YOU BET #ImWithHer

Americans should vote for a leader with a record as an experienced bridge-builder, not a trash-talker. Americans should vote for a leader who puts families and kids first, not someone who puts himself first. Who is that leader? Hillary Clinton.

A Bernie Sanders Supporter Asks, Now What?

I am one of the millions of change-hungry progressive Democrat voters who were inspired by the Bernie Sanders campaign. Mr. Sanders promised the impossible – large-scale systemic changes like reforming the corrupt federal election process and shifting spending away from the military to fund education for the masses.

Why I’m Voting Trump/Pence

I want a leader in charge who will not apologize for America. I want a leader who is blunt, forthright and confident in himself, in the American People and in over 225 years of American history and values.

Freedom

Over the past 25 years, the Democrats have behaved as expected and the Republican Party has been hijacked by people more concerned with restricting the right to an abortion, restricting the rights of the gay community, and telling people where to go to the bathroom.

Thinking About Running for Office?

Lawyers often possess the skills needed to be effective civic leaders. More than half of United States Presidents have been lawyers. Attorneys are educated and trained to solve problems, apply laws, communicate difficult concepts, collaborate with others to reach agreement, justify, and defend positions.

Unpleasant Surprises? The Limits of Public Comment on Proposed Ballot Initiatives

It had been unclear exactly how much an initiative could change after public comment. After the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Superior Court [2] the answer is: quite a bit.

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