The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

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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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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