Taking Some Notes

I know what you’re thinking. “Why would you even suggest something like this. Do you honestly think Democrats should move to the right in this upcoming election cycle?”
Of course not. I’d like to think I’m a pretty liberal guy, our system should work for everyone. However, when it comes to organization and strategy, the Democrats have not exactly had the best strategy for dealing with Trump in the past few elections.

What Independence Day Means to Me

Every 4th of July it’s one of my family traditions to watch the T.V. musical “1776”. The musical details the meetings of the First Continental Congress as they grapple with the question of whether to declare independence from the English Empire. With a rich score and fantastic acting performances, it makes for a charming retelling of how our country came to give the middle finger to the biggest, and baddest empire of the era.

Politics has become desensitived and that’s a BAD THING

The problem with politics right now is not the president. Well actually– it is –but there are more important issues. There are just so many things happening all the time: people quitting, illegalities uncovered, etc. The problem is not these things alone, it’s just that nobody cares about anything anymore. So many shocking things have happened in the past years that would have given our grandparents aneurysms that we are desensitized to. When the president making death threats on Twitter becomes normal, there’s a problem. If somebody told me that today Donald Trump claimed he owns South America, frankly, I would probably believe them without batting an eye. Let us take a look back through the timeline of these past four years, shall we?

Bernie Sanders is Running Again and Not Everybody is Feeling It

If you want to completely replace U.S. capitalism with an entirely different socialist society with free college, free healthcare, and cut off trade with many foreign countries, you are in luck. As of Tuesday, February 19, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is running for president of the United States in 2020. In order to increase his number of supporters, Bernie had to throw a few low blows at current President Donald Trump, calling him “the most dangerous president in modern American history,” and he didn’t stop there.

Mueller Investigation Explained

As the Mueller Probe nears its close, Senator Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee announced on February 6 that the committee would be opening up a new investigation on Russian interloping in the 2016 presidential election and on Trump’s international business interests.

Virginia Political Scandal Snares Political Top Brass

Three weeks ago, it seemed like things could not get worse for the Virginia Democrats. They were attempting to pass a controversial abortion bill, that was facing severe opposition from Conservatives and even a fair amount of Moderates in the Commonwealth. This bill was always a long shot, as it would reduce oversight on second and third-semester abortions and scrap a previous requirement for a 24 hour waiting period before getting an abortion. In addition, Governor Northam made things far worse in this case by appearing to endorse infanticide on a public radio show. So it didn’t seem like things could get worse for the Virginia Democratic political establishment. Then, it came out that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam participated in Blackface while a 25-year-old student at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Announce Presidential Runs

As 2019 arrives so do the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. As of now, Senator Kamala Harris (California), Obama’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro (Texas), Representative Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii), Former Representative John Delaney (Maryland), and entrepreneur Andrew Yang (New York) have announced that they are running in the democratic primary.