Peter Goes to Washington: An Interview With Peter Morley

…he still continues to puts himself through this, including meeting with Republican members of Congress who tried to kill the ACA. I asked him what it’s like to sit across the table with men (let’s face it, the vast majority of elected Republicans are men) who are diametrically opposed to everything he advocates for and his reply was, “I hear them out.”

Front Line Series: Senator Aaron Ford AG candidate in Nevada

Aaron Ford is running for State Attorney General for Nevada As the State Senate Majority Leader, Aaron Ford has said of his rough and tumble background, “It’s my history, it’s my story, it’s what makes me who I am…an example of being able to persevere, to continue to fight and strive and never let things…

The End of Roe?

On June 27th Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement and the possibility that his replacement could be the majority vote in a decision that could overturn the landmark case of Roe Vs. Wade became a near certainty. June 27, 2018 will always be one of those days I will always remember; that day you can…

Running Toward History – Alexandra Chandler MA03

Alexandra Chandler is competing for the  Democratic nomination for the 3rd congressional district in Massachusetts with candidates with greater name recognition locally than she has. But in troubled times like these, Chandler represents a new wave of aspiring policy makers. She’s got an impressive resume—her 13 years analyzing intelligence for the Navy will be incredibly valuable…

Disrupting Systemic Bullying in America

When we think of bullying, most often we conjure up an overgrown kid throwing his weight around in school, menacing others and spreading fear like a little schoolyard terrorist. The bullying experience is so ubiquitous in American society that movies have been made about sensitive smart kids, who suffer at the hands of bullies, growing…

Why Single Payer? 18 Years in the System

“You’re born, you get Medicare. The end.” –Jim Hightower, at Saturday’s Healthcare Rally I’ve had a number of people ask me why I support Single Payer over other forms of Universal Coverage. The answer encompasses both practical and ideological reasons. First, let’s clear something up: Single Payer =/= socialized medicine. There are forms of Single…

Urge to Run – Tom Prigg is running to flip Pennsylvania’s 12th district

When you’re frustrated with how things work or don’t work, it’s easy to pick up your phone-pull up Twitter or Facebook-and like a football fan on Monday morning, pontificate about what the leaders and aspiring leaders of the nation should have done differently. It’s easy to forget that it’s people who make up the government:…

MLK would call Donald Trump a Segregationist

At age 39, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was gunned down in Memphis while protesting segregationist policies and practices that protect white supremacy and oppress black Americans and other peoples of color in the United States. Donald Trump was, at that time, a 21-year-old son of a wealthy Klansman. Representing the antithesis to everything Dr….

Not Having It: My Interview with Bravenak

I remember seeing the clip of Ted Nugent on stage threatening the life of President Barack Obama and casually talking about assaulting Secretary Clinton, I would have liked to lash out but I had no means to do it. I wasn’t overly active on social media and other than writing a mean letter, no one…