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I'm a retired public health worker focused these days on supporting a variety of progressive issues, such as criminal justice reform, energy efficiency, environmental protection, universal health care, civil rights, and worldwide peace and respect. I have a BA in Psychology and an MA from the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs.

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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 17, 2011
The Kochs Mess With Texas, Our Minds and Our Future Regarding the agenda of the Koch brothers as revealed in recent Think Progress and the Center for Public Integrity.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 22, 2011
How the Koch Brothers Mess With the Texas Environment How the agenda of Koch Industries harms the Texas environment and the lives of ordinary Texans.
(150 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 9, 2010
No Atheists in Foxholes, No Libertarians in Crises How free market capitalism can has driven us into the ditch but can't get us out.
(40 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 31, 2013
What Ultraconservatives Think They Know For Sure Just Ain't So Debunking the libertarian myths that support public policies that hurt people, our democracy and our economy.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Debunking Conservative Talking Points on Health Care Debunking conservative talking points in opposition to health insurance reform
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 11, 2011
How the Koch Brothers Mess With the Texas Environment (Revised) A revision of earlier article on the influence of the Koch brothers on the Texas environment. Contains new information about Koch Industries involvement in oil commodity trading.
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 19, 2010
Crime and Immigration Reform A review of crime as it relates to immigration reform pointing out that the much hyped border crime wave does not exist and what crime there is is not associated with undocumented immigrants.
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 9, 2012
Why the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Should be Found Constitutional Unless the Supreme Court engages in rampant judicial activism driven by political ideology, they should uphold the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 31, 2012
Do You Still Want to Repeal Obamacare? Reasons why those who want to repeal Obamacare should think twice about that idea.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 12, 2010
Senator Hutchison Misinforms on the Economy Debunking to opinion article by Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, full of misinformation about the economy and advocating tax cuts for the rich.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 19, 2010
It's the Economic Collapse, and We're Not Stupid The message in the November 2 election came not from the voters, but from the pain of the nonvoters. Turnout temporarily gave the Republicans a gain, but the country still favors progressive public policy. Those nonvoters will be back.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 23, 2008
"Thanks, but no thanks" to Conservative Economics The destruction that has been done by conservative economics.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Income Inequality and Societal Health Explanation of research regarding how income inequality causes societal ill health. What to do about it.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Oh, The Horror! Of the Financial Crisis The financial crisis whodunnit and how. And conservative misrepresentations of it and the solutions for dealing with it.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 31, 2009
What do we want?: Drug Policy Based on Science! A call for drug policy that is based on science, as President Obama has indicated for other policy directions.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 27, 2017
Why Would Anyone Do That? Asking the simple question: Why would anyone want to repeal the Affordable Care Act?
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 9, 2010
Does the ultra-right carry water for the ultra-rich? How and why the "tea partiers," libertarians and conservative republicans support the agenda of corporate wealth. How they are more like the secessionist southerners than the revolutionary patriots they claim.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 8, 2016
To Members of the Electoral College This is a request to the members of the Electoral College to support the popular vote for President (in which 2.7 million more votes were cast for Hillary Clinton) rather than winner-take-all allocation of votes.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 13, 2010
Immigration -" We not only can handle it, we need it Debunking more of the myths about immigration and illegal immigration: Why we in the US not only can handle immigration, but need it.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 13, 2017
Resist the Destruction of Our Health Care System A call to resist Republican destruction of our health care system by "repeal and replace" of the Affordable Care Act.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Vote Like Your Life Depends On It Reasons why we need to vote Democratic like our lives depend on it.... Because they do.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 23, 2010
The Supremes Sing the Corporate Tune Response to the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v Federal Election Commission
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 20, 2009
Moving the Progressive Agenda in the Democratic Party Progressives need to continue to work withing the Democratic Party and with Barack Obama to bring about the changes we seek
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 20, 2010
Calling Them Out As We Should Calling out and debunking lies spread by corporate Republican backers who support policies that line their pockets. Greed in political action.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Following the Russian Money Explores why Trump abandoned the Iran agreement and now would contemplate a similar agreement with North Korea.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 12, 2009
Responding to Anti-government Ranting Responding to the rantings of the anti-government crowd
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 19, 2015
Despicable Disconnection Commenting on the Texas lawsuit against the President for his executive action to help families avoid deportation
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 25, 2016
Think of Flint and Vote Urging that we think of Flint, Michigan and get out there and vote.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Confronting Congressman Canseco, Texas Dist 23, with some Inconvenient Truths An account of an unusual town hall meeting with Congressman Francisco Canseco, Texas District 23, which only 2 citizens, progressive Texas Democrats, attended and who did not let him get by with the usual talking points and misinformation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2009
Think Health Care ASSURANCE, not Insurance We need health care assurance, not insurance, and this explains the difference.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 15, 2009
To President Obama Regarding His Speech on Health Care Assurance Regarding my suggestions for improvements to the plan he detailed in his speech before Congress.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Our Congressman Misrepresents the Facts and Misrepresents Us Representative Francisco Canseco's misrepresentation of the economy recovery and repetition of Republican talking points about the economy.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A Principled Solution for the Deficit and Recession Four revenue solutions and four spending solutions for the deficit and recession based on a simple principle: That those who caused and profited from the deficit and recession should pay back the money they've taken from the American people.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 17, 2011
Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt The dangerous game the tea party Republicans are playing with failing to increase the federal debt ceiling.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 26, 2009
Concerning Tea Parties Commentary about recent "tea party" protests.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Lend An Earmark To More Lies The smoke-and-mirror lies of Republicans regarding cutting spending (at a time when that's exactly the wrong thing to do) and earmarks.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The President's Plan and My Comments on It President Obama's plan for health care assurance and my comments on the plan.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 3, 2014
What They Know For Sure that Just Ain't So about the Minimum Wage On the topic of what they know for sure that just ain't so, this speaks to increasing the minimum wage.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Please, Young Folk, Do Vote A plea for young voters to turn out and vote like they did in 2008. The difference between Democrats and Republicans is a generational divide, with Democrats looking to the future.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 2, 2009
Support Recovery and Reinvestment but Can the Tax Cuts In support of the stimulus package

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