The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

George Floyd Is Just One Victim

George Floyd is only one victim of institutionalized racism and police brutality. How many others have been victimized beyond the reach of cameras?

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Are We Tired Of Winning Yet?

As if over 100,000 dead from a pandemic were not enough, now our cities are on fire. The system has failed. Can it be rebooted?

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For The Children?

A bitter email from a former candidate highlights what happens when politics becomes about winning and losing instead of doing “good work.” 

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CA-25 Candidate Mike Garcia: What Is The Plan?

Trump-supporting CA-25 candidate Mike Garcia wants voters to know that he is a fighter pilot but does not explain how that has prepared him for office.

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COVID-19 Kicks Trump's Presidency Between The Legs

Like the aliens in War of the Worlds, will the most unprepared president in American history be taken down by a virus?

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It Is Time For "City Staffer B" To Come Clean

Now that his former boss has pleaded guilty, it is time for John Lee to reveal to his constituents if he is the person referred to in the indictment.

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It Didn't Stay In Vegas: Is Councilman John Lee "City Staffer B"?

Voters in Los Angeles’ CD12 could be headed to the polls for the fourth time in a year as a City Councilman is implicated in a corruption scandal.

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It's Not Easy Being Green

Abandoned by the Democrats, I took the #DemExit and looked for a home in the Green Party. It did not work out as well as I had hoped.

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The Trumpification of the 2020 Election

Political campaigns have always bent the truth. In the Age of Trump, the lies don’t even have to make sense as long as they vilify the opponent.

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The GOP Must Really Hate Mike Pence

Contrary to the Republican talking point, impeachment will not put Hillary Clinton in the White House.

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