like the sitcom which was famous for being about nothing.
Since this election clearly impacts the well being of all Americans, Surgeon General Benjamin can issue warnings to be placed in voting booths across the country. Given that time is short and this is somewhat of a “unique” interpretation of the Surgeon General’s role, I have taken the liberty to list a few warnings that Dr. Benjamin might want to consider.
JUST SAY NO POWERPOINT
The 2010 Election: America’s Aretha Franklin Moment September 29, 2010 With the increasing chance of Republicans taking control of at least one house of Congress, I hereby invoke the little-known right of a columnist to channel R&B singer Aretha Franklin to deliver a simple message to the voters of America on this important election: Think! …
Listening to Boehner and then seeing a clip of Paul Broun (R-GA) referring to the Civil War as the “Great War of Yankee Aggression”, it struck me how increasingly being a Republican today means having not only a distinct political ideology but your own highly sanitized amusement park version of history.
Boomers and the Tea Party: The Last Hurrah for Soldiers of Misfortune July 19, 2010 The plight of the aging baby boomers can be summarized by an old joke about how to get a small fortune: “Start with a large fortune.” The children of the Greatest Generation inherited an economic and military superpower unrivaled in …
If the election of President Obama was the embodiment of hope, this election is the embodiment of all that is wrong with the state’s political process. Instead of “Change You Can Believe In,” we face “Continued Decline You Can Count On”.
Only two years ago, John McCain refused to allow his campaign to be a platform for bigotry by telling supporters that then-Senator Obama was “a decent family man” who they need not fear as president. Now it is time for House Minority Leader Boehner to back away from his “Armageddon” fear mongering and tell us who most represents American values – Gabby Giffords or a terrorist? Who should we be most proud of, civil rights hero John Lewis or the tea bag protester who called him a “nigger”? It is not enough for Boehner to say these actions are wrong, if he leaves unchecked the hatred his party so diligently pollinated.
The President has embraced this crucible, but needs to remind Congress and the nation that we cannot escape history and ultimately the decisions that we make in the coming months are not about 2010 but where we will be in 2020 and beyond.
Stonewall Shelby and the Party of “NO” February 7, 2010 As Washington is paralyzed by the “snowpocalypse,” images of the city’s majestic monuments in a sea of white snow bring back fond memories of my years there. Eventually Mother Nature or the D.C. government will clear away the snow, but even then Washington will remain …
Democrats need to make it abundantly clear that they hear the cries of PTA parents of Main Street and not the AIG barons of Wall Street. More importantly, they must become a voice for them by taking on and fighting the Goliaths who got us into this mess.
Brown’s numbers will fall as the race is cast as a battle between a Clinton-esque new Democrat and Brownosaurus Rex—the sequel to the Obama-McCain generational battle. Unlike McCain, however, Brown must contend with the fact that approximately one-third of the electorate came of age after he left office.
The party has become afflicted with paranoia and outright derangement over President Obama spinning into a political tantrum that would make Christian Bale blush and which has only highlighted how out of touch the party had become.