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1111, 2022

Analysis — Many Political Dangers Remain, Even Without Red Wave

By |November 11th, 2022|

Apparently, the punditry thinks we should be happy simply because the Democrats avoided being completely wiped out in the midterms. Sure, we're relieved. People seem to have indeed cared about reproductive rights and even the preservation of democracy. But we're not going to celebrate just yet. Why? Because the Republican Party is still controlled by election deniers and want-to-be fascists who are Hell-bent on minority rule and white supremacy in this country. Do you honestly think one midterm election is going to stop these people?  They are already going to challenge several election results, and one of them is only 5,000 votes behind in the race for Secretary of State in Nevada. More than 150 Republicans elected to the House are election deniers, many incumbents among whom voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election. The MAGA base is sending racists and militant right-wingers to intimidate voters and polling stations and drop boxes. The right is openly suggesting some political violence is justified as they project their constant lie about being "the real victims here." That only magnifies as we approach a presidential year, especially if the former guy is their nominee. Actually, political violence is just as possible with someone like Ron DeSantis, who is really just D***** T**** with a political resume.

2410, 2022

Guest Commentary: Lana Negrete, Santa Monica Police Violated Presidential Security

By |October 24th, 2022|

Last week the Daily Press ran four letters to the editor about the Public Safety Reform and Oversight Commission (PSROC), the citizen board formed by the City Council in the wake of the horrific murder of George Floyd in May of 2020 and the ensuing nationwide civil unrest. In the letters, residents accused the Police Officers Association (POA) of trying to minimize citizen review of the operations of our police department while the police union suggested certain PSROC members are unfit for the duty.

2709, 2022

Standing Up for the Women of Iran

By |September 27th, 2022|

Last week, Mayor Pro Tem Sepi Shyne adjourned a session of the West Hollywood City Council in the name of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who was murdered by that country’s “Morality Police.” When elected in 2020, Shyne herself became the first out LGBTQ Iranian elected anywhere in the world, and became the West Hollywood council’s first elected woman of color.

Analysis — Many Political Dangers Remain, Even Without Red Wave

By |November 11th, 2022|

Apparently, the punditry thinks we should be happy simply because the Democrats avoided being completely wiped out in the midterms. Sure, we're relieved. People seem to have indeed cared about reproductive rights and even the preservation of democracy. But we're not going to celebrate just yet. Why? Because the Republican Party is still controlled by election deniers and want-to-be fascists who are Hell-bent on minority rule and white supremacy in this country. Do you honestly think one midterm election is going to stop these people?  They are already going to challenge several election results, and one of them is only 5,000 votes behind in the race for Secretary of State in Nevada. More than 150 Republicans elected to the House are election deniers, many incumbents among whom voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election. The MAGA base is sending racists and militant right-wingers to intimidate voters and polling stations and drop boxes. The right is openly suggesting some political violence is justified as they project their constant lie about being "the real victims here." That only magnifies as we approach a presidential year, especially if the former guy is their nominee. Actually, political violence is just as possible with someone like Ron DeSantis, who is really just D***** T**** with a political resume.

Guest Commentary: Lana Negrete, Santa Monica Police Violated Presidential Security

By |October 24th, 2022|

Last week the Daily Press ran four letters to the editor about the Public Safety Reform and Oversight Commission (PSROC), the citizen board formed by the City Council in the wake of the horrific murder of George Floyd in May of 2020 and the ensuing nationwide civil unrest. In the letters, residents accused the Police Officers Association (POA) of trying to minimize citizen review of the operations of our police department while the police union suggested certain PSROC members are unfit for the duty.

Standing Up for the Women of Iran

By |September 27th, 2022|

Last week, Mayor Pro Tem Sepi Shyne adjourned a session of the West Hollywood City Council in the name of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who was murdered by that country’s “Morality Police.” When elected in 2020, Shyne herself became the first out LGBTQ Iranian elected anywhere in the world, and became the West Hollywood council’s first elected woman of color.

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