Washington

The Darrell Issa “Town Hall” is What Democracy Looks Like

  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5gFwhdu41M[/embed] I was excited to participate in last night's jam packed Town Hall in Vista, even though our so-called Congressman, Darrell Issa, was a no show.  In particular, even though the main topic of discussion was protecting the Affordable Care Act, I went to speak about climate and energy issues, because when we're thinking about our health, our environment is also very important. Darrell Issa (whom I like to call "Sneaky Darrell") once said in regard to climate change, "… we have to make sure that when we recalibrate what’s happening, why it’s happening, how much it’s happening, we need to ensure that we get a careful relook at the figures so that we’re accurate." (more…)

Washington

Four Things to be Thankful for This Presidents’ Day Weekend

On Friday, C-SPAN released its 2017 Presidential Historians Survey, which evaluated each of our presidents in several categories, including public persuasion, moral authority, relations with Congress, and much more.  Here are four things we can be thankful for from some of the presidents who historians ranked as much better than average. Abraham Lincoln embraced his political opponents with kindness and empathy. Most Americans are familiar with the remarkable story of Abraham Lincoln, who ranked #1 in C-SPAN’s presidential survey.  Lincoln finished first in several categories and no lower than third in any of them. (more…)