Men’s Journal Profile on my last 18 months

Friends, Many have asked what I have been doing since I left MSNBC in June 2012. Men’s Journal’s Mark Healy has been tracking me since before I resigned. He has answers in February’s edition. Please check out  “Revenge of the Cable Guy,” here: #TeamRenaissance

Straight Talk

Opening #TeamRenaissance’s Mailbag   One of my goals for this year is to be better connected to our community. This mailbag is an experiment to strengthen that connection. Straight Talk consists of social media posts (in bold) from my facebook and twitter feeds, followed by your questions & comments . I pick content I believe […]

Happy New Year!

Friends, 2014 is a year to replace sour debates of politics and policy with new ideas for everything from housing, food, fuel and water to music, education and orchestral biology. The 21st Century Renaissance will not grow from policy, politicians or political media. Rather it already is growing from the creativity in our hearts. May the […]

Visiting ‘The View’ on Black Friday

Let’s have DoD undertake a partnering role with the private sector to form and enforce the usage of a web portal for information on separating service members starting 12 months before the exit.

Why Government Programs Often Fail: by James Eaves

Obamacare is just the most recent example of government “solutions” that do more harm than good. Though programs championed by Democrats are continuously characterized by Republicans as failures, you’d be hard-pressed to identify a program implemented by Republicans that’s performed well (consider the “War on Terror”, the “War on Drugs”, ethonol subsidies, No-Child-Left behind…). I […]

Who Do Our Politican’s Work For?

Our politicians claim to be concerned about our health, our freedom and our security. Yet they are financed by those who profit from our sickness, our vulnerability and our insecurity.

The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same

Private industry lobbyists wrote Obamacare and Dodd-Frank for their benefit. To this day, they continue to try to modify to legislation to their benefit. They even write the actual laws! Here’s the latest egregious example. Citigroup wrote—and got the Congresspeople in its pocket to pass—a law that lets banks trade derivatives with regular depositors’ money. […]

High-Tech Troops and Low-Tech Transition

In speaking to the CEO of a major US energy company, as he reflected on the upcoming turnover of a huge population reaching retirement age, he said he would love to search a data to assess people and make offers to go to his plants- meaning a real job, one that brings with it a livelihood. Today, he has to put up posters, put out ads, or send representatives to every base.