Nelson Mandela Dead At 95: Obama Orders Flags At Half-Staff

In the wake of the passing of Nelson Mandela, President Obama issued a proclamation that flags be flown at half staff. Here is the proclamation: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of…

Drake’s Bay Oyster Company: Big Environmentalists Pick On American Family Farm

The Drake’s Bay issue is one I’ve largely ignored, but after meeting Kevin Lunny on my own, as I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and then trying to…

CPUC Audited By Federal Government To Determine Compliance In Wake Of San Bruno Explosion and Fire

Weeks after City of San Bruno officials raised serious concerns about the ongoing turmoil within the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Administrator of the Pipeline…

Voting Rights Act Upended By U.S. Supreme Court; GOP In Trouble

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court, on a 5-4 vote, in deciding the case Shelby County v. Holder, elected to basically kill the Voting Rights Act, and put the whole…

NFL Non-Profit-Status Wrongly Targeted By Sen. Tom Coburn

Say, NFL, looks like Senator Tom Coburn may be pissed you’re not giving enough money to the GOP. The NFL is a private, non-profit organization. Repeat: the NFL is a…

Violence Against Women Act 2013 Reauthorization Full Text

President Obama signed The Violence Against Women Act 2013 Reauthorization into law just about 25 minutes ago. The law is quite extensive, and every American should take time to read…

Obama Agrees To Sequester; Impact On California

The Budget Control Act Of 2011’s budget cutting measures were signed into action Friday March 1st before midnight, by President Obama. It means that $85 billion of cuts will go…

U.S. Economic Growth At 2.2 Percent: What The Numbers Mean

On Friday, reports were that the U.S. Economy grew at a rate of 2.2 percent. And while many reports say that economists expected that rate to be higher – 2.6…

Barry Bonds Sentenced To House Arrest For Federal Conviction

Barry Bonds, the Former San Francisco Giants Slugger, got off easy in today’s sentence for Federal Conviction of obstruction of justice. Bonds was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest,…

Occupy Oakland Wrong On Port Of Oakland Protest

At first, the Occupy Movement, and it’s offshoots including Occupy Oakland, the best known of them other than Occupy Wall Street, started with a noble purpose, bringing attention to the…

Susan Boyle, Venus Williams, Kevin’s Smith’s Weed, Eric Cantor

While the news about Susan Boyle and Venus Williams was unfolding, I was asking Kevin Smith a question for CNN.com, and thinking about Hurricane Irene not being “too hyped.” I’m…

Citizen’s Trash is Federal Treasure

The Federal Government has once again stomped on the Constitution. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are now allowed to search through the trash of citizens in America – without…

Federal Government Shut Down

Well, this is definitely a big deal topic. Wish it was possible to do more than just blog – as a journalist it would be so ideal to be able…