I get wound up over a lot of social and political issues. I hate that we seem to be making it harder for people to express their voices through voting. I hate that there are people in office who deny climate change is happening, or that it is happening at least partially due to human […]

As I was mindlessly scrolling through Twitter a few minutes ago, I ran across a thread by Michael Li (@mcpli if you’re so inclined) where he was talking about his very early thoughts on 2020. He made a few points I think are very important as We – capitalization intended – make some attempt to […]

Dear Texas Voters, As the 2018 midterm elections draws closer, we have many choices to make at the voting box. Local offices matter. State offices matter. But nowhere is the choice more stark than for the Senate seat being contested by Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz. I am not undecided. I am voting for Beto. […]

I can no longer abide supporters of Donald Trump. I may be accused of being part of the problem, or contributing to our fractured political discourse, but I have to follow my beliefs and my sense of morality. If you defend Trump’s constant stream of blatant lies by first bringing up Bill’s blow job, or […]

Think back to when you were young. If you stayed overnight at a friend’s house, were you supposed to check in at some point? If either of your parents did some traveling for work, how often did mom/dad call while they were out of town? The first long distance school trip you took…were you supposed […]

I have two simple questions: First, why do Trump supporters not care about his frequent, and blatant, lies? Many of the things he says, whether at campaign style rallies, via Twitter, through his Press Secretary Sarah Sanders or through his other spokespeople, are not only false, but are easily shown to be after spending 60 […]

“I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons. I seldom carry one. I have when I felt it was desirable to do so for my own protection. I know that applies in most of the instances where guns are used effectively in self-defense or in places of business and in the home. […]

Part I: Evolution Seventeen more lives have been taken, this time by Nikolas Cruz at a high school in Parkland, Florida. I am not sad about this. But that, in itself, makes me sad. I’m actually sad about not being sad. Have I been desensitized by the history of these things – Columbine, Virginia Tech, […]

First, a heartfelt plea: If you have been disgruntled at government for a long time and have not voted or been involved in the political process, I urge you to educate yourself, get registered, and vote. We all deserve a government that actually works, and I am convinced that if we had 80-90% voter turnout, […]

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President, I rolled my eyes and said ‘here we go again’. As other Republican candidates started dropping out, I was still confident that cooler heads would prevail as the primary season went forward. I was glad when Lindsey Graham called Trump a ‘kook’ and ‘unfit’, thinking that might […]

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