Public Policy

January 27, 2023

Revelations that President Biden, like his predecessor Donald Trump, kept unauthorized documents upon leaving office have rocked Washington and dominated the news cycle this week. Regardless of whether the two cases rise to the same level of seriousness, the revelation has been a political gift to Republicans—most voters are not paying close attention to the nuances of the two cases, and it now looks like “all politicians do it.”

January 20, 2023

Revelations that President Biden, like his predecessor Donald Trump, kept unauthorized documents upon leaving office have rocked Washington and dominated the news cycle this week. Regardless of whether the two cases rise to the same level of seriousness, the revelation has been a political gift to Republicans—most voters are not paying close attention to the nuances of the two cases, and it now looks like “all politicians do it.”

December 16, 2022

Holiday get-togethers in Washington often include an eclectic mix of people from all across the political spectrum. Last weekend, my wife and I hosted a dinner with friends that included a high-ranking official from the Bush and Trump administrations, an immigration attorney, a Montgomery County Maryland elementary school principal, and the commanding police officer of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. As you might suspect, political opinions were all over the map…

December 9, 2022

Next week begins SCOA’s Americas Week, and I’ll be appearing on a panel about “Enriching Lives Through Volunteerism” on Thursday; I hope you’ll be able to join. While many of us volunteer in our daily lives, more and more companies, including SCOA, support volunteerism as well as engage in their own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) endeavors.

December 2, 2022

How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was good. The general talk around the table was about how the kids are doing, playoff prospects for the Ravens and Commanders, and any upcoming anniversary, Christmas, or Hanukkah plans. We largely veered away from politics, and had all the normal conversations most families do…except for one. I suspect a discussion about modern-day, neo-Malthusians entered very few, if any, family conservations last Thursday.

November 10, 2022 – Election Edition

When was the last time you sat down inside a McDonalds; went to the mall to shop; or wrote a series of checks to pay your monthly bills? I get it; we all use the drive-through or delivery apps, Amazon, and online banking. We live in a society of convenience—the convenience to eat on the go, to skip the hunt for a parking spot, to avoid stuffing an envelope and finding a stamp. Truth be told, I even voted by mail this year, way back sometime in October.

November 4, 2022

With just a few days to go before Election Day, you’ll still see polls that list a significant number of voters as “Undecided.” Following a months-long campaign, candidate debates, and wall-to-wall commercials, you can’t be blamed for asking yourself, “How this is even possible; who are these people?”