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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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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Unrestrained Globalization Will Defeat the American Athlete The sports industry including the U.S.Olympic Committee wishes to change its image from that of competitor to that of being inclusive and politically correct even at the expense of American athletes.
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, 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Designs On Perfect Baby Drives Assistive Repro Industry What started out to be an alternative in enabling women to become mothers has arguably created ethical concerns.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 19, 2006
China Sole Manufacturer of Material for U.S. Missiles During this week’s U.S. visit of China President, Hu Jintao, and his meetings with President Bush, it would be apropos to revisit a deal finalized in 2004, which leaves the U.S. totally dependent upon China for key rare earth metals and their production necessary in the manufacture of the most crucial of U.S. military warfare.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 9, 2006
Breach of Trust Undermines Active & Retired Military The long history of security flaws within the VA does not come as news to many within the Government Accountability Office or within the VA’s Office of the Inspector General. And for that reason, it makes it even more difficult for lawmakers to fathom.
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        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 16, 2006
Offshoring U.S. Patients No Cure For Ailing Healthcare System With more and more corporations adding select foreign hospitals as Preferred Providers to their employees' health insurance plans, it remains difficult for patients to get the necessary information needed to make a reasoned decision on whether to have surgery performed, let alone halfway around the world.
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        Wednesday, August 9, 2006
U.S. Power Grid Unreliability Enabled By Legislation While it seems that most everyone believes that the power grid woes culminated with the rolling blackouts of 2000-2001 in California, the initial concerns with major outages go back to November 1965 when power went out throughout most of the Northeast.
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 19, 2006
New Orleans Remains Problematic for Army Corps of Engineers So far over $20 billion has been allocated by the federal government to assist in New Orleans and Gulf Coast restorations. Yet, such appropriations do not solve the most desperate problem New Orleans faces which is the restoration and reformation of its levee system.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 10, 2006
EU Renews Pressure Over U.S. Airline Ownership Should the latest proposal be adopted, with exception of few areas, all airline operations, including prices, scheduling markets, fleet structure, marketing and alliances have the option of being controlled by foreign investors.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Scathing Report on Air Marshals Reviewed by House Judiciary The report’s acting title: "Plane Clothes: Lack of Anonymity at the Federal Air Marshal Service Compromises Aviation and National Security,” while self-explanatory does not tell the entire story.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Deficit Reduction Act Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Medicaid Could Hurt, Even Kill Citizens A little known new law may penalize the vast majority of law abiding citizens on Medicaid, according to numerous patient advocates, though it was supposedly passed as part of the immigration uproar in congress rather than an attempt to cut down on Medicaid fraud.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 5, 2006
IRS Proposal Allows Income Tax Info To Be Sold According to IRS Commissioner, Mark Everson, the proposed changes actually improve the safeguards of taxpayer information and are “not significant.” But upon closer examination, they increase the chances of identity theft and fraud not only throughout the U.S. but across the globe.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 4, 2006
Congressional Recoil From Latest Dubai Takeover The national security implications of a foreign entity operating key factories that are Department of Defense suppliers might well have demanded the same call for scrutiny from the Congress as the Dubai ports deal.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Free Trade Agreement With Oman Disregards Best Interests of U.S. Since the United States became a party to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994, U.S. construct of the Foreign Trade Agreement (FTA) has changed considerably. Such agreements now have a much more profound impact on state and local economies across the country.

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