Federal staffing mandate for nursing homes ignores underlying problems driving staffing shortages

BY: - August 17, 2023

The Biden administration is expected to soon issue a federal minimum staffing mandate for long term care facilities as a remedy for the nursing home sector’s labor shortage. In theory, it seems well intentioned, but in practice, it’s unworkable. I know the ins and outs of the long term care industry having served as an […]

Bookman: The season for accountability has arrived

BY: - August 2, 2023

A democracy has the right – no, the obligation — to defend itself against those who attack it and seek to destroy it. That’s what Capitol Police were forced to do on Jan. 6, as they physically fought off thousands of attackers.  It’s what special counsel Jack Smith, operating in a different role, has now […]

Daniel’s Law is bad for journalists — and everyone who wants government accountability

BY: - July 24, 2023

The recent dustup between the editor of New Brunswick Today and that city’s police director exposes what a disaster Daniel’s Law is for public accountability, and what a mistake it would be to continue expanding the law. Named for the slain son of a federal judge, Daniel’s Law was intended to keep judges, prosecutors, and […]

When a truth-teller meets misinformation: ‘What you do matters.’

BY: - July 11, 2023

After spending a few days in Washington, D.C., recently for an editors conference, I found myself with a few hours before my plane back to Nashville and decided to go to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The museum opened in early 1993; two decades later, it was still packed, and that’s a good thing. […]

Declaration of Independence

BY: - July 4, 2023

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and […]