Democracy – As Above, So Below
Dec27

Democracy – As Above, So Below

A MOMocrat runs for a seat on a neighborhood council in Los Angeles, wins, and discovers that neighborhood politics isn’t that much different from national politics – except for the piles of cash.

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Guest Post: Araña Mama on Poverty and Possibility, A Century Apart
Dec19

Guest Post: Araña Mama on Poverty and Possibility, A Century Apart

This post originally appeared at Anoosh Jorjorian’s Araña Mama, and is partially re-posted with permission. Read the rest of the post here. I have been very sick for a week, and no end in sight. So today, while trying to force myself to stay in bed, I finally read the New York Times’ profile of Dasani, a homeless girl living in a shelter in Brooklyn. Once I started, I had to read the entire gripping, heart-wrenching account....

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Where is Everybody?
Dec15

Where is Everybody?

The four issues I care most about, and devote a considerable amount of time and energy to, are affordable health care, gun violence, public education, and arts education.  As of late, I have been thinking about the underlying, common variables that run through the roots of all of these issues and I see a trend.   Apathy. I attended a vigil for Sandy Hook yesterday at the Federal Building in Los Angeles.  The Brady Campaign, Moms...

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Bullet Points
Dec11

Bullet Points

It’s been a year since the Sandy Hook shooting and gun owners are more paranoid than ever.  The NRA has succeeded in getting gun owners to believe that Obama and the liberals are coming for their guns, that the government is coming for their second amendment rights, and that since they’re the good guys with guns, that they need more guns in case the bad guys with guns come for them, too. It’s impossible, in today’s political climate,...

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