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G. Heath King
by | Jul 1, 2016

“The bombs in Vietnam explode at home,” admonished Martin Luther King at the outset America’s incursion in Southeast Asia. The ensuing carnage from that ill-fated war has taken on new dimensions four decades later in the aftermath of Bush’s equally…

by | Oct 1, 2013

Recently, NASA announced that its spacecraft Voyager I, which was launched in 1977 during the Carter administration, has left our solar system and is hurtling into interstellar space. Voyager is currently an astonishing 11.6 billion miles from Earth.  While Voyager’s scientific…

by | Sep 11, 2013

The Pentagon has been preparing for “a punitive strike” on Syria to degrade its chemical weapons capabilities and deter any further use of those horrible weapons.  The Navy has dispatched a fleet of four destroyers and a submarine all with…

by | Aug 8, 2013

It was the year 2045 and America no longer manufactured anything. The GNP was now based entirely on the service industry. The value of the U.S. dollar had slumped to an all-time low. The yen and euro now ruled the…

by | Aug 5, 2013

Congress is going on vacation for the entire month of August… again! The lawmakers’ “summer recess” is an annual tradition that neither the troubled economy, the continuing sequester, nor the urgent need for immigration reform will change. All that proclaimed…

by | Jul 22, 2013

They were formally summoned into court in Sanford, Florida, in early June without being accused of any crimes or misdemeanors. For many of them, it was their first time in a courthouse, much less a courtroom.  Once in the courthouse,…

by | Jul 2, 2013

Former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon wants to make sure college athletes get big cut of the revenues they generate for their colleges. He is the plaintiff in a class action antitrust lawsuit pending in federal court in Northern California…

by | Jun 4, 2013

The federal law establishing our military justice system, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), was enacted in 1950. With relatively minor changes made by Congress in 1968 and 1983, it has served as the charter for justice and “good…

by | Mar 25, 2013

Strange as it may seem in today’s stalemated environment, Congress is capable of acting quickly when spurred on by crises or scandals: The U.S.A. Patriot Act in response to September 11, the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act in response to major corporate…

by | Feb 22, 2013

A friend tells me he is sick and tired of living by a strict budget. So, he’s decided to model his family’s budget on the federal budget format.  He explained to me how simple the transition would be. First, he…

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