The Democrats’ Common Sense Problem

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 […]

Election Day is tomorrow. PLEASE VOTE!

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 […]

My Summer Reading List

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

Nathan Hochman for CA Attorney General

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 […]

To What Degree Is Poverty a Systemic Problem?

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 […]

MARTHA’S READING LIST

Books that I’m reading… NON-FICTION The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium, Martin Gurri Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, Anne Case & Angus Deaton Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn San Fransisco—How Progressives Ruin Cities, Michael Shellenberger The Fifth Risk, […]