March summary introduced all the organizations selected for the Tweet-O-Rama, and the Random Tweet-O-Rama to pull in the wits of the blah blah world. April summarized the Think-Tank People. In May, I looked at the organizations working to produce a good economy combined with voter rights organizations. With those thoughts in mind, it is logical … Continue reading June 2019
Knows where it is. Long live Mother Jones. They know they cannot fix all of the new forms of corruption destroying American democracy, but they are going to give it a try. You already know this to be their honest work, so click here to make a tax-free donation to the Corruption Project. The goal … Continue reading Looking for Sunshine?
HELP ME At the end of each month, a selection of Tweets by organizations working under general headings are prepared to take a "pulse" of sorts. The Tweet-O-Rama for May 2019 combines messages from the “Fair Economy” and “Protect the Vote” people because the values of a democracy define its destiny. I believe the lack … Continue reading May 2019
Jeff Goodell at Long Now Foundation Jeff Goodell is a journalist focused on energy systems and climate change. At the end of his talk Jeff Goodell was asked what he would do with $200 billion. His answer was surprising. He said he would spend it all on finding ways to improve the quality of political … Continue reading Political Waters
Seth Agata, Executive Director JCOPE A modest step toward transparency began implementation in January 2019. Currently overseen by Seth Agata, Executive Director of the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), lobbyists in New York must disclose all the public officials they target. The purpose of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics is … Continue reading The Wrench JCOPE
I call upon you to join this outfit and bring your expertise. I recently met some smart people from RepresentUS-NY who focus on the question of corruption in all its forms and seek to remove its occurrence with the aid of law enforcement and community activism. I want you to join them, get the emails … Continue reading Representanators
A look at the last few years in NYS to go forward. "The examination of people that get swept-up in offering or receiving a corrupt benefit reminds me of the punchline in a joke describing a negotiating process. 'You and I have already decided what you are; now we’re just haggling about the price." The … Continue reading Corruption