Category Archives: 2010 Midterm Elections

Posts pertaining to the the California gubernatorial race, as well as senatorial and congressional races all across the country.

An Electorate on Edge – The Role of Patience in the Healthcare Debate


I drove to a coffee shop earlier today in an attempt to seclude myself from the minute-to-minute shuffle that accompanies the process of moving houses (that my family is currently wrapped up in). I had pages and pages of history … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Little Old Lady – How Kinship Can Eclipse Polarization


Sunday night at dinner, as I was poking and prodding at the final remnants of my butternut squash ravioli, my grandfather turned to me and — in that matter-of-fact tone that only a family patriarch can pull off — said, … Continue reading

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Pick One


Keith Olbermann, according to the New York Times, is “the leading liberal voice on American television in the age of Obama.” So, it was no surprise, last week, when it became evident that he had contributed financially to the campaigns … Continue reading

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Smudged Legacy


A legacy is like a chalkboard; you write and write, you smudge and smudge, you dot the i’s and cross the t’s until you’re out of room. You’re left with a couple of options. Either you can leave the message–the … Continue reading

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A Post-Election Concession


As featured on the Huffington Post: A four year old got angry and dragged her ruby-red crayon all over my computer screen. That’s what the map on my MacBook Pro looked like last night: a fresh coat of crimson Crayola. … Continue reading

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A Supplement to My Last Post


Obviously, I don’t believe that all Republicans want to destroy nature and I don’t believe that all Republicans are xenophobes. I don’t believe that all Republicans are the downfall of our country, nor do I believe that all Republicans are … Continue reading

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Election Guide


If you think that more minorities belong in jail, vote Republican tomorrow. If you’ve seen your share of nature and have come to terms with letting the rest of it go, vote Republican tomorrow. If you think that no one … Continue reading

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Xenophobia?


An uneasy mixture of a corporate ego and political corruption have finally caught up to Meg Whitman. In the past week, it has come out that the California gubernatorial candidate employed an illegal immigrant as her housekeeper for several years. … Continue reading

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Check Your Balances


“Only in Washington is it a radical idea to read a bill and know how much it costs before we agree to pass it.” Who said this? Sen. Jim DeMint. Why did he say it? Because, today, his office sent … Continue reading

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Peculiar Leakage


This will be very quick, because I have quite the workload right now, but there was a story tonight that caught my eye and bothered me quite a bit. In fact, I read it, and my response was so vocal … Continue reading

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