Our country reached a point of no return last week and those responsible must be held to account

January 6, 2021 — a day that will live in infamy.

On January 6th, 2021 the American Republic saw an entire political party cross the Rubicon — we may no longer claim that there was a “peaceful transfer of power” between our 45th and 46th Presidents. The failed attempt at an armed-takeover of a branch of U.S. …

Disrespect for military and public service has no place in American leadership. And it’s time we resoundingly said so at the ballot box.

John William May’s grave-site, Highland Cemetery, Stonewall, Oklahoma.

Hey there. Have a seat. I want to show you something special.

These are photos of my grandfathers, Bob and Bill. Both of them World War II veterans. My paternal grandpa, Robert Francis (Bob) Pickens, and my maternal grandpa, John William (Bill) May, fought in the European theater.

A Primer on the Presidential Records Act

President Barack Obama takes notes during a video conference with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan in the Situation Room
President Barack Obama takes notes during a video conference with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 22, 2014. ( by Pete Souza)

As the country grapples with the hyperpartisan struggle over the impeachment and acquittal of Donald J. Trump, it’s worth reflecting on an arcane bit of legal history that could have wide-ranging implications that continue to echo long after these current questions are decided: the (PRA).

It’s a marathon, not a sprint — prepare now for a great experience.

2019 is our 7th Dreamforce! It is an amazing time of camaraderie with thousands of other Salesforce geeks, valuable time interacting with clients and stakeholders, an exciting look ahead at what Salesforce is planning for the upcoming year, and a fun time with crazy side-quests like Dreamfest and keynotes by…

As we celebrate Pride 2019 and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, the importance of being visible advocates and allies for our communities matters now more than ever.

PS-Sorry for embarrassing my brother with this ancient photo.

As you can probably imagine, growing up in rural Southeastern Oklahoma in the 1980’s — even with an amazing, loving family — I lacked any strong gay male role models. I vividly remember stories, jokes, asides, and exclamations from my childhood that established a strong sense of other, of difference…

Rusty D. Pickens

#Geek using my powers of technology for better government. Founder of @580Strategies - Former @ObamaWhiteHouse and @StateDept

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