Category Archives: Politics

The Message in the Ads

Well, it was quite a Super Bowl. (Yes, I’m late to the party.)  I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to watch because I needed to be studying, but I relented and headed home from the library in time for the … Continue reading

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Why I Went to the Demonstration.

It was Sunday afternoon. I found a desk at the library and settled in to write up a couple of assignments that were due in the next couple of days.  I figured that I had two and half hours to … Continue reading

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The Political Case for Bernie Sanders

You’re probably wondering why I titled this post the way I did.  It’s pretty simple, actually.  Please allow me to illustrate. Back in 2008, the last time there was an open Democratic field running for the party’s presidential nomination, I … Continue reading

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Standing with Teachers

My dad retired when I was twelve, about 3 months before I finished 7th grade.  He and my mom both had full careers  working for the County of Los Angeles and represented by the Service Employees International Union.  It’s a … Continue reading

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There are more of us…

I’ve had a couple of interactions with Republicans over the last couple v of days.  In both cases they indicated a disconnect with the Tea Party extremism that has c taken over the party of late.  It’s not an uncommon … Continue reading

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Leave Politics Out of It

Yesterday, President Obama addressed the nation to announce that P5+1 negotiators had secured a framework for a deal with Iran that would keep that nation from developing a nuclear weapon. If fully realized, this deal could be transformative and reshape … Continue reading

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Intolerance of Intolerance

You know, there’s a conservative talking point that tends to show up when there is an outcry against something like the Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (I’m not sure what it’s being restored from, but that’s besides the point.).   … Continue reading

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