Category Archives: Policy and Politics

Ten Hallmarks of American Democracy To Protect

If these foundations of American Democracy are lost, we have lost a key part of our national character, and a key freedom that we cannot take for granted. Continue reading

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Straight Talk on “Anchor Babies”

Posting this verbatim from my friend, Rev. Ryan Eller, who is the Executive Director of Define American. He posted this as a long comment on Facebook; I then asked if I could repost it, and he said “Yes, of course!” … Continue reading

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The Four Questions for Choosing Our Democratic Nominee

(cross-posted from Daily Kos) Here we are, in the middle of the hottest summer on record, watching the 2016 primaries get just as hot, with pies flying so fast and furious that the Flag Guy is having to duck. In … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Journalism at WFPL re Conway

So I’m scanning Facebook today and came across the same post many of you saw: Both Major Candidates For Governor Want To Drug Test Welfare Recipients It was from Ryland Barton at WFPL, and was a link to his story … Continue reading

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Why I Cannot Run for Office Again

Last year (2014), I took time off from writing to run for local office — specifically, Metro Council. It was a learning experience, a time-consuming experience, a demanding experience … but a great experience. I loved campaigning, I actually enjoyed … Continue reading

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How to Fight for Change Without Being Mean

I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately, as I do more and more writing on this page, as I try to do more and more advocacy, AND as we prepare to launch a progressive community site for the … Continue reading

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Elections, Government, Democracy — It’s All for Sale

(Warning — this is a depressed rant. If you are allergic to rants, or depression, you should probably read something else.) So here’s the latest. The Club for Growth, a well-known right-wing PAC, colluded with the Scott Walker campaign multiple … Continue reading

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Matt Bevin Asks the State To “Accommodate” Discrimination

I really don’t get what is so hard to understand: the First Amendment gives you the right to practice your own religion, but not to harm or discriminate against others. As I pointed out in this earlier post, using a … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on the Confederate Flag

This is going to be short but not necessarily sweet, as I only have a few things to add to the fountains of words flooding the digital lake on this topic. A few thoughts:

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Conway’s “Seeds” — A Good Ad … Except

Jack Conway’s campaign released two ads this week, both of which will start airing across the state, and both of which are viewable on the web site here. I watched the “Seeds” ad, and overall it’s a good ad. Starts … Continue reading

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