Four Branches of Government

Students in the U.S. are taught about how the U.S. Constitution establishes three "co-equal" branches of government, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial, with transparency and accountability to voters being essential to each.  What we don't get taught is how a fourth branch has grown and emerged in the 60+ years since World War II and the … Continue reading Four Branches of Government

Eisenhower’s Distant Echo on “Making Hard Choices”

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most quoted, yet completely ignored Presidential addresses ever.  I am speaking of President Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation just prior to the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. Before I get into the speech itself and comment on it, let me set the stage for … Continue reading Eisenhower’s Distant Echo on “Making Hard Choices”