Brave New Foundation reports: “From 2009 to 2011, 70 percent of retiring three- and four-star generals and admirals left the Pentagon to cash in off jobs with contractors and consulting firms, using their knowledge of the Pentagon and Capitol Hill to reap their own immense profits from public coffers.” Read the report Strategic Maneuvers.
Dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela who died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. He led Africa’s struggle for freedom and justice. A hero to millions, he will be mourned around the world. We the People need to speak truth to power. We need to be heard. We need to […]
The Wall Street Journal points out that by retaining tax cuts for incomes up to $400,000, “Democrats aren’t just accepting, but embracing and extending, at least 98% of the 2001 Bush tax cuts.” Throughout the run-up to the budget deal, I received emails from the White House emphasizing the reasons why the President would have […]
This afternoon I attended Rep. Adam Smith’s salmon bake in Bellevue. I mentioned problems with our military: ex-military generals whose punditry is corrupted by connections to military contractors; cost over-runs and design flaws in the F-35; and our history of supporting the wrong side in conflicts. As always, Smith acknowledges the existence of the problems. […]