Meacham Optimistic America Will Win the Battle for its Better Angels.

As published by The National Press Club's The Wire on June 23, 2018 June 20, 2018 | By Kristina S. Groenning | ksgroennings@pbs.org Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham told a June 20 Book Rap audience that Time magazine's request for his thoughts on the violence in Charlottesville, Va. led to the thesis for … Continue reading Meacham Optimistic America Will Win the Battle for its Better Angels.

PAC’s are Beginning to Influence the School Board Election in Indian River County, FL.

  A Political Action Committee (PAC) is an organization that raises money privately to influence elections or legislation.  One PAC can contribute to another PAC.  That's what's been happening in the School Board race for the School District of Indian River County (SDIRC). As you can see from the above flow chart we "followed the … Continue reading PAC’s are Beginning to Influence the School Board Election in Indian River County, FL.

Why Did the School Board of the School District of Indian River County, FL Basically Shut Down Public Comment?

Free Bing Image: YouthBanks International Network WikiHow: "Speaking out at community, town or school board meetings is as American as apple pie. Local boards provide a glimpse of Democracy at its most basic level. The ability to speak directly to a government board – a city council, a school board, college trustees – is perhaps … Continue reading Why Did the School Board of the School District of Indian River County, FL Basically Shut Down Public Comment?

Spoonbill Marsh, Vero Beach, FL. Issue Two.

Free Bing Image of Nitrogen-glow from Wikipedia.   We have been writing a lot about how Barry Shapiro and Carter Taylor have been making allegations about the legality and environmental faults of Spoonbill Marsh and how on April 12, 2018 Barry Shapiro wrote: “I make no bones about it when I admit that my personal goal … Continue reading Spoonbill Marsh, Vero Beach, FL. Issue Two.

Standford Erickson: “Taking a Knee at an NFL Football Game.”

You could not be drafted for the Viet Nam war until the age of 26 but I was drafted when I was 25 and 9 months. Most of my fellow graduate students who were drafted did not serve. They went to Canada, had bone spurs or said they were “gay”.  You would get out of … Continue reading Standford Erickson: “Taking a Knee at an NFL Football Game.”

Sherry Nist Corey: Vero Beach, FL Lifeguard Association (VBLA). Life Saving & Public Safety in Need of a New “House of Refuge”

Architectural Drawing of Humiston Park, VBLA “House of Refuge”   Any one out there want to be the hero to Vero Beach residents, visitors & our very hard working public safety organization that protects our beaches 365 days of the year?  The Vero Beach Lifeguard Association (VBLA) is in dire need of a new structure, a … Continue reading Sherry Nist Corey: Vero Beach, FL Lifeguard Association (VBLA). Life Saving & Public Safety in Need of a New “House of Refuge”

Stanford Erickson: Holding Journalists Accountable.

           I worked with some 250 or so journalists as a Bureau Chief in Washington, DC,  Editor in Chief in New York City and a Publisher in New York City and Philadelphia. Most of these journalists would disagree with what I am presenting here. I do not do it lightly because … Continue reading Stanford Erickson: Holding Journalists Accountable.