Beware the Con in Uniform

Beware the Con in Uniform

BY DIANE DIMOND They blend in to veterans groups and military parades, and usually sport a hat or jacket displaying the logo of a branch of the service. They tell intriguing stories about their military exploits with highly trained and super-secret special operations forces like the Navy SEALs, Green Berets or Army Rangers. Some may let you see […]

Your Privacy in This Digital World

Your Privacy in This Digital World

BY DIANE DIMOND Here we go again. Facebook critics are up in arms, outraged over the idea that their personal information might have been mishandled by the U.K.-based company Cambridge Analytica, Facebook or both. It’s as if people are surprised that digital information is shared or outright sold to other companies. Since no one pays […]

Was It the Bombs’ Fault, or the Mind That Made Them?

Was It the Bombs’ Fault, or the Mind That Made Them?

BY DIANE DIMOND There is no doubt the deadly mayhem endured by the citizens of Austin, Texas, at the hands of a mysterious bomber this month was horrendous. But in the annals of crime, 23-year-old suspect Mark Anthony Conditt (aka the “Austin Bomber”) will go down as an amateur. It’s sad to say bombings are […]

Love It or Hate It, Daylight Saving Time Is the Law

Love It or Hate It, Daylight Saving Time Is the Law

BY DIANE DIMOND Ahh. The extra sunshine these days makes me long for spring. Thanks to daylight saving time, nearly all of us are now able to enjoy an extra hour of sun on the back end of the day. The only U.S. residents who don’t benefit live in Hawaii, most of Arizona (excluding the […]

Foreign-Made Goods Flood U.S Federal Prisons

Foreign-Made Goods Flood U.S Federal Prisons

BY DIANE DIMOND Have you ever watched that recurring ABC evening-news segment called “Made in America”? It highlights small businesses that provide lots of jobs and make competitively priced products designed to reduce our appetite for cheap foreign-made goods. It stirs my patriotic juices every time I see it, and it makes me wonder what […]

The Forgotten #MeToo Victims

The Forgotten #MeToo Victims

BY DIANE DIMOND In all the #MeToo talk about sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape, it dawns on me that one category of victim remains undiscussed, almost taboo to talk about: the victims of childhood incest. Meet Elizabeth Spalter. Buoyed by today’s open conversation about sexual crimes, Spalter wants the world to know her story. […]

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