The ACA has never been more popular

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed with no Republican votes. It’s a favorite talking point of the right, or was until Tuesday. Obamacare is now bipartisan, thanks to 20 Republicans who voted against the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that squeaked through the House of Representatives by 217-213. Did those 20 Republicans, who ran on […]

Horseshoes, hand grenades and special elections

Congressional candidates in recent special elections have outpaced the Democratic Party’s recent electoral history and still lost. In the Kansas 4th District (KS-4), James Thompson took nearly 46 percent in a place where Democrats hadn’t cracked 40 percent in over 15 years. In Georgia’s 6th District (GA-6), not won by a Democrat since 1976, Jon […]

Now is the time to protect science and the environment

Analyses of the 2010 Republican electoral wave put considerable importance on the rallies held during Congressional recesses. The newly dubbed “Tea Party” showed up at town halls to challenge President Obama’s agenda and strike fear into moderate Democrats and Republicans. They couldn’t stop the stimulus, Dodd-Frank or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but their organization […]

Democrats need to be ready for 2018

In 2016, Democrats picked up six seats in the House of Representatives, a far cry from the 30 they needed to take control. Many swing state districts were lost by the same voting patterns that cost Secretary Hillary Clinton the presidency, but others were lost due to lack of preparation. Twenty three Republican Representatives were […]

Historical echoes and present danger

Godwin’s Law, in original form, states: “As an online discussion continues, the probability of a reference or comparison to Hitler or Nazis approaches 1.” Interpretations and corollaries include that a thread should end once this happens, and the person to mention Hitler loses the argument. May it rest in peace, another casualty of President Trump. […]

Don’t just protest. Witness

The immediate impact of President Trump’s travel ban was confusing and horrific. The airport protests that forced coverage of the situation were a critical response, as were the lawyers who came to offer advice and counsel. A Federal Court injunction has calmed the situation for now, but what if it hadn’t worked? As the ban […]

Bring on the ‘Gang of 19’

The Senate is continuing its downhill spiral. President Trump’s cabinet nominees are facing unprecedented opposition, with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos needing a vice presidential tie-breaker for confirmation. Democrats may filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination, possibly leading Republicans to end the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees and possibly legislation. How did things get so bad? […]

How to address Trump

What Donald Trump has done in the days since his inauguration disgusts me. In that time, I have joined marches, breakfasts and rallies to oppose his actions. I have seen signs that inspire hope, invite discussion and incite anger. I can empathize or sympathize with them all, including those that say “Not my President.” Yet […]

What’s going to happen to my health care?

Normally, this would be the “Year in Preview” column. Frankly, I’m just not ready to gaze into the gathering political storm, particularly since the only bright spots will be lightning from LA Bolts. Instead, I’ll focus on a question I’ve been answering in my day job: “What’s going to happen to my health care?” If […]

Politically Aware Awards 2016

Local Politician of the Year – Councilmember Georgette Gomez 2016 saw many impressive local election victories. Mayor Faulconer and multiple councilmembers cruised to June wins, County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar beat incumbent Dave Roberts, and former Councilmember Todd Gloria moved to the State Assembly. None seemed as improbable at the outset as Gomez’s rise. In a […]

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