My November 18th piece in The Hill was written while I was attending the 20th anniversary meeting of the Association of Inspectors General in Boston. This piece, in the hopes that the Trump transition team reads The Hill, gives suggestions on how supporting the nation’s Inspector General Community can prove effective in his promise to “Drain the Swamp” and eliminate waste, fraud and abuse in government.
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Posted in Public Integrity
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ben Mannes, congress, Corruption, Drain the Swamp, Ethics, Inspectors General, Lobbyists, Trump, Washington
My November 10, 2016 column in The Hill addresses the post-election protests that have popped up across the nation, and why local law enforcement is not enforcing the requirement for demonstrations to have permits equally. Has “looking the other way” on non-permitted protests created a ‘carrot without a stick’ for protesters who gridlock cities without objectives, goals or organization to their protests? Please share and discuss as this is an important question for many of us who have been living with these demonstrations for upwards of two years now.
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Posted in Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, black lives matter, BLM, clinton, Election 2016, legal, march, permits, police, Protests, public safety, The Hill, Trump
My latest piece in The Hill raises extremely important questions on a key issue in the Presidential Race. The issue is Immigration and whether you’re on the left, right or centrist sides of the aisle, you’ve likely heard a lot about background checks. This article gets into the logistics of foreign background checks and why all sides of the argument should confer with experts on the issue.
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Posted in Security
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, background checks, border security, constitutional, DOJ, fairness, Gary Johnson, Hillary Clinton, immigration, immigration reform, peirce college, The Hill, Trump