Moments of Clarity

Let the People Decide — Not Party Operatives!

In a democratic society, the people are supposed to decide who they want to represent them. Thus, political party operatives should not pick sides in a primary, rig the process to advantage their own anointed ones, draw district lines to advantage themselves, work to protect incumbent politicians just because they are incumbents, or, Heaven forbid, try to meddle in leadership battles in the legislature.Read More »Let the People Decide — Not Party Operatives!

Common Cause: Protecting Our Democracy

In February I started as Program Director for Common Cause Delaware. We are a state branch of Common Cause, a nonpartisan grassroots organization with over 400,000 members that is dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process. Read More »Common Cause: Protecting Our Democracy

Celebrating 9 Years of Marriage Today!

Nine years ago today, Mikki and I got married at Adat Shalom synagogue in Bethesda, Maryland in front of our friends, family, and God. At the time, our marriage wasn’t recognized by the government. We were married nonetheless because the state does not constitute but rather merely recognizes marriages constituted by the vows a couple makes to each other.Read More »Celebrating 9 Years of Marriage Today!