Exploring California Part 6: VOTE tomorrow in your primary elections

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 … More Exploring California Part 6: VOTE tomorrow in your primary elections

Something Happened To the Middle Class–They got Rich

A lot of political discussion over the last few months/years has been centered on the middle class–specifically how growing inequality has been rough, and the middle class has been “Hollowed Out“. The Financial Times has a nice graph that shows just how true this is. Back in 1971, the income distribution looked almost like a … More Something Happened To the Middle Class–They got Rich

Free College For Northerners (or Why the South Votes Clinton)

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 … More Free College For Northerners (or Why the South Votes Clinton)

DIY Candy Gifts 2016

Hello world! I’m doing a gift post before January! I’m so happy, it’s an accomplishment really. The joys of being a fourth year medical student. Anyways, this year I’ve tried using the phrase “holiday gifts” or “winter gifts” rather than Christmas gifts to be more inclusive to those people that don’t celebrate Christmas. I don’t, … More DIY Candy Gifts 2016