Diane M. Grassi column
Diane M. Grassi is an investigative journalist and reporter providing topical and in-depth articles and analysis on U.S. public policy and governmental affairs, including key federal and state legislation as well as court decisions relative to the public interests of average Americans.

Ms. Grassi sticks to the facts on myriad issues, often given short shrift by the mainstream press and broadcast media. With a passion for holding U.S. lawmakers and government officials accountable for their legislative and policy decisions, Ms. Grassi has an undying resolve to awaken others to these facts in order to promote an educated electorate.

Diane M. Grassi may contacted at: dgrassi@cox.net


Rip off! College students forced to subsidize big time college athletics
Diane M. Grassi
December 24, 2013

The term "redistribution of wealth" has become a well-known and familiar phrase bandied about amongst political elite and used as a wedge issue to conveniently . . .


NFL's newest legal woes need not dim light on its former disabled
Diane M. Grassi
January 21, 2013

It has now been well documented throughout both the sports world and the business world, that the National Football League (NFL) has enjoyed unprecedented . . .


Curt Schilling's Rhode Island Hoodwink now official bust
Diane M. Grassi
June 28, 2012

"There can be no question our country is in the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes...It falls on us, the individuals, to find a way out of our own personal . . .


SEC investigation casts cloud over sunny Miami Marlins
Diane M. Grassi
March 23, 2012

When we think of Miami, Florida, it immediately brings to mind sunshine. Yet, even sun seekers might be surprised that it has taken federal Securities and . . .


Curt Schilling's Rhode Island hoodwink
Diane M. Grassi
September 27, 2010

Curt Montague Schilling, has never been one to duck controversy nor a good game of old-fashioned hard ball. In fact, in the latter part of his Major League . . .


U.S. ban on online gambling on the way out?
Diane M. Grassi
August 16, 2010

When it comes to gambling there has never been a shortage of opinion amongst the masses. Either people favor it or they feel strongly that it accompanies some . . .


States rush to legalize sports betting & expand gambling for revenue
Diane M. Grassi
March 13, 2010

With the melt down of the global economy over the past 2 years, multi-national brokerage firms and trusted financial institutions bore the brunt of accusations . . .


Baseball, Rawlings bring new meaning to free trade: postscript
Diane M. Grassi
February 18, 2010

In 2006, this reporter shed light on the seemingly unfair labor practices taking place in the Central American country of Costa Rica, in a factory operated by . . .


New healthcare infrastructure would subjugate Americans
Diane M. Grassi
August 30, 2009

"This is just one sliver of it, one aspect of it," President Barack Obama quipped, upon word on August 16, 2009, that his administration is supposedly . . .


The Fourth Estate is dying
Diane M. Grassi
June 19, 2009

It was on June 21, 1788, that the United States Constitution was officially adopted with its ratification. And it was at that time that its ratification was . . .


Military ballots remain problem for 2008 congressional seats
Diane M. Grassi
December 1, 2008

"At a time when these young people are defending our country and its free institutions, the least we at home can do is to make sure that they are able to enjoy . . .


Fallout from the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Part 3)
Diane M. Grassi
June 24, 2008

In this third chapter of this ongoing discussion and analysis of United States energy policy and its ramifications both realized directly and indirectly from . . .


Loss of Jamiel Shaw's life transcends sports
Diane M. Grassi
April 16, 2008

"I'm safer, somewhat, in Iraq than my son is on the streets of the United States. ...My country let me down." Sgt. Anita Shaw, United States Army  . . .


Fallout from the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Part 2)
Diane M. Grassi
March 23, 2008

As discussed in Fallout from the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Part I of a Series, the United States federal government is taking a more and more integral role in . . .


Fallout from the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Diane M. Grassi
February 23, 2008

"Energy independence from foreign sources." A mantra repeated over and over again by Al Gore, by the Hollywood elite and by candidates running for the 2008 . . .


MLB ownership given pass by feds
Diane M. Grassi
February 12, 2008

Major League Baseball (MLB) and drugs. The two have been linked for decades and their relationship has never waned. The drug ingredients are different, the . . .


Saudi takeover of GE Plastics flies under radar
Diane M. Grassi
July 3, 2007

The announcement on May 21, 2007, that the largest public company in the Middle East, by market value, would be acquiring a division of the world's second . . .


NAFTA Superhighway has Giuliani as key player
Diane M. Grassi
May 4, 2007

On March 25, 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, and former Mexican President Vicente Fox authorized the Security . . .


Major League Baseball profits from new change in immigration law
Diane M. Grassi
February 15, 2007

Major League Baseball (MLB) will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson's entry into the major leagues, on April 15, 2007, which ended the . . .


New mining laws year after Sago non-implemented
Diane M. Grassi
January 23, 2007

The tragic explosion of the Sago Mine in West Virginia on January 2, 2006, which took twelve lives and permanently disabled another, still begs for a rational . . .


Troops pay hidden cost of multiple deployments
Diane M. Grassi
December 13, 2006

The ravages of war are hell and collateral damage that includes loss of life, permanent disability and war-related illness in both military and civilian . . .


Offshoring U.S. patients no cure for ailing healthcare system
Diane M. Grassi
November 15, 2006

For several years now, American healthcare consumers, including many from other western industrialized nations, have heard about elective surgeries being . . .


Clinton soda deal ignores school funding problems
Diane M. Grassi
October 18, 2006

This past July, former President Bill Clinton announced an initiative in conjunction with the William J. Clinton Foundation to fight childhood obesity. In that . . .


Designs on perfect baby drives assistive repro industry
Diane M. Grassi
September 27, 2006

Assistive Reproduction Technology (ART) has been an accepted medical alternative to human reproduction since the first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, was . . .


Post-Katrina role of property insurers threaten consumers nationwide
Diane M. Grassi
September 7, 2006

"Prediction is very hard, especially when it's about the future." Yogi Berra Given the focus on the recent one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by . . .


Unrestrained globalization will defeat the American athlete
Diane M. Grassi
August 22, 2006

"I'm surprised at the number of elite athletes from around the world who are in the NBA as of 2006." National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David . . .


U.S. power grid's unreliability enabled by legislation
Diane M. Grassi
August 8, 2006

For the past 70 years, federal laws have played a vital and necessary role in the operation, production, distribution and protection of the electrical power . . .


Baseball & Rawlings bring new meaning to free trade
Diane M. Grassi
July 25, 2006

America's National Pastime has continued to rake in record high revenues in the past few years, yet it continues to remain deaf to its critics concerning the . . .


New Orleans remains problematic for Army Corps of Engineers
Diane M. Grassi
July 19, 2006

Nearly an entire year since Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast, leaving behind extensive damage to several states and the city of New Orleans, . . .


U.S. military suffers equipment & base shortfalls
Diane M. Grassi
July 12, 2006

For the last quarter of 2006 United States Army bases stateside face a funding deficit of $530 million while troops active in Iraq and Afghanistan will not see . . .


Free trade agreement with Oman disregards best interests of U.S.
Diane M. Grassi
July 5, 2006

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 . . .


Foreign control of U.S. interstates encouraged by feds
Diane M. Grassi
June 29, 2006

50 years ago President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the 1956 National Federal-Aid Highway Act and since 1990 referred to as the Dwight D. Eisenhower . . .


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