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Vote Blue No Matter Who

June 30th, 2022 · No Comments · Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy, Politics

With the recent stacking of the Supreme Court and overturning of Roe vs. Wade and gun protections in New York, I was reminded that these events all happened because just enough people of the left spent the 2016 general election campaign trashing Hillary Clinton and either not voting or voting third party that an amoral […]

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Hillary Clinton Javits Center 2016

November 13th, 2016 · 18 Comments · New York City, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

Election Night 2016 in New York City . . It was such a beautiful fall Tuesday in New York. We were all in such a good mood. But in retrospect there were some early warning signs I’d rationalized and dismissed: The tollbooth clerk I had a happy election exchange with but when asked who she […]

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Gary Hart rally 1984 Washington Square

September 11th, 2016 · 12 Comments · New York City, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

How Rock Concerts Led To Politics . For most of ’80s I lived in Phyllis & Eddie Condon’s palatial apartment on Washington Square North.  The NYU Program Board from where I ran the concerts was in the Loeb Student Center on Washington Square South — about a 3-minute walk away — if you didn’t dawdle […]

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How the 2016 Election Will Play Out

August 9th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Politics

. The 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections will be a win for Clinton because . . . — Trump continues to be unhinged for the next 3 months; — his racism / bigotry comments & viewpoint continue to reappear; — there’s a 3-month continuous drip-drip-drip of negative Trump business stories; — the Republican party will not […]

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Democratic Party Unity in 2016

April 17th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Politics

. Restoring my Faith in Democracy at The Democrats Abroad Toronto Debate-Watch Party, April 2016   . Attending the Democrats Abroad debate-watch party in Toronto this week reminded me how we are so much better than the memes and mean comments I see on social media or news opinions every day. “Democracy isn’t something we […]

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