Archive for May, 2012

The Politics of Experience

Posted on May 28, 2012 by

Years ago, I was considering psychology as a career but was diverted by self-doubt and political events.  Here’s a brief sketch of what happened during that period of my life… At 25 I was brimming with psychological insight.  Or so I thought. I had graduated from a small liberal arts college in rural Vermont with [...]

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Gay Marriage – A Supreme Issue

Posted on May 13, 2012 by

Full marriage equality will not be achieved without the vote of five justices of the United States Supreme Court. A Mitt Romney presidency could delay that for a generation. Two major cases are currently winding their way through the federal appeals process with more to come. A high court decision on California’s Prop 8 could [...]

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Third Anniversary Blog

Posted on May 7, 2012 by

I don’t write letters anymore or keep a diary.  Instead, I post on my blog once or twice a week. Along with millions of others, I publicize my thoughts and invite everyone and anyone in the world to read what I write. If you’re a niche blogger like me, it’s exciting to discover that someone in the [...]

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California – Blue, Green and Broke

Posted on May 6, 2012 by

I’m glad to live in a state where political discussion is not driven by reactionaries. But just across the Colorado River, conservative crusades against immigrant workers and family planning dominate debate.  Two weeks after defending SB 1070’s racial profiling in the Supreme Court, Arizona cuts off state funds to Planned Parenthood. The right wing agenda [...]

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Obama Controls the Ball

Posted on May 2, 2012 by

If you hate sports analogies applied to politics stop reading now. Or bear with me as I unload some of the most obvious clichés “right off the bat.” On Obama’s aggressive start and early lead in the 2012 election, it’s apparent that campaign operatives are looking for an early “knockout” of their opponent. Determined to [...]

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