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Jan Tucker

Unite Against The War on Women reportback

What happened yesterday is a new beginning in a new wave of activism. If there is one thing I can suggest however, is that if you think you can be complacent about your rights and your liberties without being an…

What is Mount Kellett thinking

I imagine the PRI and PRD will be real thrilled that Baja Mining may be taken over by a company whose COO is so far to the right he backs candidates who say Obama is socialist. That alone is bad.…

Mount Kellett’s war on workers

One characteristic of the so-called 1% that are the new economic royalists of the world is that they can afford to kick in serious amounts of money to politicians who they believe will support their economic interests and social agendas.…

Romneyizing Los Angeles

Along with a team of my colleagues I’ve shifted to high gear for the last couple of weeks in an effort to prevent the Romneyization of Los Angeles by a company founded by ex-Goldman-Sachs operatives known as “Mount Kellett.” Read…

Afghanistan murders. Up close & personal

The 16 civilians murdered in Afghanistan allegedly by a US sergeant happened in one of the few areas of the planet with a concentration of my very very rare Y-Chromosome DNA Haplogroup/Subclade, “G2c.” So, as I ponder the insanity of…

Loose talk of war

Backing a nation into a corner can humiliate its leaders.It’s better that most of your negotiating be out of the public spotlight. Secret negotiations have led to a new accord with North Korea. There was no “loose talk of war.”…

Obama puts unitary tax in spotlight

Although President Obama hasn’t referred to it as such, several times recently he has called for global taxation of the profits of multi-national corporations. In the absence of a unitary tax on a multinational corporation’s worldwide income, it is a…

Capital gains. Political losses

In 1996, the Los Angeles Times called me a “P.R. Guru” and whether it was true or not, the accusation took on a life of its own and people began to believe it. Whatever one believes to be true becomes…

Insider trading in LA Superior Court

The recent scandals in Washington and the passage of legislation to ban congressional “insider” stock trading caused me to unearth an old memo that I’d sent to federal authorities some time ago, because it seemed quite plausible that a Los…