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The Republican Party is a threat to democracy

Democrats won the House last Tuesday -- thank goodness for that. Even though we will soon be in the midst of divided government with a much-needed check on President Trump, make no mistake the Republican Party is an extremist party that is a threat to the fabric of our democracy.


Blue wave? More like a blue ripple

The results of the 2018 Midterm Elections last night will be analyzed several different ways throughout the coming weeks, months and years. But one thing is for sure -- the impending "blue wave" that was expected to sweep the nation never was and never did happen. Although the Democrats managed to regain control in the House of Representatives, their performance on the state level and in the Senate was negative or not significant whatsoever.


Liberty and justice for all isn't just a far-off hope

Heading into the 2018 midterm elections, it's easy to be pessimistic about the state of politics in this country. Eleven people were slaughtered in their house of worship by a bigot. Mail bombs were sent to political opponents of the president. Migrants seeking a better life are branded as terrorists. The cost of living in this country is rapidly rising while wages remain stagnant and leading scientists agree that time is running out to save the human race from the catastrophic consequences of man-made climate change.


Giving 'Armchair Expert' a listen

If you've had the pleasure (or misfortune) of being my father, my friend, professor, friendly acquaintance or a straight up stranger I just met in the past four months, then you know how much I've been raving about Dax Shepard's podcast "Armchair Expert"