Helen, a five-year-old from Honduras, was detained by the Trump Administration.

Go Home and Get in Line

Go home and get in line. That’s this writer’s most stark memory of a Tom McClintock town hall early last year. And that’s one of the reasons I’m so committed …

Women's rights

The GOP’s War on Women

With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the country is at risk of returning to days we thought we had put behind us. The days when …

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan smirking

When Will Their Greed Be Sated?

In a well-functioning government, our representatives would evaluate policy based on facts and experience, and enact laws designed to actually improve people’s lives. But we do not have a well-functioning …

Kavanaugh is Mad

Does the Truth Matter?

A few years ago, the answer to this question from both sides of the political divide would have been the same. We had different truths – our news sources have …

Families with young children

The Children in Our Care

Most of us can agree that when government assumes the responsibility for a child, it has an overriding commitment to care for that child and ensure the child’s safety and …

Fire damage in CD4

After Action Memo

  My neighborhood near Yosemite is pretty much decorated with handwritten signs thanking firefighters. They saved our community. They saved my house. This is my sign.   We weren’t here …

American Workers

Why Aren’t Wages Rising?

The economy is strong, unemployment is low, but workers in most industries aren’t seeing the rewards. Wages remain stagnant even as jobs go unfilled – a problem that should not …

Our Tax Dollars at Work

The Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance policy toward immigrants has led to the imprisonment of thousands of children in impromptu detention centers across the Nation, in what has now become a billion-dollar …

Cruelty, Based on Lies

Our President wants us to believe that his policies are designed to keep us safe, but he’s lying to us. And he’s doing his best to build a government based …