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The progressive alternative

The progressive alternative

February 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) rollout has not been pretty and as a progressive, I can very confidently say, “I told you so.” I did not fully support the ACA and originally pushed for a less complicated, less market-reliant policy, the public option. The idea was floated around by progressives through an easy bill amending pro...

Utah is just a distraction

Utah is just a distraction

January 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

Gay marriage in Utah is a milestone, but the Utah case is not going to end in the sweeping gay rights case that we are looking for, and we need to look beyond this distraction, and find the best path forward. A few weeks ago a federal district court said that Utah’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitu...

The power of a can

December 2, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

I live in an upper-middle class suburb in a nice, comfortable house. I always have food on the table. I always get to see my family. I always have the money to afford most of what I want. I live a pretty nice life. I have been blessed with a stable household that can afford to help me achieve whatever g...

A new perspective on politics

A new perspective on politics

November 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

Over the summer, I worked on a Cameron Johnson’s San Carlos City Council campaign and I discovered that the only obstacle blocking us from changing the world is us. It all started in March when Cameron Johnson, a San Carlos city council candidate, announced his candidacy over Facebook. I saw t...

Politically Correct: A genuinely Republican shutdown

Politically Correct: A genuinely Republican shutdown

October 7, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

A neighbor comes over and asks, “Can I burn down your house?” Obviously, the answer is no. He then asks, “Just the second story, the first story will be fine.” Of course, again the answer is no. He then complains, “But, you aren’t negotiating!” That essentially is the Republican Party’s negotiation ...

A filibuster to remember

A filibuster to remember

June 26, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

State Senator Wendy Davis from Texas filibustered one of the most restrictive abortion bills in history for almost 11 hours during a special session of Texas’ Senate last night. Supporters argued that the bill would protect women’s health by banning abortions after the 20th week, forcing doctor...

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