Solidarity with the Vulnerable at Washington March

My mother has a story she sometimes tells about herself as a teenager in the early 1970s: She was hanging out with some friends in a parking lot when a group of boys came over to say hello. One of them, the captain of the high school wrestling team, looked at my mother’s sister, and, … Continue reading Solidarity with the Vulnerable at Washington March

Ignoring ‘Identity Politics’ Will Only Make Us Sicker

Donald Trump is wrong about more things than one could ever hope to quantify, but his decision to make economic inequality the nominal centerpiece of his campaign was a canny (if deeply ingenuous) political choice. In response to both his win and the ongoing calamity that is and will be his presidency, many have argued that American progressives should … Continue reading Ignoring ‘Identity Politics’ Will Only Make Us Sicker

Veterans Club Shows Good Judgement in Finding Three Candidates for San Diego City Council District 9 ‘Highly Qualified’

Last month the Veterans Democratic Club of San Diego displayed interesting contrasts in resolving conflicts between Democratic candidates vying for the same seat. Many of us awoke on Saturday September 19, 2015 to read in the LA Times that Toni Atkins is challenging incumbent State Senator Marty Block for the 39 Senate District. It is being seen as a sad day when the San … Continue reading Veterans Club Shows Good Judgement in Finding Three Candidates for San Diego City Council District 9 ‘Highly Qualified’

Congressman Scott Peters defends his Yes votes on Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track)

Yesterday, I stood with this sign outside the HQs of the San Diego County Democratic Party in a "Walk of Shame" for my Congressman, Scott Peters, as he arrived to address the monthly meeting of the Council of Clubs.  We were there after two years of lobbying this Congressman on the secret, corporate-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership … Continue reading Congressman Scott Peters defends his Yes votes on Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track)