The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

Guns Don't Kill People: Bullets Do

If the Second Amendment will not allow for common-sense gun control, let’s turn guns into paperweights.

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The Democratic Middle Already Lost to Trump Once. Do We Really Want This to Happen Again?

The moderate presidential candidates use Republican talking points in an attempt to kill a progressive policy popular with the majority of Americans.

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First They Came For The Immigrants. Then They Dropped The Pretense.

If Trump’s actions against immigrants are about the rule of law and not bigotry, then why are citizens being deprived of their Constitutional rights?

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A City Council Candidate's Assault on Truth, Justice and the American Way

As election date approaches, John Lee, Mitch Englander’s former Chief Of Staff, gets more desperate as he tries to take his former boss’ job.

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Does This City Council Candidate Stand for Anything Besides His Desire to be Elected?

John Lee seeks to replace his former bosses in city government with a campaign punctuated by pandering and strange accusations.

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A City Council Candidate Peddles Fear

John Lee hands out the pitchforks in an attempt to turn the tide against the opponent who beat him in the primary. Will common sense prevail?

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Has Biden Thrown His Candidacy Under the Bus?

Obama’s VP can’t get out from under a 40-year-old issue without current relevance. Trump still manages to prove he is even more incompetent.

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Bernie Sanders Takes a Sledgehammer to Student Debt

While Bernie Sanders' plan would eliminate all student debt, is this really the fairest way to address a $1.6 trillion problem?

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The Death of Community?

Is there any hope for the future of the country when we have lost the ability to empathize with our neighbors?

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The High Cost of the Trump Presidency

America was already bitterly divided when Trump became the 45th occupant of the Oval Office. Then he threw kerosene on the fire.

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