Why This Election Hurt So Badly – Part 1

Written by: Matt O’Brien As I sit here at 1:22 AM because, sleep….What’s that?  I’m drinking what is, no doubt, the first of many Guinness’ in order to get through to those individuals who voted for that Orange Bastard, Donald Trump.  Thankfully, only one person I “know” has done so,

Why Did Hillary Lose?

Written by: George Burns III That’s the question that a lot of us are asking… Why did Hillary lose the election?  Most pollsters lead us to believe that Hillary was going to win the election by a very comfortable margin in the Electoral College, only to leave us disillusioned on

Why Did Donald Trump Win?

Written by: Ryan-Mae McAvoy Following up on my last piece, I really wanted to delve into how I think Trump won this election. George and I had been having discussions with our own thoughts on the who, what, when, and why. I really had to piece together how a man

My First Election

Written by: Kari Fulk It is my civic duty to vote. If you don’t vote, you are part of the problem. By not voting, you are not allowed to complain. By voting Third Party you are throwing away your vote. I have been able to vote for ten years, however

Trump Transition – The First Selections

Phew!  It’s been quite the weekend here!  Life has been busy, but also promising, rewarding and fantastic.  Apparently, as I was out living life, a lot happened in the world!  So, let’s catch up! Today, President-elect Trump made his first two major appointments to the next version of the Executive

Redefining Who I Am

Written by: Nicole Libbert Let me introduce my political self.  I am a Democrat… Or at least I thought I was – up until this presidential election.  I was raised as a Democrat, and I followed blindly. “I am a strong independent woman.”  “I have every civil right to choose

On this Veteran’s Day

Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of expression…. a small sample of the liberties that we, as Americans, enjoy each day.  That freedom is what allows us to write this blog, and to speak our minds. Freedom is not free.  Freedom has been granted to us

Decisions are made by those who show up

Not only is that above statement true, but as an informed constituent, I think that it’s important to understand WHO showed up. The Pew Research Center (a non-partisan, self-described “fact-tank,” based in Washington DC, providing information about social issues, opinions and demographic trends in the United States and around the

Hello from the other side

During all the emotion of this election, I was so happy and proud of George for deciding to start this site. I was eager to help as I think our friendship is a very good example of the America I believe in, because label wise we aren’t the same; Common

The Next day

The votes have been cast, and the winner has been declared.  Did the results pan out how I wanted them to?  No, no they did not.  Do I accept the legitimacy of this election and the legitimacy of the claim to office?  100% This is how our Democracy works.  In