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Fraudulent

My friend Jorge had a very close call with a fraudster last month. His phone rang during a nap so Jorge’s mental state was groggy and not at its usual savviness . It was one of those robocalls. The pre-recorded … Continue reading

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Accountable

My pal Jorge took a sip from the coffee mug, sighed, then looked into my eyes. “Jay, are you as thirsty for accountability as I am?” I responded that indeed I was very much so. Jorge said that it looks … Continue reading

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Raw Power

I spotted an often used Martin Luther King, Junior quote in an Internet meme this weekend that struck a chord. “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” We might rightfully believe the … Continue reading

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Anti-Corruption Day

I had just changed some of my American currency into Rupees at the Mumbai airport and tucked the new Indian money away into my wallet.  My sponsor told me to keep Rs 500 in my hand because we would need … Continue reading

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Going Postal (Op Ed)

Hidden just below the surface of many of today’s news headlines in the United States, is the privatization mania that is tempting American movers and shakers. Throughout the years, there have been many attempts to divest the US of our … Continue reading

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The Secret Ballot

Modern day Americans probably give little or no thought at all to the history of the secret ballot.  Many of us may believe that the secret, government provided, uniform ballot has been present in the United States ever since the founding … Continue reading

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General Order Number 11 of 1862

Most of us wince at the mention of generalized bigotry and oppression of minority and ethnic groups within the borders of the United States.  Unfortunately, the history of prejudicial oppression is as old as the Republic, itself.  One of the … Continue reading

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