The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

Valladares Attempts To Obscure Her Opposition To Healthcare Rights

Trump-supporting state Assemblywoman opposed a bill to provide universal healthcare in California. She also opposes safe and legal abortions.

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Women Are Going To Die

Overturning the protections provided by Roe will not eliminate the extreme desperation felt by some facing unplanned pregnancies.

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Was This Supposed To Be An Attack?

An attempted hit piece on Pilar Schiavo highlights one of the reasons I have endorsed her in the California State 40th Assembly District race.

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So You Want To Be The Mayor...

Twelve candidates want to lead the second-largest city in the United States. Why did only two answer questions from a potential voter?

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The World Falls Out Of Time

The death of Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins comes at a time when his infectious spirit is badly needed.

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I Said Do Not Call

With unwanted interruptions by telemarketers seeming to increase exponentially, is the “Do Not Call” list working at all?

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This Used To Be The Party Of Lincoln

There is a reason why the GOP wants to ban Critical Race Theory and other honest discussions about race in America.

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Let's Go 2021

It started out with a lot of promise, but 2021 was the year that could not stand on its own, always living in the shadow of its predecessor.

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Sibling Rivalries

There is no playing for fun. No matter how old my sister and I get, put us in front of an air hockey table and we are going to fight to win.

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Photo by 𝔸𝕧𝕒 𝕋𝕪𝕝𝕖𝕣 on Unsplash

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Lauren Boebert Is The Symptom, Not The Disease

Censuring the freshman congresswoman won’t change the fact that the bigotry she espouses has deep support within the GOP.

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