Voter Fraud: Does it even happen?

By: Robert Bryson This post will be the second in a five-part series examining “voter fraud,” its impact on elections, steps taken to curb it, and it will end with an analysis of Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute which is the Supreme Court case scheduled for arguments January 10, 2018 that will determine if … Continue reading Voter Fraud: Does it even happen?

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Trump Voter Fraud Commission Decommissioned

By: Ridgeway Woulfe          As PIAC’s own Voter Fraud Series has started detailing, the insistence of a voter fraud epidemic by President Trump (and others) has been drastically overblown.  With his decision to disband his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity early this year[1] after only 2 meetings, Trump is ending his … Continue reading Trump Voter Fraud Commission Decommissioned

Voter Identification Laws: How is this still a thing?

By: Robert Bryson This post will be the first in a five-part series examining “voter fraud,” its impact on elections, steps taken to curb it, and it will end with an analysis of Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute which is the Supreme Court case scheduled for arguments January 10, 2018 that will determine if … Continue reading Voter Identification Laws: How is this still a thing?

The PIAC Plan: How to Provide Funding for Homelessness

By:  Ridgeway Woulfe Homelessness is an issue which is troublingly affecting all parts of San Diego’s political system at the moment.  Special meetings and discussion forums are held, tent cities are erected, and city sidewalks are bleached.  Many concerns are voiced about a city’s ability to address homelessness. One concern, however, stands out amongst the … Continue reading The PIAC Plan: How to Provide Funding for Homelessness

Post-Recession Banking Regulations Removed, Resulting in Unrest

By:  Ridgeway Woulfe The recession of the Oughts has been, and will continue to be, a generation-defining crisis.  For people like me, we had graduations marred by sentiments of caution and warnings of how challenging life was going to be for us in “the real world.”  The financial collapse was the result of laissez-faire regulations. … Continue reading Post-Recession Banking Regulations Removed, Resulting in Unrest

Book Review: Nicholas Wolterstoff’s Justice: Rights and Wrongs

By:  Ken Jensen For those interested in developing a clearer understanding of underlying philosophical or even theological basis for justice work, philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff’s work is engaging.  His thesis in Justice: Rights and Wrongs (Princeton University Press, 2010) and the follow-up Justice in Love (Eerdmans, 2015) is that justice is about inherent rights – the … Continue reading Book Review: Nicholas Wolterstoff’s Justice: Rights and Wrongs

We Now Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming: How Removing Radio’s Main Studio Rule Could Nationalize the Local Conversation

By:  Robert Bryson and Maryam Karimi Adopted over 75 years ago, the “Main Studio Rule” requires that radio stations and broadcasters have a physical studio located in the area or near the area where their station transmits signals. On October 24, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to eliminate the Main Studio Rule. Regulators … Continue reading We Now Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming: How Removing Radio’s Main Studio Rule Could Nationalize the Local Conversation

Why Fannie May and Freddie Mac Should be Subject to FOIA, and How it Could Happen

By:  Rob Bryson and Maryam Karimi The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), enacted in 1967, provides the public, individuals and corporations, the presumptive right to access and obtain records from any federal government body, unless such records meet one of the nine exemptions or is protected under special law enforcement record exclusion. On April 27, 2017, … Continue reading Why Fannie May and Freddie Mac Should be Subject to FOIA, and How it Could Happen

The Lack of Political Will: Why San Diego’s Homelessness Won’t Get Better without a Change in Its Leadership’s Mentality

By:  Ridgeway Woulfe At the San Diego Union-Tribune’s forum on the homeless crisis on October 25, one set of buzzwords was brought up repeatedly struck a chord – political will.  Gordon Walker, the new CEO of the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless, outlined three needs for a city to appropriately address homelessness.  … Continue reading The Lack of Political Will: Why San Diego’s Homelessness Won’t Get Better without a Change in Its Leadership’s Mentality

A Review of Wednesday’s San Diego Union-Tribune Forum on the Homeless Crisis

By:  Ridgeway Woulfe PIAC was in attendance for the second in the San Diego Union-Tribune’s series of forums discussing the local homelessness crisis, held in the Balboa Theatre on Wednesday, October 25.  In a beautiful setting, a series of private and non-profit homelessness leaders spoke about the topic before turning to a question and answer … Continue reading A Review of Wednesday’s San Diego Union-Tribune Forum on the Homeless Crisis