Does It Really Make Sense for a Frustrated Republican to Vote for a Democrat?

We jammed the first political sign of the season into the dirt in our yard. It was for a Republican. City Council. Incumbent. A moderate who has the best interest of the community at heart. We know his opponent too. A first time Democratic candidate inspired to get more active in recent years. We attendedContinue reading “Does It Really Make Sense for a Frustrated Republican to Vote for a Democrat?”

Please Think Really, Really Hard Before Saying, “I’m Not Voting, Because I Dislike Both Candidates.”

We have reached peak election-disgust after last night’s debate spectacle. I’m hearing more sighs: “Both candidates are terrible, and so I am not voting.” I understand the exhaustion, frustration, and downright sadness about this cycle.  But make no mistake, nothing good is accomplished by not voting based on a general disgust with the campaigns. In fact,Continue reading “Please Think Really, Really Hard Before Saying, “I’m Not Voting, Because I Dislike Both Candidates.””

Baskin: Red Lights, Mini-Man, & Confusion

  Disclaimer: I am a movie review virgin (I guess this will be the only time I’ll be able to say that). As such, I have absolutely no idea how much of the story you can/should reveal in a review. So just assume that I am spoiling the entire movie in this short diatribe. AContinue reading “Baskin: Red Lights, Mini-Man, & Confusion”

Don’t Believe Everything You Learned in School—But, Believe Most of It.

If I have to read one more article/post/comment that begins “It’s time for a history lesson”…I may gouge my eyes out. “We shouldn’t believe everything we learned in school.” But here’s the thing: Most of the big, important stuff we learned in history class is actually true