Think Really, Really Hard Before Voting for a 3rd Party Candidate. Really.

Originally posted on ThirtySomething:
Unlike any major candidate in generations, Donald Trump is temperamentally, emotionally, and intellectually unfit to be President of the United States. He would be an embarrassment and, more importantly, present far too high a risk of precipitating an economic, social, or military catastrophe. If you disagree with that assessment, this post is…

Today we marched for clean & #renewableenergy! #CleanEnergyMarch

We have started a clean energy transformation in this country. It’s not a decade from now. It’s not going to start in a year. It’s already started. But what we need is a clean energy revolution. Today at noon, we will be marching from Philadelphia City Hall to the DNCC  tp call for the Clean Energy Revolution! Are you with … More Today we marched for clean & #renewableenergy! #CleanEnergyMarch

About as ready as I can be as a last-minute #DNCC2016 Bernie Sanders delegate

I’m heading to Philly today for a week of politics, policy, and hopefully some stops in a city rich in American culture and history. Today, my old friend Noah will be meeting me and taking me around the city. Tomorrow, I’ll be rallying and marching for Clean Energy. Then as a Bernie Sanders delegate, I’ll … More About as ready as I can be as a last-minute #DNCC2016 Bernie Sanders delegate

The Boxes are not going to be built any time soon.

Judge Grine just rendered his decision on PENNYPACKER et al v. FERGUSON TOWNSHIP and SPRINGTON POINTE, LP. Grine ruled in favor of Pennypacker and the citizens.   It reads, in part:   The sole, pertinent issue before the Court at this juncture is whether the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors committed an error of law … More The Boxes are not going to be built any time soon.

The trouble was the familiar one: too much power, too little knowledge.

The trouble was the familiar one: too much power, too little knowledge.  The fault was mine. “Damage” by Wendell Berry Friends and citizens, Tonight the Ferguson Township board of supervisors will have a number of hearings on ordinances and resolutions on domestic hens, a small change for the year’s budget, a possible traffic calming study, and … More The trouble was the familiar one: too much power, too little knowledge.

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

Have you been wondering why progressives have been up in arms about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? In case you haven’t seen, the Sanders and Clinton camps split on whether or not Congress should vote on supporting the TPP. They split on an amendment by Jim Hightower denouncing the TPP “and says Democrats will oppose giving … More “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

Some things white people can do to show up and stand up for racial justice

Like many of you I’m so troubled by Alton Sterling’s and Philando Castile’s killings at the hands of police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota. I believe firmly that this is a problem that all of us need to confront. As a white person, I have I believe that I have a special role to play … More Some things white people can do to show up and stand up for racial justice

Trump can’t spin us with sheriff badges and political incorrectness

I’m not surprised that Trump’s “Star of David” Hillary Clinton meme was created by white supremacists. But that doesn’t mean I’m any less outraged. Are you? Cory Lewandowski says that people calling this out ignores that the six-pointed star is the same as a sheriff’s badge and that it’s really “political correctness run amok.” You can … More Trump can’t spin us with sheriff badges and political incorrectness

Independence, Interdependence, and Common Sense.

Happy Independence Day! Today I honored the birth of our nation by reading Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. Reading it has brought me to reflect on some of its wisest passages. Paine’s arguments apply to today’s local, national, and international issues as well as they did in 1776. He calls out the problem of government and … More Independence, Interdependence, and Common Sense.