Less old white guys, more women and people of color. There’s an incredible energy in the halls of Congress today. We make progress when our country’s representatives look more like our country itself, when more women, people of color and young people hold office. Today is a huge step forward, and we’re just getting started.— […]

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War […]

The way the #TrumpShutdown is playing out right now is actually the way democracy is supposed to work.  That is, from the perspective of Americans who believe in the democracy envisioned by the founding fathers.  What is sad is that sometimes there are unintended victims. Nearly 1 million federal workers are furloughed or in danger […]

First, let’s just start with his words: “You protect us. We are always going to protect you. And you just saw that, ’cause you just got one of the biggest pay raises you’ve ever received. … You haven’t gotten one in more than 10 years. More than 10 years. And we got you a big […]

When you are voting, you clearly have to follow your heart and vote for the candidate that most moves you.  However, when we are picking who we want to represent us in any run for office, we obviously have to consider the electorate. For example, I live in Arizona.  In Arizona, we had a couple […]

That’s right – let them have the wall.  If you are a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, you have already built up your defenses to that idea.  I am going to ask you to allow me in for a few minutes.  Breathe.  Relax.  Really.  Let the tension out of those muscles in your back and just “read me” […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is certainly shaking things up in the House of Representatives, and she hasn’t even started!  She is talking about the health care benefits she and her fellow representatives will be receiving.  These are not things that the leadership in Congress usually wants to focus on.   “Women like me aren’t supposed to run […]

Since the signing of the Mayflower Compact, white men, and typically older white men, have been running this country.  White men decided that women couldn’t handle voting.  White men decided blacks were only worth 3/5ths of a white person.  White men were the first 43 presidents of the United States of America.  It took almost […]