Election Guide for Nov 8, 2011

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My election guide for November 8, 2011. Read more

Election Guide – May 2011

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Here is my election guide for the primary elections in May of 2011. Read more

An Important Victory for the US Military

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Today I would like to celebrate a victory. A small victory, and one which was decades overdue, but an important victory nevertheless. A few hours ago, the Senate voted for closure (time to stop debating) on the repeal of 10 U.S.C §654, the law that prohibits gays from serving in the US military. This law was unfair to those who wished to serve and it harmed the US armed forces, both by depriving them of the services of some highly-skilled servicemembers and by encouraging servicemembers to lie and keep secrets. President Clinton’s policy of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” only slightly mitigated these ills. This kind of policy made us a laughingstock throughout the world.

I am delighted to be able to say that we have taken this small but important step forward toward rights for everyone in my country. I hope it is only the first of many.

Election Guide, Nov 2010

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Here is a description of all items that will be on my local ballot for this upcoming election, along with my own thoughts on the candidates. Read more

Election Guide, May 2010

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This coming Tuesday, we have primary elections. I have been doing my research on the candidates for the various races — all primary elections, and I am registered as a Democrat. I will summarize the results of that research here along with my endorsements and intended votes. Read more

Petitioning the FCC on Net Neutrality

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I sent the following message to the FCC, which is currently accepting public input prior to promulgating new rules on “Net Neutrality”. Read more

Election Guide, Nov 2008

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Here is a description of all items that will be on my local ballot for this upcoming election, along with my own personal recommendations on how I expect to vote, and why. For quite some time now, I’ve done this sort of research before elections; this time I decided to write it out. Read more