The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

A New Hope

Perhaps that isn’t a train coming at us from the opposite direction but an actual light at the end of the tunnel.

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The Weekday Parent

Parenting is a sometimes thankless job made even more difficult when the spotlight is stolen by a partner who does not always pull their weight.

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It Is Time To End The Filibuster

The “rights” of the minority party should not come at the cost of minority rights. H. R. 1 must be passed to defend against voter suppression.

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The calendar has moved on but the demands remain the same (Photo by Unseen Histories on Unsplash)

 

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I've Seen Cancel Culture And This Isn't It

When conservatives tried to silence Ice-T, they threatened the lives of record company employees and the police applied pressure to his fans.

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Texas' Deregulated Nirvana Drowns In A Frozen Bathtub

Photo by Christian Wiediger on UnsplashThe Republican-controlled state has long pursued a policy of deregulation. For those who could not escape to Cancun, the results were deadly.

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Achieving Unity

Photo by krakenimages on UnsplashTo fulfill his promise of unification, Biden must bypass the partisan members of Congress and concentrate his efforts on the American people.

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Can This Candidate Turn CA30 Progressive?

Shervin Aazami seeks to replace long term Congressman Brad Sherman with a platform that is solidly to the left of the corporate Democrat.

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Establishment Democrats Masquerading As Progressives

Elected officials attempt to hijack the selection of community representatives to the state party convention with their own slate of delegates, including charter school advocates.

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Condoning Corruption At City Hall

Two former members of the Los Angeles City Council have already been ensnared in a federal corruption probe. Why won’t the council clean their house?

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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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