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Hackers, Press Releases and Millions

Blayne Davis | Posted 08.20.2015 | Crime
Blayne Davis

Gordon Gekko said it best in Oliver Stone's classic Wall Street, "The most valuable commodity in the world is information." Indeed, that's true, but of course, the ruthless insider trader played by Michael Douglas implored his young protégé Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) to take it a little bit further.

Supportive Housing Summit Moves Us Forward

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

It is clear supportive housing will continue to grow and adapt. It is enlightening to learn just how far our partners are going to transform the traditional view of supportive housing, pushing envelopes to ensure housing and services meet the needs of our most vulnerable populations.

Mine! Mine! Mine! Keeping Your Business Monies Straight

Mark Steber | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Ever feel like you are part of that scene from a movie where the seagulls are fighting over a crab only it's your money and you are trying to keep a scrap of it? Here are some strategies to help you keep what is yours and ensure what you have collected for others is handled properly.

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

Will Health Coverage Translate Into Getting Health Care?

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

It's time to rally support for this critical expansion of health care access, and let members of Congress know they need to find a way to get it done... or they'll have a lot of explaining to do.

Federal Judge's Decision Closes Black Farmers' Lawsuit, Leaves Some Disappointed

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

A federal judge's recent ruling has finally settled outstanding issues in the black farmers' long-running lawsuit, nearly 30 years after I first sta...

Bully in the Federal Workplace

Jim Moore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Whether they are on the staffs of senators or congressmen, or work in the myriad halls of cabinet departments and federal agencies, a large number find themselves on the short end of the stick with little recourse.

Cruising Through Terrible Traffic Tuesday With Telework RoI

Cindy Auten | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Cindy Auten

As you avoid the fender bender to the left and the five-mile backup to the right, the results page reminds you of the many reasons to offer employees the option to telework.

Ransomware Computer Virus Poses Financial Threat to Computer Users

Reno Charlton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Reno Charlton

Over recent years, computer and broadband related technology has come a long way. This has resulted in both consumers and individuals becoming increas...

Self-inflicted Wounds: New Alaska Laws Reject Statehood

John Aronno | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.

WSJ Gets It Right -- Highlights Italy Probe of Soccer Clubs, Ignores FTC Probe of Oil Price Fixing

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media
Raymond J. Learsy

That an issue of this importance is being virtually ignored by our press is mind-boggling to say the least, and one has to wonder what nefarious influences the oil industry and its moneyed interests are able to bring to bear.

Proposed Changes in the Federal Government's Employee Charitable Giving Program Are Hopelessly Flawed, Will Result in Massive Loss of Funds to Charities

Steve Delfin | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Steve Delfin

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - Thanks to the generosity of Federal employees, who donate through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), nearly $7 billion of un...

The IRS Is Also Abusing 'Marijuana'

Rob Kampia | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Long before the IRS began singling out groups with the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their names, "marijuana" was a political buzzword that elicited special attention from the IRS.

Health Care for 1972?

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Our challenge is to get out of the 1972 mindset, and create a system of care for the present and beyond that offers a range of financial options to protect individuals and families from having to spend all of their assets to pay for long-term care needs.

Obama Seeks To Cut Vocational Education -- What Does That Mean?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.14.2011 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Sayre Quevedo Career and technical ed...

Not 'So Be It'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

We need to get our priorities right: to invest in babies ahead of bankers and to make tough choices based on real national security needs -- our human capital.

Best Books For Federal Leaders In 2010

Tom Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's that time of year when many publications produce their lists of the best books from 2010. I'm going to embrace the concept of a list and share wi...

The Great GOP Nat'l Debt Machine

Joe Vecchio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Vecchio

President Obama should get the Bush tax cuts back and pay down an enormous chunk of the national debt.

Friday Talking Points [143] -- Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Appeal?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[OK, that was rather a fun title to write, but I have to at least begin with a warning that, while today's column is almost completely Obama-centric i...

Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...

Holder's Baby Step On Medical Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's plan is good news for medical marijuana advocates, but although this is a historic shift in the War on Drugs, it does not go far enough because it does not resolve the illogic of the underlying legal issue.

SBA Goes to Federal Court of Appeals to Withhold Phone Records

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Anytime you want to look at what the Small Business Administration is doing, you have to go to federal court to get it. Clearly they have something to hide.

Let Them Drink Beer

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was a news item today about a group of college presidents who have signed on to an effort to "rethink" the drinking age in America. While not e...