I support gay rights but question whether the fight for full marriage quality isn’t a wedge issue that will distract voters from more important issues such as war, military spending, the economy, economic justice, corruption, climate change, health care, taxation, and green energy. Politicians love wedge issues. Actually, I’m not sure of this. Maybe gay marriage is a fundamental issue of human rights, akin to women’s right to vote and the Civil Rights movement of the 60s.
Having won re-election thanks to the strenuous efforts of millions of Democrats and progressives, President Obama is now freed from the pressures of campaigning. I fear that he will do what he really wants to do: serve the interests of Wall Street and the military-industrial complex. Last year he volunteered to cut Social Security and […]
“John McCain’s campaign has suggested that the best answer for the growing pressures on Social Security might be to cut cost of living adjustments or raise the retirement age. Let me be clear: I will not do either.” Comments comments
Turnout for last month’s election was low — under 37% nationwide and under 50% in Washington State. National turnout for youth (18 -29) was at about 21.5% according to The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. Under 30% of registered voters voted in Texas and New York. Why was turnout so […]