Between the Synapse explores ideas and issues from a distinct perspective with insight, sarcasm and occasionally, humor. It does not purport to report news; only comment on it. Readers, all four of you, are encouraged to comment and engage in robust discussion whether you agree, disagree or consider the insights complete drivel. The author asks only that foul language be spelled correctly and used in appropriate context.

A 1985 graduate of Emory University and 1988 recipient of a JD from the University of Texas School of Law, Mark Toubin practiced civil litigation for eleven years and participated in federal, state and local politics before joining the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (“AIPAC”) as its Southwest Regional Director from 1999 to early 2008. Currently, Mark runs his own consulting practice, ConneXion Management Consulting, LLC focusing on public affairs, communications, politics, and non-profit. Married with two children and a very lovable dog, Mark enjoys tennis, travel, sports, movies and long, quiet walks on the beach with flightless waterfowl.

Mark may be contacted at mbtoubin@gmail.com