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USA Doesn’t Need More Security, It Needs Smarter Security

During my early December trip to Washington DC and New York the streets were crowded and restaurants were packed with Holiday Celebrants. San Bernardino dominated the news but none of the travelers or "locals" I met seemed overly concerned. None where concerned enough to change their plans. My random sampling of opinions found no widespread fear -- just a desire for smarter government security rather than just more government security.

2021-02-01T16:19:05+00:00December 18th, 2015|0 Comments

A Private Sector Cure for a Terminally Ill Veterans Administration

The Veterans Administration Health Care System is terminally ill. It is afflicted, House VA Committee Chair, Jeff Miller, says with a "culture of corruption, lying and cheating". Chairman Miller believes the culture problem is so severe "no amount of legislation can fix it". The culture is a cancer on the organization –metastasized or worse. It requires immediate and radical organizational disruption – analogous to surgery and corporate chemo plus radiation! It is time to clean house at VA Health Care

2021-02-01T11:15:24+00:00September 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Here’s How to Solve the VA Health Care Crisis

VA Health System began as the fulfillment of a moral guarantee made to American veterans since Revolutionary War to care for them when they could not care for themselves. Fast forward a century. There is a strong social safety net - Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, Social Security Disability, Social Security Retirement, Food Stamps and Unemployment Insurance - available to all Americans. The vast majority of our veterans are citizen soldiers. Why not consider integrating rather than duplicating these programs?

2021-02-01T16:21:35+00:00September 19th, 2014|0 Comments

California Urban Areas Must Link Land Use & Water Supply

Water conservation is everyone's responsibility and it's everyone's opportunity. Each of us can make it a habit to use water more thoughtfully but – as importantly – we must challenge our elected leaders to work across the silos of 20th century government to address our 21st century water challenges holistically – the greater good of the greater many.

2021-02-01T12:27:39+00:00April 3rd, 2014|0 Comments