General Commentary

General Commentary

Open letter to Speaker of the House and Florida Representatives.

Open letter to Speaker of the House and Florida Representatives.

I am writing a letter to request to speak in front of the house chambers as a concerned American citizen and a former Trump supporter and voter. I have been a Conservative Republican for so many years, until this past year when I registered as a Democrat. I have witnessed firsthand how dangerous conservative propaganda can be, especially how it’s

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The Progressive Case Against Impeaching Trump

The Progressive Case Against Impeaching Trump

Let’s get this out of the way: Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses. It’s clear that Robert Mueller believes Trump obstructed justice. His disregard for the constitution is evident in his steadfast refusal to allow his staff to comply with Congressional subpoenas. He refuses to remove staff who violate the law like Kellyanne Conway. He uses his bully pulpit to

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Chemical Castration and Alabama

Chemical Castration and Alabama

When people think about Alabama and what it's famous for, of peanuts, college football and Lynard Skynard come to mind. Many would like to think that it would welcome progressiveism to overcome its terrible history of Jim Crow laws. However, recent legislative actions in the state have proven that no matter how much good comes out of the actions of

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Former Trump supporter endorses Warren for President

Former Trump supporter endorses Warren for President

I would like to officially endorse Senator Elizabeth Warren as the next President of the United States of America. This decision wasn't easy, especially with the candidates running in the Democratic Party. Her story, and her values in what she is fighting for got to my heart the most, because her values are what I envision a liberal Democrat should

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The Certainties of Impeachment

The Certainties of Impeachment

Now that Special Counsel Mueller has spoken publicly about his findings, the time has come for a discussion about what know. While the understanding of what we know and don’t know might become clearer as we move forward, a number of facts have been pretty thoroughly established. For example, we know the Trump campaign courted assistance from a hostile foreign

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Are You Going To Wait Until There Is?

Are You Going To Wait Until There Is?

This is a question I ask of Speaker Pelosi and democrats who oppose common sense border security simply because the President is Donald J. Trump. Let me put this in context. Despite countless examples of icon democrats: B Clinton, H Clinton, Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, and more -- voting for and speaking on the problem of illegal immigration more aggressively than

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On the Weakness of Wealth

On the Weakness of Wealth

While wealth is seen by most as a good thing, as a strength in both the individual and in society as a whole, we do ourselves a serious disservice when we ignore the weakness that wealth, especially concentrated wealth, creates. In a time of abundant wealth in the United States, wages are stagnant for working people, poverty is on the

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Chicago

Chicago

I was raised on the Southside of Chicago - 79th and Hermitage to be exact, in a community called Auburn Gresham. Over the weekend of August 3rd, 2018, 74 people were shot in Chicago. Two weeks later, 58 more. Many of these victims were shot in my old neighborhood. This great city is the victim of many social injustices. It

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It’s Time to Take Care of Moms

It’s Time to Take Care of Moms

When my first daughter was 9 months old, I experienced crippling postpartum anxiety. It had been building for several months, and, like a giant snowball slamming down a mountainside, it finally flattened me. I was so worried about my daughter’s health and safety that I could not sleep at night. I threw up before I had to leave her in

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Elizabeth Warren Exploratory Committee Announces Hires with Deep Iowa Experience

Elizabeth Warren Exploratory Committee Announces Hires with Deep Iowa Experience

Boston, MA - The Elizabeth Warren Exploratory Committee today announced that four operatives with extensive Iowa experience - Kane Miller, Emily Parcell, Janice Rottenberg, and Brendan Summers - have joined the exploratory committee as it plans for the early states and lays the groundwork for a potential presidential run.   Kane Miller is a veteran organizer. He got his start in politics

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Why I’m Running to Be the Change the California Democratic Party Needs

Why I’m Running to Be the Change the California Democratic Party Needs

If you’d have asked me before if I was ever going to run for any type of public office, my answer would have been no. I’ve spent the majority of my career supporting those in elected office and getting others elected. But then a few things happened. In 2017, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore was found dead of a meth overdose in

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Immigration

Immigration

The United States President continues to persist on having his wall, even if it cost the taxpayers 5 billion dollars. Many inhumane incidents have been happening south of the border since Trump presidency began, for example separating children from families and locking them up in cages. Border agents throwing tear gas at families with kids, and the last incident a

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Fear, Empathy, Healing & The ‘Democrat Epithet’

Fear, Empathy, Healing & The ‘Democrat Epithet’

On November 10th, 2018 (the anniversary of my mom's transition date), my fellow Me Too March International organizers & I, held the 2nd annual 'Me Too Survivors March' in downtown Los Angeles. The message this year was 'survivor empathy, offender responsibility, forward strategy' As an athlete turned actor turned empathy-coach, I was trained in the TPO (toxic power-over) arena, where you use

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Yeman War Power Act

Yeman War Power Act

There are two things you should never let your children see being made: sausage and policy. The House & Senate War Powers Resolutions were complicated to begin with, so most journalists and politicians aren’t able to explain half of it. For the wonkiest of wonks, here is some information about the two separate Resolutions invoking the War Powers Act to end

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David Weissman’s vow to the American Jewish community

David Weissman’s vow to the American Jewish community

For those who don't know me, I am an American Jew currently living in Israel. Most of my life I have been a conservative Republican, and always defending Israel and the Jewish people. I believe in the lineage that connects the Jewish people no matter where they are from to the Holy Land. I have always fought for conservative principles

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End the “Lock her up” chants and leave the Clintons alone

End the “Lock her up” chants and leave the Clintons alone

United States, home of the free. Where in the legal system Americans have the right of Due Process, where every American is innocent until proven guilty, except the Clintons. Why do conservatives, especially Trump supporters hate the Clinton family so much to the point that they don't even acknowledge their American rights? The Clintons as a whole have done so

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Why CREDO is taking on Ted Cruz & the NRA

Why CREDO is taking on Ted Cruz & the NRA

A picture is worth a thousand words. This time – the picture represented the 36,231 Americans who died from or were affected by gun violence from Jan. 1 through Aug. 15 of this year alone.1 Over the last few weeks, dotted artwork of right-wing Sen. Ted Cruz popped up around public places in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas, catching

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Newtown Action Alliance Endorses 233 Congressional Incumbents and Candidates  Who Support a Federal Ban on Assault Weapons

Newtown Action Alliance Endorses 233 Congressional Incumbents and Candidates Who Support a Federal Ban on Assault Weapons

Newtown,CT - The Newtown Action Alliance is proud to endorse 21 Senate and 212 House of Representatives incumbents and candidates for the Midterm Elections on November 6, 2018. The endorsed candidates are either incumbents who have cosponsored Senator Diane Feinstein (S. 2095) and Representative David Cicilline’s (H.R.5087) Assault Weapons Ban legislation or 2018 Midterm candidates*who have made a commitment to support a

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Self-Defense Gun Use is Rare, New Violence Policy Center Study Confirms

Self-Defense Gun Use is Rare, New Violence Policy Center Study Confirms

Washington, DC — New research from the Violence Policy Center (VPC) confirms that, contrary to what the firearms industry and gun lobby claim, private citizens rarely use guns to kill criminals or stop crimes. The new study, Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use, utilizes recent federal data which shows that private citizens use guns to harm themselves or

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PROVOCATIVE BACK TO SCHOOL COLLECTION MAKES DEBUT AT NY FASHION WEEK

PROVOCATIVE BACK TO SCHOOL COLLECTION MAKES DEBUT AT NY FASHION WEEK

Activist group Change The Ref uses fashion to make powerful statement on student safety and to demand change in the wake of increased school shootings. NEW YORK, NY - On Sunday, September 9, Change The Ref will take their Back To School Fashion Show on the road, debuting their provocative collection featuring children in bulletproof vests, at New York Fashion

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Open letter to Speaker of the House and Florida Representatives.

Open letter to Speaker of the House and Florida Representatives.

The Progressive Case Against Impeaching Trump

The Progressive Case Against Impeaching Trump

Chemical Castration and Alabama

Chemical Castration and Alabama

Former Trump supporter endorses Warren for President

Former Trump supporter endorses Warren for President

The Certainties of Impeachment

The Certainties of Impeachment

Are You Going To Wait Until There Is?

Are You Going To Wait Until There Is?

On the Weakness of Wealth

On the Weakness of Wealth

Chicago

Chicago

It’s Time to Take Care of Moms

It’s Time to Take Care of Moms

Elizabeth Warren Exploratory Committee Announces Hires with Deep Iowa Experience

Elizabeth Warren Exploratory Committee Announces Hires with Deep Iowa Experience

Why I’m Running to Be the Change the California Democratic Party Needs

Why I’m Running to Be the Change the California Democratic Party Needs

Immigration

Immigration

Fear, Empathy, Healing & The ‘Democrat Epithet’

Fear, Empathy, Healing & The ‘Democrat Epithet’

Yeman War Power Act

Yeman War Power Act

David Weissman’s vow to the American Jewish community

David Weissman’s vow to the American Jewish community

End the “Lock her up” chants and leave the Clintons alone

End the “Lock her up” chants and leave the Clintons alone

Why CREDO is taking on Ted Cruz & the NRA

Why CREDO is taking on Ted Cruz & the NRA

Newtown Action Alliance Endorses 233 Congressional Incumbents and Candidates  Who Support a Federal Ban on Assault Weapons

Newtown Action Alliance Endorses 233 Congressional Incumbents and Candidates Who Support a Federal Ban on Assault Weapons

Self-Defense Gun Use is Rare, New Violence Policy Center Study Confirms

Self-Defense Gun Use is Rare, New Violence Policy Center Study Confirms

PROVOCATIVE BACK TO SCHOOL COLLECTION MAKES DEBUT AT NY FASHION WEEK

PROVOCATIVE BACK TO SCHOOL COLLECTION MAKES DEBUT AT NY FASHION WEEK