Wanted: A Decider
What do Rupert Murdoch, Barack Obama and Mike Barbour have in common? They each were in the news this week regarding their ability (or inability) to take responsibility. America wants a Decider, but the Constitution requires consensus.
Sunday, June 26, 2011(2 comments)
Repeat. Repeat. Re-what?
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." This is especially true in remembering the 30th anniversary of AIDS and the 40th anniversary of the start of the "Drug War." Lessons and inspirations from these times that are worth repeating by blogger Craig Coogan.
Friday, June 17, 2011(2 comments)
Let the Sunshine in!
June gloom is here! It permeates not just the California coast but across the country in economics, jobs and even foreign affairs. Voters try to change things but nothing changes. What can be done? Craig Coogan takes on this issue in this week's post.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Sit back, relax"this won't take too long
In a rush? Got to get something done on deadline? That's a reality that most of us deal with. Government creates deadlines and then doesn't adhere to them. This article examines deadlines as it relates to commerce, business, budgets, Libya and Afghanistan.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Come Out Come Out - It's bright out here
It's gay pride month. If you're not gay, should you care about gay issues and follow LGBT news? "Come Out Come Out It's Bright Out Here" examines issues surrounding media coverage and the vital need for citizens to follow news outside their comfort zone. Timely, humorous and relevant to everybody.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Shhh....this is secret
We all have secrets. Some more than others. Craig Coogan explores issues of transparency, secrets and hypocrisy from "Glee" through the killing of bin Laden.
Friday, May 20, 2011(3 comments)
Lemons out of Lemonade
Last week Microsoft's 10 year settlement with the Department of Justice ended and Google set aside $500 million for anti-trust issues. Regulation costs each consumer more than $15K per year. Regulation consumes every part of our lives. Blogger Craig Coogan looks at the issue with his unique perspective.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
change change change...
Every day we all deal with change. Rarely do our fundamental beliefs change. Presidents are elected on one set of principles and govern from another. Blogger Craig Coogan examines the impact of change in a personal and political context.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
We all love stories. They're entertaining and good escapism. News stories are now told as video games. Alternate points of view are missing. Blogger Craig Coogan examines freedom of speech at a time when the media speaks with one voice yet celebrates World Press Freedom in Washington.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011(2 comments)
Gotcha - The assassination of Osama has many feeling victorious. Instead the gotcha is that bin Laden got the U.S. to abandon is ideals and principles. And it did so on National Law Day. Blogger Craig Coogan examines the rule of law, the constitution and America's willingness to abandon it.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Divided We Stand
Divided We Stand looks at the "birther" phenomenon via the lens of history as a country that has nearly always been evenly divided. It's fine to disagree, but de-legitimizing the democracy is the consequence. Blogger Craig Coogan uses humor, wit and the Royal wedding to examine the issue.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Praise be to ...
Were you always told that religion and politics don't mix? Well, they do -- and in ways that actually go against the intentions of the Constitution. Craig Coogan tackles these hot-button issues with reverence, humor and common sense.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Do as we say not as we do
It's that time again. Tax time. While Americans do their level best to comply with more than 15,000 pages of regulations the vast majority of the Federal Government either fails or isn't even ready to be audited. Blogger Craig Coogan examines this irony with his usual candor, humor and straight-forward thinking.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Just between you and me...
Privacy in the real world versus Privacy in the digital world is examined in context with President Obama's promise of transparency and the impact of Wikileaks. What role does the media and the public play in issues of openness in a free society? Blogger Craig Coogan once again uses humor, irony and common sense to tackle an important subject.