The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

Selling Her Political Soul For Charter Schools

Former California State Senate majority leader Gloria Romero ignores Larry Elder’s documented misogyny in endorsing his candidacy.

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Vote "No" On The Recall And Then Vote For Newsom's Potential Replacement

Not filling out the second part of the ballot clears the way for Trump’s Republican Party to take over if the recall effort is successful.

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COVID Roulette

Six Flags Magic Mountain has a lot to lose if the country is forced back into lockdowns. Why aren’t they doing more to prevent this?

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Los Angeles Sheriff Refuses To Do His Job

Endangering plans to open Los Angeles schools, rogue sheriff Alex Villanueva announces that he will not enforce the new mask mandate.

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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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