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Can a house divided stand?

Posted on July 4, 2018

The annual civic celebration of the 4th of July is my favorite secular holiday.  It is a reminder of our revolutionary origins and... Continue

California’s intra-party conflict

Posted on June 20, 2018

It takes a political junkie to keep up with California politics. The political landscape here is complex and there is a continuum of... Continue

Dan Monte for state assembly

Posted on May 12, 2018

The Sonoma Valley readers of this column have expressed appreciation for explanations of the deep structural politics behind the candidates... Continue

The race for Sonoma County Sheriff

Posted on March 8, 2018

As a West Coast progressive and a child of the 1960s counter-culture, I have not had a lot of contact with police. I can’t recall... Continue

The resistance persists at Women’s March 2018

Posted on February 8, 2018

The second Women’s March inaugurated what I expect to be a yearly event going forward, for the duration. A political organizer will... Continue

Tax cuts for the rich — the real death panel

Posted on December 22, 2017

This week, the Senate, voting on party lines, passed their version of the mysterious ‘tax reform’ bill, which puts this generationally... Continue

Optimism of the heart, pessimism of the intellect

Posted on September 23, 2017

This month’s column was prompted by Katie Byrnes’ article, ‘Why the 1960s matter’ in the Aug 21st edition of... Continue

A Progressive critique of the nonprofit sector

Posted on August 5, 2017

The Sonoma Sun’s May 18 issue titled “Charity in a Changing World” moved me to share my insights as a former worker in the nonprofit... Continue

Another world is ours for the making

Posted on July 5, 2017

The core mission of this column (Progressive Majority Coalition) is to transform liberals into progressives. My motto is: “Liberalism... Continue

Social movement or political realignment?

Posted on May 4, 2017

The swift and massive civic response to the Trump election is a social movement, galvanized by widespread revulsion against the white... Continue