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Diane M. Grassi is an investigative journalist and reporter providing topical and in-depth articles and analysis on U.S. public policy and governmental affairs, including key federal and state legislation as well as court decisions relative to the public interests of average Americans. Ms. Grassi sticks to the facts on myriad issues, often given short shrift by the mainstream press and broadcast media. With a passion for holding U.S. lawmakers and government officials accountable for their legislative and policy decisions, Ms. Grassi has an undying resolve to awaken others to these facts in order to promote an educated electorate.

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NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 20, 2013
NFL's Newest Lawsuit Need Not Dim Light on Its Former Disabled In spite of new emphasis on safety for the health of players in the NFL, many disabled and retired players of past generations, or pre-1993, feel like they are still on the outside looking in, with neither the NFL nor the NFLPA doing their bidding for better pensions and health care benefits for them, and essentially left with no representation at all.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Mlb Files Suit On Manner Of Exposed Finances: As Cba Approaches Expiration Given the timing of MLB's lawsuit, could its timing be any worse? MLB is seemingly squandering any goodwill left towards it and chooses to maintain an image of the Big Bad Wolf.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 12, 2010
MLB Gaming Sale of Texas Rangers MLB has invoked its "not in the best interests of baseball" rule, by virtue of the commissioner's charter, as reason to interfere with the proposed sale of the Texas Rangers. And in that effort, it is willing to accept the least lucrative bid made for the club's purchase.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 14, 2010
States Rush to Legalize Sports Betting & Expand Gambling for Revenue How taxpayers can be expected to trust their state governments to invest in struggling enterprises, already in the red, in order to prop up their cash-strapped states, many nearing junk-bond status due to irresponsible governing, remains the $64,000.00 question.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 19, 2010
Baseball, Rawlings Bring New Meaning to Free Trade: Postscript much like the way corporate takeovers can surface rapidly and on a global scale, with what appears as little hands-on management, corporations' goods are then subject to manufacture in far-off lands with little oversight, too.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 3, 2010
Rogue Commissioner: The NBA's David Stern The prevailing precedent Stern created was his steadfast endorsement of the prohibition of legalized sports betting. And he has now seemingly opened Pandora's Box, if but a crack.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 22, 2009
The Fourth Estate is Dying It is crucial that the press remains the watchdog of the people, in order to help dicipher fact from fiction and for it to report the facts.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 15, 2009
MLB Ramps Up Casino Sponsorships How does Major League Baseball oversee sponsorships between it and its teams with casino operations that allow legal sports betting on their premises?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Fallout from Energy Policy Act 2005 Pt. 3 - The Nuclear Option The global economy has but given the U.S. government and in particular in this case, the U.S. Department of Energy, (DOE) an excuse to take the proverbial lid off of sound national security policy which has necessarily dictated U.S. energy policy for decades, until now, for the safety of the American people and the integrity of its critical infrastructure.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Loss of Jamiel Shaw's Life Transcends Sports Had the system worked properly, Pedro Espinoza would not have been let back into the community from which he was supposed to have been deported, and within 24 hours of his release he would not have been able to acquire another handgun, only to murder Jamiel Shaw, Jr.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 5, 2008
Fallout from the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Pt. 2 This Part 2 continuing report further explores this complex and important body of law and exposes the ad hoc and unilateral takeover of not only U.S. energy policy by the federal government but the very delivery system upon which all Americans rely.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 24, 2008
Fallout from Energy Policy Act of 2005 As the direct result of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, no individual state or federal agency will have the jurisdictional teeth to effectively regulate the finances of U.S. public utility assets totaling more than one trillion U.S. dollars.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Saudi Takeover of GE Plastics Flies Under Radar The announcement on May 21, 2007 that the largest public company in the Middle East would be acquiring the world's second largest corporation, and based in the U.S., could not have been less publicized.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 27, 2007
MLB Bats Whittled Down to Uneven Playing Field Scrutiny paid over the past two years upon drug use among MLB players, while having given MLB a black eye, is also convenient as Commission Bud Selig need not address myriad other issues which also play their part in preserving the integrity of the game.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 4, 2007
NAFTA Superhighway Has Giuliani As Key Player Interesting to this story is not only Rudolph Giuliani's involvement with the NAFTA Superhighway, not ever having been publicly addressed, but how a foreign compnay is awarded the building of a mass highway system, versus maintaining it for the first time in U.S. history and negotiated by the law firm of the top Republican candidate running for President of the United States.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 31, 2007
Native American Prospects Hold Key Between Past & Present Although Native Americans entered the world of professional baseball 50 years prior to African Americans, who competed in the Negro Leagues, followed by Jackie Robinson's acceptance into the minor leagues in 1945, there have been less than 50 Native Americans of full Indian ancestry to compete in Major League Baseball since 1897.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 18, 2007
Major League Baseball Profits from New Change in Immigration Law MLB has far more in common with American-based multi-national conglomerates than it does with the idea of inclusiveness, where bottom line profits dictate company policy.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 23, 2007
New Mining Laws Year After Sago Non-Implemented Idly standing by waiting for the federal government to fund the necessary changes in the new mining law or waiting for mine operators to police themselves in the meantime are both unrealistic and foolish premises.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 29, 2006
NCAA Gives New Meaning to Gender-Bias In a world where political correctness has run amok in every facet of U.S. society, why should the NCAA be any different?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Troops Pay Hidden Cost Of Multiple Deployments Far too often American soldiers have been stung by the treatment they have received with respect to their healthcare upon returning stateside.

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