State Politics

Your privacy has just been sold!

9 months ago Citizen#7 0
Last week the US. Senate voted to repeal the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy rules giving consumers the power to choose how their ISPs use and share their personal data to ISPs. The vote was down party lines. The repeal was authored by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Sen. Flake Read More

The Corrosive Wedge of “Us” and “Them”

10 months ago Citizen#7 0
The Corrosive Wedge of “Us” and “Them” Politicians and pundits intentionally insert the wedge of “Us” and “Them” between us splitting one side against another to get heard in the 24/7 information noise of the day. The issue of “Us” and “Them” blinds us to the overriding fact we are all Americans. Political parties jockey Read More

Why Doug Ericksen is Dangerous

11 months ago Citizen#7 0
The Trump administration has tapped Washington state’s 42 district Senator Doug Erickson to be the temporary Communications Director for the Environmental Protection Agency. In an interview with Jan. 25th interview with NPR Sen. Ericksen said “We’ll take a look at what’s happening so that the voice coming from the EPA is one that’s going to Read More

While We Weren’t Looking, Our Senators Voted for Big Pharma!

11 months ago Citizen#7 0
Sen. Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Sanders (I-VT) introduced legislation to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to lower prescription drug prices for Americans by importing drugs from Canada. If passed Americans could buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. The bill was shot down in a 52 to 46 vote. Thirteen Republicans joined Sanders and voted Read More

Doug Ericksen’s Nose is Out of Joint

11 months ago Citizen#7 0
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1902-1932) is attributed to have said “The right to swing my arms in any direction ends where your nose begins.” Sen. Ericksen said “American citizens have a constitutional right to assemble, to speak freely, and to petition their government via protests,” Ericksen said.  “There is no constitutional Read More