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Diane M. Grassi

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Diane M. Grassi
Fallout from '05 Energy Policy Act Pt. 3: The Nuclear Option
In this global economy, at a time when the U.S. is seeing extraordinary growth in the foreign direct investment and acquisition in U.S. critical infrastructure, it appears reaped with conflict for the licensing agency to also be able to independently assess potential security risks both civilly and criminally.
Jun 25, 2008 - 10:17:41 AM

Diane M. Grassi
U.S. Troops Inspire Pros of the Diamond
Praise is deserved for those MLB players who have personally taken it upon themselves to raise awareness of the needs of our active-duty troops, veterans and their families and largely with their own funding and ingenuity.
Jun 2, 2008 - 10:22:01 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Loss of Jamiel Shaw's Life Transcends Sports
Had the system worked properly, Pedro Espinoza would not have been let back into the community from which he was supposed to have been deported, and within 24 hours of his release he would not have been able to acquire another handgun, only to murder Jamiel Shaw, Jr.
Apr 16, 2008 - 8:51:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Fallout from the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Pt. 2
This Part 2 continuing report further explores this complex and important body of law and exposes the ad hoc and unilateral takeover of not only U.S. energy policy by the federal government but the very delivery system upon which all Americans rely.
Apr 6, 2008 - 10:15:26 AM

Diane M. Grassi
MLB Goes to Harlem Seeking Welfare
As much as MLB and its owners want to praise themselves for their reputed black ink, it comes but at the expense of taxpayers and local communities, whether they are baseball fans or not.
Mar 13, 2008 - 6:01:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Fallout from the Energy Policy Act of 2005
In the post-PUHCA 1935 era, no individual state or federal agency will have the jurisdictional teeth to effectively regulate the finances of U.S. public utility assets totaling more than one trillion U.S. dollars.
Feb 28, 2008 - 3:55:08 AM

Diane M. Grassi
MLB Given Pass By Feds
Major League Baseball has not learned very much in the past couple of decades when it comes to the integrity of the game, in obeying the law and in protecting the best interests of its athletes, its most precious commodity.
Feb 14, 2008 - 7:35:39 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Baseball Ill-Equipped for Global Politics
If MLB does not proceed with caution and realize that it has not merely entered the domain of industrial globalization but the world of global politics and diplomacy, it could prove damaging.
Dec 29, 2007 - 3:08:59 AM

Diane M. Grassi
MLB Suffers No Lack of Hypocrisy
It is ever evident that as MLB Commissioner Bud Selig nears the end of his contract with MLB when it expires in 2009, that he measures the 'best interests of baseball' strictly through the eyes of a CEO of a Fortune 500 Company.
Aug 20, 2007 - 12:46:56 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Saudi Takeover of GE Plastics Flies Under Radar
Questions remain to be asked regarding the rights of the workers of GE Plastics, who will now not just be accountable to the Chairman of the Board, but to the Royal Saudi Kingdom.
Jul 9, 2007 - 9:04:58 AM

Diane M. Grassi
MLB Bats Whittled Down to Uneven Playing Field
Scrutiny pad over the past two years regarding drug use among MLB players, while having given it a black eye, is also convenient as Commissioner Bud Selig need not address myriad other issues which also play their part in preserving the integrity of the game.
Jun 27, 2007 - 2:20:09 AM

Diane M. Grassi
NAFTA Superhighway Has Giuliani As Key Player
The NAFTA Superhighway will be the biggest and most massive highway building project since 1956 and for the first time will rely upon a foreign entity to not only maintain toll roads but to have a stake in building, controlling operations and tolls and expanding new roads and critical infrastructure.
May 5, 2007 - 12:02:13 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Native American Prospects Hold Key Between Past & Present
Although Native Americans entered the world of professional baseball some 50 years prior to African Americans, who initially competed in the Negro Leagues, there have been less than 50 Native Americans of full Indian ancestry to compete in Major League Baseball since 1897.
Apr 1, 2007 - 7:58:19 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Major League Baseball Profits from New Change in Immigration Law
Major League Baseball has far more in common with American-based multi-national conglomerates than it does with the idea of inclusiveness, where bottom line profits dictate company policy.
Feb 18, 2007 - 9:17:52 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Troops Pay Hidden Cost Of Multiple Deployments
Far too often American soldiers have been stung by the treatment they have received with respect to their healthcare upon returning stateside.
Dec 14, 2006 - 11:29:34 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Offshoring U.S. Patients No Cure for Ailing Healthcare System
More and more corporations adding select foreign hospitals as Preferred Providers to their employees’ health insurance plans, yet it remains difficult for patients to get the necessary information needed to make a reasoned decision on whether to have surgery performed, let alone halfway around the world.
Nov 15, 2006 - 8:27:00 PM

Diane M. Grassi
Clinton Soda Deal Ignores School Funding Problems
Clinton's enthusiasm for his new leaf on healthy eating since his double bypass surgery in 2004 falls far short of the mark in analyzing the underlying bevy of problems that contribute to childhood and adolescent obesity.
Oct 18, 2006 - 2:00:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Designs On Perfect Baby Drives Assistive Repro Industry
What started out to be an alternative in enabling women to become mothers has arguably created ethical concerns.
Sep 27, 2006 - 10:40:00 PM

Diane M. Grassi
Post-Katrina Role of Property Insurers Threaten Consumers Nationwide
Over the next year, 43% of the U.S. population which covers 18 states can expect their policies to either be dropped by their insurance carriers or have their premiums escalate between 20% and 100%.
Sep 9, 2006 - 1:30:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Unrestrained Globalization Will Defeat the American Athlete
The U.S. sports industry including the U.S. Olympic Committee wishes to change its image from that of competitor to that of being inclusive and politically correct even at the expense of American athletes.
Aug 23, 2006 - 1:02:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
U.S. Power Grid Unreliability Enabled by Legislation
While it seems that most everyone believes that the power grid woes culminated with the rolling blackouts of 2000-2001 in California, the initial concerns with major outages go back to November 1965 when power went out for most of the Northeast.
Aug 10, 2006 - 9:08:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Baseball & Rawlings Bring New Meaning to Free Trade
It is not too late for MLB and its superstars to take a stand on workers’ rights, regardless of lax U.S. laws in the world of free trade and its agreements’ legal loopholes.
Jul 26, 2006 - 8:00:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
New Orleans Remains Problematic for Army Corps of Engineers
So far over $20 billion has been allocated by the federal government to assist in New Orleans and Gulf Coast restorations. Yet, such appropriations do not solve the most desperate problem New Orleans faces which is the restoration and reformation of its levee system.
Jul 20, 2006 - 12:08:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
U.S. Military Suffers Equipment & Base Shortfalls
For the Marine Corps, yearly costs in Iraq are about $5 billion. But the Marines will get little help in the $11.7 billion in “reset” costs to restore all of the equipment which has become worn out or lost over the past four years.
Jul 12, 2006 - 7:24:00 PM

Diane M. Grassi
Free Trade Agreement with Oman Disregards Best Interests of U.S.
Since the United States became a party to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994, U.S. construct of the Foreign Trade Agreement (FTA) has changed considerably. Such agreements now have a much more profound impact on state and local economies across the country.
Jul 5, 2006 - 12:41:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Foreign Control of U.S. Interstates Encouraged by Feds
Eisenhower was prompted to persuade the nation’s people to build the interstate highway system, as a matter of national security. Yet, as funding from federal gas taxes and state user fees have fallen behind the inflated costs associated with road construction and maintenance, more and more state governors and lawmakers no longer see the operation of roads solely as a public responsibility.
Jun 28, 2006 - 2:23:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Case of Eminent Domain Resonates Year After Supreme Decision
Although the takings of private land belonging to homeowners and small businesses under the guise of eminent domain have been argued repeatedly and primarily over the past half century, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2005 decision came closest to heightening the blurring of legitimate use of such takings for public use.
Jun 14, 2006 - 5:23:00 PM

Diane M. Grassi
Breach of Trust Undermines Active & Retired Military
The long history of security flaws within the VA does not come as news to many within the Government Accountability Office (GAO), or within the VA’s Office of the Inspector General. And for that reason, it makes it even more difficult for lawmakers to fathom.
Jun 7, 2006 - 7:20:00 PM

Diane M. Grassi
Why America's Pastime is Losing Its Identity
Major League Baseball must be held accountable, regardless of myriad cultural reasons attributed to children’s lack of interest in baseball, predominantly in the inner-city neighborhoods, for its lack of investment in them.
May 31, 2006 - 7:33:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Scathing Report on Air Marshals Reviewed by House Judiciary
“Plane Clothes: Lack of Anonymity at the Federal Air Marshal Service Compromises Aviation and National Security,” while self-explanatory does not tell the entire story.
May 24, 2006 - 12:49:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
False Documents of Undocumented Remains Problematic
The issue of false identity remains an intrinsic problem of immigration and necessitates it being a part of any discussion concerning immigration reform.
May 17, 2006 - 5:24:00 PM

Diane M. Grassi
EU Renews Pressure Over U.S. Airline Ownership
Under the latest Open Skies proposal, with exception of few areas, all airline operations, including prices, scheduling markets, fleet structure, marketing and alliances have the option of being controlled by foreign investors.
May 10, 2006 - 1:26:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Congressional Recoil From Latest Dubai Takeover
The national security implications of a foreign entity operating key factories that are Department of Defense suppliers might well have demanded the same call for scrutiny from the Congress as the ports deal.
May 3, 2006 - 11:00:00 PM

Diane M. Grassi
China Sole Manufacturer of Material for U.S. Missles
During this week’s U.S. visit of China President, Hu Jintao, and his meetings with President Bush, it would be apropos to revisit a deal finalized in 2004, which leaves the U.S. totally dependent upon China for key rare earth metals and their production necessary in the manufacture of the most crucial of U.S. military warfare.
Apr 19, 2006 - 1:02:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Deficit Reduction Act Requires Proof Of Citizenship for Medicaid
The present requirements for Medicaid rely only upon a signature of the applicant to certify whether or not they are American citizens while the new requirements being served up as a tightening of immigration law enforcement is almost laughable.
Apr 12, 2006 - 1:14:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
IRS Proposal Allows Income Tax Info To Be Sold
According to IRS Commissioner, Mark Everson, the proposed changes in the IRS Code actually improve the safeguards of taxpayer information and are “not significant.” But upon closer examination, they increase the chances of identity theft and fraud not only throughout the U.S. but across the globe.
Apr 5, 2006 - 2:40:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Examining The State Homeland Security Grant Program & The Urban Area Security Initiative
Many local lawmakers have been dumbfounded, given so little information and criteria available from the Department of Homeland Security in qualifying for urban area funding.
Mar 28, 2006 - 7:58:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
MLB's Soriano Hung Out to Dry By Nationals
Before all of the so-called expert pundits and baseballs’ fans have at it with their generalizations about the latest supposed “spoiled professional athlete who should grow up,” it would be wise to examine exactly which athlete they are attacking and the circumstances involved.
Mar 22, 2006 - 1:00:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Insourcing of Foreign Students & Engineers Top U.S. Priority
Much like all other sectors of our government as well as commercial industry, both lawmakers and CEO’s myopically concentrate on the bottom line, while the U.S. educational system is being systematically abandoned and essentially dismantled.
Mar 15, 2006 - 1:22:00 AM

Diane M. Grassi
Bankrupting Medical Costs Symptom of Ailing System
The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world which has based the majority of its healthcare coverage on employer provided plans.
Mar 8, 2006 - 1:18:00 AM

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