Bernin’ the Midnight Oil on the Congress Campaign Trail

Mom taps me on the shoulder and whispers, “Arik, you’ve fallen asleep at your desk again.” “Living wage,” words uttered through my slumber.  “Healthcare, human right.” She taps me again.  “Son, wake up.” I open my eyes.  My elbow is resting on the keyboard, and my upcoming presentation draft has become a screen filled with […]

There’s a Better Way: The Nightmare of a Trump-Cruz-Wilson Regime

November 9, 2016. Good morning!  You better sit down.  Here, have a bagel.  Need cream cheese?  I’ve got a strong pot of coffee brewing.  Trust me, you’ll want it black today. Yep, that’s the morning paper.  Last night’s General Election wasn’t a dream.  It was a nightmare-come-true. You have indeed awakened to an American Regime. […]

There’s a Better Way: The Fresh Air of Good Government

A Brief Presentation to the Lexington County Democratic Party Executive Committee Neighbors, I invite you to take a deep breath.  Inhale.  Exhale. How did it feel?  I don’t know about you, but I feel refreshed.  Almost the entire day, I breathed the air of Good Government, in a public library. This evening, again, I breathe […]

Inspired by Bernie: Let Those Who Can, Run in November ’16

November 2012. There before me, an empty space on the election ballot. Not one progressive had dared oppose the incumbent.  His tenure in office was marred by admitted “inappropriate and regrettable” behavior, yet he ran unchallenged. The blinking cursor thumbed its nose at me, keenly aware that whatever name I wrote in—be it “Johnny Appleseed” […]