The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

Trump’s Call to Protestors Was An Attempted Coup, Not A Peaceful Protest

Photo by Ian Hutchinson on UnsplashEven those who did not enter the Capitol Building were trying to overthrow an election and disenfranchise millions of mostly minority voters.

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Did An Elected Official Falsify A Public Record?

The fallout from the John Lee controversy continues to grow as Northridge West Neighborhood Council whistleblower resigns after alleging misconduct.

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How Deeply Is Anti-Semitism Ingrained In Los Angeles?

A member of the judiciary is the latest public official to advance an anti-semitic conspiracy theory that is popular among white supremacists.

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Losing It

As COVID-19 spread through a fractured populace, it exposed a nation unable to confront a crisis. Is 2020 the year that the American experiment died?

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Every. Vote. Counts.

A total of 338,943 votes were cast in the CA-25 congressional election. Christy Smith lost her bid to unseat Mike Garcia by 333 votes.

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Thanks?

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Finding thankfulness when a global pandemic has turned our world upside down.

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This Is Why The Virus Is Winning

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Sealed in a Petri dish in the sky, it becomes apparent that we do not have the will to come together and fight a common enemy.

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To The Victor Go The Spoils

The Democrats have won the popular vote in seven of the last eight elections. Why should it be up to the left to compromise? Joe Biden needs to lead with the mandate that he was given.

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Cutting Through The Noise On California's Propositions

PROP-15: You shouldn’t pay more in property taxes for your castle than Disney pays for theirs.Originally intended as a way for citizens to have direct input into the lawmaking process, the initiative process is now buried by Big Money.

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A Chance To Elect A Real Progressive Candidate

Endorsement: A vote for Angelica Dueñas in CA-29 will bring a voice to the House that will speak for people instead of the corporations.

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