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Perverting the Purpose of Congressional Oversight

Early in my son's elementary school career I routinely got notes from his teachers asking me to stop by the following morning. "What happened," I would ask him? I'd listen to his story. The next morning I would talk with the teacher. Only after I'd heard both sides, I'd make up my own mind about

FISA PRIMER

The media frequently mentions the "FISA Courts" while reporting on National Security Agency (NSA), FBI and other intelligence activities that may involve US citizens. Below is a brief description of the court's purpose and how it works.

Time for a Four Star Cyber General

Cyber is everywhere in our lives today and it is our greatest strategic weakness. In this war of bits, bytes, and the dark web, there is no "frontline" and Congress is not doing its job: Building an army to protect you and I – the American people – from a nefarious global network of economic terrorists.

A Crucial Balancing Act: DACA and Enhanced Border Security

Securing the border along with resolving the legal status of Dreamers who have been living in the shadows of America for many years would build public confidence in the government's ability to manage our immigration system. Public confidence is the necessary pre-requisite to a comprehensive 21st century immigration reform plan.

Honor Orlando with One Small Step toward Unity of Purpose

After I turn off the lights each night, I repeat the basic prayer of my faith followed by a brief, extemporaneous chat with God. It was just after 1 AM Sunday morning when I asked God to do what he can to achieve peace on earth. At that very moment the largest mass shooting in

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.

NSA Leak Case = Metaphor For US Government – Incompetent

The NSA leak case is just a metaphor that describes the entire US Government in a single word – incompetent. USA – the Super Power more like the Super Mouse! Super Mouse - the entire diplomatic, law enforcement and intelligence community of the United States cannot corral one 30 year old computer hacker!

Marco Rubio Says “Enforce Existing Gun Control Laws”

Senator Marco Rubio says“We need to enforce the gun control laws on the books today. That will help to stop gun violence.” Huh? With all due respect, Senator, are you serious? The CDC reports 30,000 gun related deaths a year in US. Isn't that an epidemic?