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Wiring regulations

The BS 7671 IEE Wiring Regulations are the national standard to which all of the UK’s domestic, commercial and industrial wiring must conform. As of January 2011, the regulations are in their 17th edition. All wiring must be designed, constructed, tested, inspected and certified to meet the Wi...More...

Does a Candidate Need Good Teeth to Run For Office?

During a break from a heated game of Go Fish with my eight year old daughter, I had inspiration to write an article about the upcoming election. Excitedly, I put down the energy drink I had been guzzling to increase my card playing skills and started to write.Perhaps we should look beyond the campai...More...

How Did California Go Bankrupt?

Why is California bankrupt? Well, that's at least the question that is in the minds of many. There is a constant tirade from the right that says California is bankrupt because of the liberal government, wrong....More...

Animal Farm, and How Do I Get Out of This Vicious Cycle?

I recently read "Animal Farm" by George Orwell, a satirical book in which animals take over a farm and attempt to run it themselves. It is a good book on the surface but it is much better as a conversation starter. Who is responsible when the people are oppressed?...More...

Complaints About 'Any Amount' Screening Quantity Thresholds

Recent complaints about the draft DHS Chemicals of Interest Appendix to the new chemical facility anti-terrorism rules focus on chemicals with 'Any Amount' screening thresholds and their effects on University and Hospital labs across the country....More...

Role of Local Government in Public Services

Public services are common in our daily life, so much so that we don't think about them; however, the services you receive are directly tied to the government you elect. Public services are usually paid for out of tax revenues by local governments and can vary from state to state and even town to t...More...

Don' t They Ever Do The Math In Washington?

This article examines some of the largest Washington jobs programs that have rolled out of our political class in the past few years. By using some simple math concepts, it is apparent that all of these programs have been costly, wasteful, and ineffective, failing to come close to fulfilling their s...More...

Remodeled Socialism

Having jumped into the arena of corrupt and violent politics, how can a new party survive and succeed, needs innovative thinking. Fortunately there is an example to go by....More...

We the People Foundation For Constitutional Education

This article spotlights the "We the People Foundation" for their continued efforts to restore American rights and to hold the federal government accountable to the boundaries set by the Constitution.I would like to acknowledge their efforts with the Clean Elections Lawsuit, the People&apos...More...

How to Impeach an Official

We get to pass judgment on our elected leaders every time they come up for re-election, but occasionally one of them seriously misbehaves. When this happens, it's possible to remove that person from office by a process called impeachment. Laws do make it difficult to impeach an official to ensure th...More...

How to Find Topics for a Women's Conference

More women are striving for and reaching new heights in their careers. As a result, new organizations representing women have been formed. These groups regularly host conferences for women to share best practices and ideas. It gives people a chance to learn from the best and from each other. If your...More...

Obama Missed Out on the Chance to Make History - Text Messaging

Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama promised his supporters that they would be the first to know his running mate turn out to be a savvy but technically unfeasible communication strategy.The Obama camp gambled when they made a high-stake promise. They could have risk a great deal ...More...

Definition of Recession & Depression

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, a recession occurs when a significant economic decline lasts longer than a few months. A depression is generally considered a more severe recession....More...

Fight Over RDAs Continues

Plans for affordable housing development vary widely from state to state. In California, the majority of low-income housing has historically been built through Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs). RDAs focus not just on housing, but overall community rehabilitation, funding improvements in infrastructure,...More...

Political Games

America is gearing up to pick a new and hopefully improved President of The United States. The stakes are high and yet is anyone really asking the right questions? The media seems to be more concerned with sound bites or slips of the tongue or even a fashion statement to define the right person for ...More...