Tag 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

Posted in Immigration, Politics, Sports, Television, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Family Life, News, Personal Reflection, Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

About that Letter

The word “treason” is getting thrown around a lot in response to the letter to the leaders of Iran written on United States Senate letterhead and signed by 47 Republican senators.  I’d like to back away from that word.  It’s … Continue reading

Posted in National Security, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oscar Thoughts

There are some years when I hear the list of Best Picture nominees and have never heard of . This is not one of those years.  I haven’t seen any of them, but I’ve heard of them and I want to … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Guns: We Can and Should Do Better

I’d like to follow-up on last Wednesday’s post.  It was a hard day, but as far as the sad history of school shootings goes, I have nothing to complain about.  No shots were fired.  Nobody was hurt. Everybody returned home … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment