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What Now? Trump Presidency and Compliance

While votes are still being counted, it’s clear that the Clinton Firewall in Michigan and Wisconsin did not hold. Get used to saying “President Trump.” The other story is that Republicans held the Senate, leaving Congress in the hands of the Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. That means some aspect of the Republican platform will […]

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Vote

An election cycle that has been dragging on for ever is almost over. If you have not yet voted, be an informed voter. I urge to look at the issues. Try using isidewith.com to see which candidate best aligns with your positions on the issues. Then line up and cast your vote. I took advantage […]

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Crash!

I had my first cycling crash of the season this weekend. My fault. No cars involved. I was complying with traffic laws. I just made a mistake. We all make mistakes. This one left me on the tarmac. I spent the weekend dropping off The Girl at sleep-away camp in the Berkshires. (Her first time […]

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Happy Original Brexit Day

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 of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the […]

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I’m Asking For Your Money

Compliance Building is a free resource I publish for me, and share with you, to help the compliance profession. But I’m asking for money. I should point out that the money is not for me; It’s for charity. I’m riding the Pan Mass Challenge in 2016 and hope you will consider supporting me this year. […]

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Can Money Buy An Election?

When Jeb Bush dropped out of the Presidential race this weekend, my first thought was about all that money. Running for elected office costs too much money and all that money is seen a corrupting influence. One of the most controversial rulings was Citizens United that broadened the rights of corporations and unions when comes […]

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Compliance and Supreme Court Nomination

One of the most important roles of the President is appointing judges to the bench, with an opening on the Supreme Court being the most important. We are set for another battle over an opening because the process lacks a set of policies and procedures. The vast majority of Supreme Court cases are uninteresting except […]

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Saying Goodbye To An Old Friend

The world got a little less interesting now that this big, bold, brash guy has left it. I have not posted in Compliance Building while I’ve been trying to deal with this loss. My best friend, Jeff Levine, was diagnosed with cancer just before Thanksgiving. He lost his battle against the disease last week. Jeff […]

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Happy End of 2015

Whether 2015 was a great year or a terrible year for you, I hope that 2016 will be a better year. I hope that some of the stories I published this past year were useful. Be compliant in 2016  

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Merry Christmas

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