“In 2010, we saw the Tea Party yank the entire political discourse way to the right. The Tea Party was powerful because it was boldly ideological; it recruited and groomed candidates; and it created a strong national brand. Our view is that there isn’t anything analogous to that on the left, and there ought to be.”
—– Jon Green, Deputy Director, Working Families Party
Moments of Clarity
I read a peculiar comment by a Delaware House member in the newspaper today about why he doesn’t want to vote to override the Governor’s veto:
“If you’re a Democrat, and the governor’s a Democrat, you have to think long and hard, ‘Do I want to override my governor?’ It has to be a really big issue for you to do that.”
Not sure if it is because of my cultural heritage — my American and/or Christian background — but I constantly feel like I am starting fresh with a new beginning. I feel that way daily, but even more so at the beginning of each new year.
Here are some of my goals for 2016:Read More »New Year’s Resolutions for 2016
I am very outraged that the Bernie Sanders campaign is being torpedoed by the DNC at a critical moment — and on the heels of a debate schedule that seriously disadvantages Bernie. In a democracy — which the US ostensibly is (and a republic is a form of democracy) — the people decide who gets elected, not party operatives. It is a travesty that the DNC is trying to rig the game to favor their chosen one.Read More »My Take on Vote-Builder-Gate
Did you know that in Delaware, if the police pull you over for any reason, and they find cash in your car, they can take it and keep it, even if you are not accused of a crime?Read More »Highway Robbery: AKA Civil Asset Forfeiture
According to the famous story, “when the legendary labor and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph met with FDR before World War II to get the president to take action against discrimination, the president boomed back: ‘I agree with you, now go out and make me do it.’”Read More »Let’s Make Them Do It!
In a New York Times/CBS News survey released late last week, Trump led the GOP field among Republican primary voters with 35 percent to 16 percent for Ted Cruz and 13 percent for Ben Carson. The rest of the candidates took a combined 26 percent. So, yes, Trump’s lead matters. But…
I spend too much time on Facebook and Twitter. Sometimes I wish I could just unplug. However, social media is a great organizing tool and a good way to get information that is not from the corporate-owned neo-liberal media.Read More »Social Media as an Organizing Tool
I struggle with darkness. Not on a personal level. I’m blessed with a lack of depression, a happy disposition, and a fortunate life. It’s my view of the world that clouds my hope.Read More »Looking for the Light in Dark Times: Advent Reflections