General Commentary

General Commentary

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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Tea Time with Sean Casten

Tea Time with Sean Casten

In District 6 of Illinois, there is much buzz about a man that can change the face of the district. This man is named Sean Casten.  Sean earned a B.A in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Middlebury College. He went on to work for two years as a scientist at the Tufts School of Medicine in a lab investigating dietary

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Why Is It Violent To Call People ‘White’? #NVC

Why Is It Violent To Call People ‘White’? #NVC

In the last few weeks, the president of the United States, has referred to Americans of African-Ancestry as unintelligent, unwitting, animals, who originate from a blood-thirty, crap-hole continent of farmer-killers & land-stealers (project much?)! The 'no-bias here' talking point is that 'black' unemployment is at an all time low, so how could any presidential comments be deemed as offensive or

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Tea Time with David Masciotra

Tea Time with David Masciotra

I was looking for something to read and I ran across “Barack Obama: Invisible Man “. I was so captivated by it, I did something I very seldom do, I researched the author. That is how I found David Masciotra. David is an author, lecturer, and an outspoken critic of the problems we face culturally as a nation. He has

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Newtown Action Alliance Opposes Use of Federal Funds to Arm Teachers

Newtown Action Alliance Opposes Use of Federal Funds to Arm Teachers

Implores Donald Trump and Congress to Pass Sensible Gun Laws Instead Newtown, CT- Po Murray, Chairwoman of Newtown Action Alliance, released the following statement after the New York Times reported that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering diverting Title IV grant dollars allocated for our community schools, 21st century and afterschool programs to arm teachers with guns: The majority of

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Trump’s racism

Trump’s racism

Last week, the President of the United States yet again lashed out in a tweet. This time he attacked NBA star Lebron James and CNN News anchor Don Lemon: “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon.  He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.  I like Mike!” Until recently, I was an

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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

Tea Time with Sean Casten

Tea Time with Sean Casten

Why Is It Violent To Call People ‘White’? #NVC

Why Is It Violent To Call People ‘White’? #NVC

Tea Time with David Masciotra

Tea Time with David Masciotra

Newtown Action Alliance Opposes Use of Federal Funds to Arm Teachers

Newtown Action Alliance Opposes Use of Federal Funds to Arm Teachers

Trump’s racism

Trump’s racism