Ive Voted

I have officially voted in the 2018 midterm elections; have you?  I hope the answer to that question is either a resounding, "yes" or an "I'm voting later today". Voting is one way to make our voices heard in a democracy. Here is a small clip from the Murphy Brown episode "Results May Very"; in which … Continue reading Ive Voted

The Grocery Store

My grip tightened on the cart as I turned it down the frozen food aisle in the grocery store. I looked down at my list and over to the calculator on my phone. I'd calculated the cost of every item in my cart and made sure it came in under my budget. I pulled my … Continue reading The Grocery Store

National Voter Registration Day

Have you recently turned 18? Gotten married? Moved? Or want to vote after a long period of not voting in elections? Now is the time to get registered, update your registration, and confirm you are registered to vote.  Here is a short video from Michelle Obama on the importance of voting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4hdJPCnjPY Here is a … Continue reading National Voter Registration Day

Running for Office Tips

Like clockwork election season is once again upon us. There are a lot of people running for office in three categories: Re-election Running for the first time Re-running for a position As a voter, and volunteer, here are a few tips and things to keep in mind. Canvassing: At most a canvasser has two minutes … Continue reading Running for Office Tips

Electoral Voted Presidents

Here is a Ted-Ed talk on how the Electoral College works: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9H3gvnN468) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9H3gvnN468 Question: How many presidents were elected without winning the popular vote?  And which ones were they? Answer: Five presidents took office without winning the popular vote. In other words they won the electoral college vote; not the popular vote. They were: John Quincy Adams … Continue reading Electoral Voted Presidents

Unemployment Rate

Sen. Bernie Sanders website states, "The real unemployment rate is much higher than the “official” figure typically reported in the newspapers. When you include workers who have given up looking for jobs, or those who are working part time when they want to work full time, the real number is much higher than official figures would … Continue reading Unemployment Rate

Campaign Trail

The longer the campaign season this year, the more this joke seems true: Comic written by Larry Lambert, illustrated by Jerry King. It seems that this year every day brings yet another jaw dropping, head scratching, moment.  For one candidate it seems that a chart is needed to just keep up with what their current … Continue reading Campaign Trail

Political Email Season

I can always tell when an election is coming up; the number of political emails increase.  The majority of the emails beg for a donation.  It doesn’t matter what group it is for there seems to be one catastrophe after another that requires just a small donation.  One thing that is always interesting about the … Continue reading Political Email Season