Are you Sneaky Smart?

The sneaky smart don’t accept rules on face value and follow them blindly. They will weigh the rules and ponder how they affect them (as well as others). So think through every law carefully. Consider each law in how it affects you (as well as others). Obey laws that make sense and were written to protect and advocate for the people. Recognize laws that were made to favor the divine right of kings to pander to their interests. The key is to recognize the difference and act accordingly. They obey laws that make sense, but they also know when it is time to break the law.


Yes, Virginia, We Still Have Three Branches of Government

The Government has taken the position that the President’s decisions about immigration policy, particularly when motivated by national security concerns, are unreviewable, even if those actions potentially contravene constitutional rights and protections. The Government indeed asserts that it violates separation of powers for the judiciary to entertain a constitutional challenge to executive actions such as this one.


RESPONSE to: Sikh Man Shot in Hate Crime

Police in Western Washington are searching for the gunman who shot a Sikh man this past Friday. The police and the FBI are investigating the shooting as a hate crime. Here’s the response from the India Association of Western Washington. 


Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Are Already in Public Records

There are weekly news and opinion stories coming out regarding breakthrough revelations or protests concerning Donald Trump’s failure to make public his tax returns. While we all wait for Wikileaks to succeed in their call for a leak, there are actually already a several dozen publicly available records from Trump’s holdings.


Making Images With Your iPhone

Nearly everyone has some kind of smartphone these days, and since they all have cameras built in to them, nearly everyone takes pictures these days. You don't need to carry a "real" camera anymore. Just use your phone!

The problem is that nearly everyone simply raises their phone to their eye and snaps away. And most people find that very easy, but there is a whole lot more to making good images than to simply record what's in...


Voting: New Hampshire

Even though same-day voter registration is permitted in New Hampshire, one busload of voters pulling into a polling place would create a spectacle that got some eye-popping, jaw-dropping attention. Same-day voter registration for busloads of illegal voters would not happen. It’s that simple.


Press On

 I took this pic during one of my many walks, going west on 41st Street  (on Library Way) toward the main NYC public library on 5th Avenue. The quotes on the bronze plagues embedded in the sidewalk are the words of great authors, thinkers and journalists. These words inspire me and I’m sure they inspire you too. Let us never forget who we are as a nation. Without a free press, our nation will perish. #PressOn


Red Alert!

Red is a scary color that suggests the Red Scare, red alerts, and red herrings. Senator Joseph McCarthy used Red Scare propaganda to attack communism, socialism and radical leftism. Red alerts are deployed by law enforcement as the most dangerous warning of all. And red herrings? Well, you should know what they are, especially if you’ve read mystery novels. They’re false facts cleverly designed to throw you off track, so you never learn who...