Posted onSeptember 22, 2016|Comments Off on The Hill: Trolling the bottom: How facts got trumped by volume
This piece in The Hill discusses the current, unfortunate state of discourse in America. It discusses “trolling” as it’s commonly seen in social media, but also examines it as a dangerous social construct that has resulted in a breakdown in trust and socialization throughout the world.
Posted onSeptember 19, 2016|Comments Off on The Hill: Words matter: How politicians politicize terror attacks
Please read and share the piece I wrote in The Hill on September 18, 2016 regarding the terror attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota over the weekend, and questions about the honesty of the language used by local political leaders to brief the public on them.
Ben Mannes was a three-segment guest on the John Cardillo show, mornings on 880 WBIZ Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. John is a former NYPD officer and radio personality specializing in political commentary. Ben and John talk about Ben’s latest articles in The Hill, BLM and Public Corruption for 25 minutes.
Phone interviews are hard, but I will stop in and do the show live on my next trip to South Florida.
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Posted onAugust 31, 2016|Comments Off on Philly Voice: Philly needs ‘massive external event’ to overcome deep-seated corruption
The Philly Voice provided great local coverage by Michael Tanenbaum of my piece in The Hill on Philadelphia’s explosion of corruption. This in-depth piece outlined the issue in great detail and seeks to motivate local readers into creating necessary checks and balances for local elected officials.
Posted onAugust 30, 2016|Comments Off on The Hill: Why Kaepernick, Beyonce and Black Lives Matter fail to understand cops
My latest piece in The Hill focuses on the needed clarification of roles so that the public can best understand what law enforcement does, and what roles are best left to social services to avoid deadly misunderstandings on the street.
Posted onAugust 29, 2016|Comments Off on The Hill: All corruption is local in Philadelphia
On August 29, 2016, The Hill has published the conclusion of my series on public corruption, with this piece that details the ridiculous ‘culture of corruption’ in Philadelphia. Over the three-article series, ethics issues at the State Attorney General’s Office and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office were highlighted…raising the question as to who (other than the FBI) enforces corruption in America’s fifth largest city if both the state and local prosecutors are potentially compromised.
Posted onAugust 24, 2016|Comments Off on The Hill: Pennsylvania corruption runs deep, Kane was the latest victim
My latest piece in The Hill was the second installment in an exposee on public corruption in Pennsylvania. This piece focused on state and congressional corruption, with more to come on corruption in Philadelphia.
Posted onAugust 22, 2016|Comments Off on The Hill: Political blowback hampers FBI corruption probes
My latest piece that ran in The Hill yesterday was entitled “Political blowback hampers FBI corruption probes”. It focuses on public corruption and the FBI investigations therein. This will be the first in a series on corruption using Philadelphia as a key example, and how it can serve as a cautionary tale for other states and cities.
Click here to read the piece in The Hill and let me know what your thoughts are.
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