LEARNING FROM OUR HISTORY

If you’re unaware of what happened in the Senate on Tuesday, let me break it down for you.  Nothing.  Nothing happened.  Because the Republicans, across the board – even “moderate” types like Collins and Murkowski – voted against even bringing HR1, The For the People Act, to the floor for a debate.  Won’t even talk about it.  Don’t want to hear about it.  The childhood playground equivalent of collectively sticking their fingers in their ears, squeezing their eyes shut, and shouting, “Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, I can’t hear you! Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah….” 

PERFORMATIVE PROGRESS

I liked this article so much, I’m just going to give you the whole darn thing.
Joan Walsh is spot on.

Is Performative Progress the Best Democrats can do on Voting Rights? – Joan Walsh, The Nation

What the hell happened during yesterday’s day-long Senate voting rights drama, in which the outcome was almost entirely predictable? Anything we didn’t know going in? Let me start with the most optimistic spin on it….

 

 

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HELPING FIELD TEAM 6 SAVE THE WORLD

Looking back at our “To Do” list and goals for the next year (and heading into the 2022 election cycle), I believe I have found an organization that checks all the boxes.  Field Team 6 is a So-Cal based organization that was the brain child of Jason Berlin, from the Code Blue and resulting Cal Blue action group that I joined up with a few years ago. …

KEV FOR PREZ

I’ve been watching Kevin a lot lately.  Watching him navigate the murky post-Trump waters in DC, and I must say…
he’s doing a damn good job.
Unfortunately for us. …

GROUNDHOG DAY

To paraphrase the perennial Bill Murray favorite, “Well, it’s Gun Control.  Again.”  It was barely a week ago when a gunman drove all over Atlanta, Georgia, killing 8 people – mostly women, mostly Asians, in massage parlors.  And then yesterday, a man whose own family stated they believe he is mentally unstable, killed ten people who were shopping in their neighborhood grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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