Conventional wisdom suggests that the next Congress won’t accomplish much. With Democrats controlling the Senate and Republicans leading the House, Capitol Hill appears poised for little beyond showboating and gamesmanship.
In a shocking decision, the SF Police Commission is voting this Wednesday to prohibit police officers from enforcing a number of state and local traffic safety laws! Prohibiting our police officers from enforcing existing laws only makes our streets more dangerous, especially for vulnerable seniors and families. Traffic enforcement is critical to deterring crime and reckless driving. […]
The Liberal Patriot The Democrats’ Common Sense Problem Voters Think They’ve Abandoned ItBy Ruy Teixeira, March 24, 2022 The Democrats are bleeding voters, particularly working class voters of all races. There are lots of reasons for this and I’ve written about some of them. One important throughline here is what we might call the common sense problem. As […]
If you’re still uncertain of how to vote, confused, or overwhelmed by how many issues you’re asked to vote on, I’ve created a voter guide that could be helpful. You can also check out Ballotpedia for more information on all the candidates and initiatives at the local, state, and federal level to make your own selections. Or […]
San Francisco and Georgia have sent America a message. It’s time for Washington to pay attention. For years, pundits have been beating drums designed to tell us that the woke left and Trumpian right are irreversibly ascendant in American politics. Perhaps it’s time to reconsider. Just recently, responding to a spike in street crime, voters […]
[Read the original article on The Fulcrum] My friends have it wrong. I recently reached out to many of them about an effort to combat the intentional efforts by “Big Lie” candidates to take over nonpartisan election positions in key states where, had they been in place, the 2020 election may have gone to Donald […]
NON-FICTION The Code Breaker, Walter IsaacsonHow Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them, Barbara F. WalterThe Federalist Papers, a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay FICTION Hidden Pictures, Jason Rekulak BIBLIOGRAPHY The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power, Max Chafkin
The extremism of both Parties is the real threat. And the only solution is for those of us in the middle—the “exhausted majority”—to rise up and push back on these divisive forces.
On March 15th, we hosted a little get together to learn more about Nathan Hochman, candidate for CA Attorney General. His thorough presentation made it clear that Nathan has the right breadth of legal and government experience that’s needed for this position and much more than both the incumbent and the other challengers. Nathan regularly […]
The two books I chose to read recently—Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, and Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn—deal with the same cultural trend in America and both pose a question that divides American politics: to what degree is poverty a structural and […]