The Age of COVID-19

We are amid major changes in the global economy and the way we live our lives. Those of us that have lived through the currency devaluations of our countries or other major economic changes mostly understand what is to come. We have lived economic chaos before. Most Americans do not understand how lives will change… Read More The Age of COVID-19

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The Chosen One

Donald Trump believes he is the “chosen one”. Clearly and without a doubt Donald Trump is about one thing – his ego. This is Trump’s Achilles heel – his vulnerability. Trump is driven by his ego. The grandiose branding around his name. The ridiculous assumption that Greenland is for sale. The idea that only Trump… Read More The Chosen One

It’s the Emails Dummy

During the controversy over the El Paso ballpark there were many rumors about impropriety. Many were true and others were wrong. One of the longest running controversies involved the improper election interference benefiting Steve Ortega’s run for mayor. Ortega lost. However, the election subterfuge with the bond monies for the ballpark cost the taxpayers of… Read More It’s the Emails Dummy

Why Is It Acceptable to Tell a Property Owner What To Do With Their Property?

Since when did it become acceptable in the United States to dictate what a property owner can and cannot do with their real estate? The ongoing debate about the historical designation of downtown El Paso has forced me to ask this question once again. However, this is a question I’ve been asking myself for years… Read More Why Is It Acceptable to Tell a Property Owner What To Do With Their Property?

Analysis of the 2015 May Election 30 Day City Council Financial Reports

I added the latest campaign contributions data to my database and I thought I would share some of the data with you today. Total raised by all candidates: $167,887.88 Total raised by the incumbents: $92,603.00 (55.16%) Total contributors in this cycle: 346 Of these, three contributions were made by a political PAC. One was the… Read More Analysis of the 2015 May Election 30 Day City Council Financial Reports

Attorney, Former Television and Radio Personalities Provide Consulting for Politicians

Last week I received a tip from a reader that wishes to remain anonymous. The reader shared with me information about a new consulting group offering consulting services to political candidates. According to the reader, Hector Montes and Stephanie Townsend Allala are providing consulting services to some candidates in the upcoming election in May. The… Read More Attorney, Former Television and Radio Personalities Provide Consulting for Politicians

City Council Requires Three Representatives to Post Agenda Items

City council yesterday discussed and approved a request for the city attorney to draft a change to the process by how city representatives put items on the agenda. Item 23.2 “Discussion and action to give direction to the City Attorney to develop a resolution changing the rules concerning placing an item on the agenda” was placed by Ann… Read More City Council Requires Three Representatives to Post Agenda Items

Hillary Clinton: A political culture of elitism

The latest developing political scandal involving a potential presidential candidate clearly reveals that the United States has lost its right to call itself a bastion of Democracy. As an outsider, I have witnessed the notion of “exceptionalism” from the United States. I continuously questioned how that notion has been allowed to perpetuate itself across the… Read More Hillary Clinton: A political culture of elitism

Why Abeytia and Noe

The two underlining themes in the questions and comments I received, as a result of my articles about Jaime Abeytia’s criminal travails, were about why Michiel Noe would appoint him and why did I bother to write about Abeytia. I would like to take this opportunity to address those two questions. The first question is… Read More Why Abeytia and Noe

Hunt and the Flag

Something has been bothering me about the Canutillo flag debacle and Hunt’s involvement in it. At first, I wasn’t able to pinpoint exactly what was bothering me about it. Although it surprises me that a military city like El Paso has had such a muted (corrected typo on 18feb15 at 11:05ET) response to the flag controversy it… Read More Hunt and the Flag

City Incompetence on Display with San Jacinto

The ongoing bathroom debacle at the San Jacinto Park clearly demonstrates a dysfunctional El Paso city government. As if the fact that restrooms aren’t important enough for the focal point of the much-touted downtown revitalization project the excuses after excuses mounted by the dysfunctional city council betrays the utter stupidity that drives city government. The… Read More City Incompetence on Display with San Jacinto

Brian Williams: Bloggers vs. “Professional” Journalists

The thing about “professional” journalists and the disruption created by the Internet is that “professional” journalists continually bemoan the destruction of their trade by untrained citizen journalists, aka bloggers. Journalism has always benefited the elite of the community. It has always been the individuals with money, that have driven what you get to know about… Read More Brian Williams: Bloggers vs. “Professional” Journalists