California primary election is coming up on June 5th (tomorrow) and if you are a California resident, please go out and vote. What the primary election does is it narrows down the field of possible applicants (which is what they are--they apply, we decide) for state positions. Like a few other states, California has a … Continue reading Exploring California Part 6: VOTE tomorrow in your primary elections
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a … Continue reading First they came for the Socialists.
So much of history is forgotten so quickly -- out of sight, out of mind as my mother says. We forget how quickly we can devolve in our worst selves. We stand upright, we opine on matters intellectual, we think for ourselves, but we can rapidly fall apart into an animalistic them vs us perspective. We need … Continue reading Tolerance Through Books
A lot has changed in the past few months. I am now an intern, we are less than a hundred days away from a historic election, parts of Louisiana are once again under water, Epipen prices are more than quadrupled in price since 2007, and University of Chicago sent out a letter to its incoming freshman … Continue reading No thanks, University of Chicago
When I woke up yesterday, I checked my phone. Hillary Rodham Clinton took the popular vote in California. Not by a little but by winning nearly 56% of the vote, a wide margin. And with that, she effectively became the democratic presidential nominee. I did not think I would see the day that a major … Continue reading When I Woke Up Yesterday
As the primary season winds on, I hear a bit of dismay from Sanders supporters that he never seemed to get within 30 points of Clinton below the Mason Dixon line, without much thought about what this might mean beyond the electoral math. This is unfortunate, because while Sanders aims to fix the political system so it … Continue reading Free College For Northerners (or Why the South Votes Clinton)