The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

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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Thanks?

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Finding thankfulness when a global pandemic has turned our world upside down.

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This Is Why The Virus Is Winning

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Sealed in a Petri dish in the sky, it becomes apparent that we do not have the will to come together and fight a common enemy.

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To The Victor Go The Spoils

The Democrats have won the popular vote in seven of the last eight elections. Why should it be up to the left to compromise? Joe Biden needs to lead with the mandate that he was given.

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