The Crazy Case of Michael Cohen

The Michael Cohen case fascinates me.  Here is a lawyer who cut his teeth trying small-time car accident cases inside a Queens, N.Y taxi garage.  He was basically an automotive version of an ambulance chasing, personal injury attorney. Cohen's Taxi and Gambling "Empire" Before joining the Trump Organization, Mr. Cohen, in addition to "practicing" law,…

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Guns: Can America Finally Address this Epidemic?

Already in 2018, there have been more than a dozen school shootings in the United States.  We are only in March. In November 2017, a little over a month after the Las Vegas shooting, we asked "Where is the Outrage?  A Call to End America's Gun Epidemic."  Even though almost 60 people died in that…

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Sexual Assault and Harassment Have No Political Party

Harvey Weinstein opened the floodgates.  Ever since the New York Times reported in early October how Harvey paid off sexual harassment accusers for decades, countless men across political party lines, sexual orientations, and industries have received similar accusations.  Some have found themselves directly under the spotlight of intense public outrage, particularly Roy Moore.  The former…

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The Poet President – Character Traits for All Leaders

All presidents should be poets.  When Senegal elected its first president in September 1960, it did not select a military dictator or communist revolutionary.  Following centuries of European rule, Senegal elected a poet.  Léopold Sédar Senghor became Senegal’s first president after he successfully convinced President Charles de Gaulle of France to grant the country independence. …

Thanksgiving – the Origin of America’s National Holiday

We have all heard the stories of the first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims, Native Americans, Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower - these are stories that have been passed down for generations in America. Many have questioned their validity, inquiring whether a peaceful gathering actually occurred on this day in 1621, filled with turkies and thankfulness. One story…

The Unknown Legislatures that Run America

The American media loves to report on Presidential elections.  From e-mail scandals to birth certificates, West Point admissions to unfathomable hairstyles, the American media will stop at nothing to run another sound bite or story on Presidential elections, even when primary season is in its infancy.  Senate, congressional, and gubernatorial races receive less coverage from…

Curing Climate Change: The Case for a Carbon Tax

There is an easy short and long term cure to climate change: a global carbon tax. Before you gasp at the thought of making businesses pay for the metric tons of carbon (and carbon equivalent emissions like CH4) they emit, and before you rebut this argument by stating that the cost of carbon will only…