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Speaker John Boehner, disgusting immoral hypocrite
SHOT: The cost of the Obama proposal already has drawn criticism from Republican politicians. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, even published a blog post laden with Taylor Swift GIFs to express his concern. "Sixty billion dollars [over ten years] is a lo...
SHOT: The cost of the Obama proposal already has drawn criticism from Republican politicians. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, even published a blog post laden with Taylor Swift GIFs to express his concern. "Sixty billion ...
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I agree, he's slime and achieves nothing, ever.
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Lindsey wins!
Following up on my post from earlier in the month about Lindsey Horvath: SHE WON! I'm sad that John Heilman didn't win as well, but he has a chance to retake a seat on the council in a special election on June 2nd. It's a special pleasure to see good friend...
Following up on my post from earlier in the month about Lindsey Horvath: SHE WON! I'm sad that John Heilman didn't win as well, but he has a chance to retake a seat on the council in a special election on June 2nd. It's a spe...
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Do King v. Burwell supporters want to destroy the healthcare system or not? Hard to tell.
Over at Roll Call's Wonk Wire , Taegan Goddard lays out the fundamental problem that Republicans face in trying to convince Chief Justice Roberts to join with the presumed four SCOTUS justices who want to destroy the Affordable Care Act through King v. Burw...
Over at Roll Call's Wonk Wire, Taegan Goddard lays out the fundamental problem that Republicans face in trying to convince Chief Justice Roberts to join with the presumed four SCOTUS justices who want to destroy the Affordabl...
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HCA's King v. Burwell brief notes dramatic success of ACA for women
Last week, I wrote about the amicus brief in the King v. Burwell case that was filed by Hospital Corporation of America, the nation's largest private-sector provider of medical care. The brief concludes that the arguments of the plaintiffs, who are attempti...
Last week, I wrote about the amicus brief in the King v. Burwell case that was filed by Hospital Corporation of America, the nation's largest private-sector provider of medical care. The brief concludes that the arguments of ...
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More on California's 25th Senate District: letter from a transgender resident
A transgender resident of Glendale, CA published a letter to the editor in the Glendale News-Press that echoes my thoughts about Zareh Sinanyan. Sinanyan, you may recall, is the current mayor of Glendale, and his city council colleagues somehow saw fit to a...
A transgender resident of Glendale, CA published a letter to the editor in the Glendale News-Press that echoes my thoughts about Zareh Sinanyan. Sinanyan, you may recall, is the current mayor of Glendale, and his city council...
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My latest on King v. Burwell
Available at Daily Kos . I have so little respect for Michael Cannon.
Available at Daily Kos. I have so little respect for Michael Cannon.
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Sen. David Vitter's attack on the 14th amendment has killed irony dead
Every so often, conservative hatred of birthright citizenship erupts like a festering herpes sore on the face of American political discourse. Five years ago, it was Arizona nutjob Russell Pearce , the father of the notorious SB1070 immigration bill, who pr...
Every so often, conservative hatred of birthright citizenship erupts like a festering herpes sore on the face of American political discourse. Five years ago, it was Arizona nutjob Russell Pearce, the father of the notorious ...
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Local LA politics edition: Lindsey Horvath for West Hollywood City Council
I'm taking a break from national stuff and King v. Burwell this week. I'm back in the Los Angeles area for tomorrow's municipal elections--and especially to help my dear friend Lindsey Horvath , who's running for West Hollywood City Council. I can't say eno...
I'm taking a break from national stuff and King v. Burwell this week. I'm back in the Los Angeles area for tomorrow's municipal elections--and especially to help my dear friend Lindsey Horvath, who's running for West Hollywoo...
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The hypocrisy of the King v. Burwell plaintiffs
Brian Beutler's incisive writing at TNR gave me the idea to document the hypocrisy of the intellectual leaders of the King v. Burwell case, and I wrote that up for Daily Kos this Sunday . In case you missed it because there was a little thing called the Osc...
Brian Beutler's incisive writing at TNR gave me the idea to document the hypocrisy of the intellectual leaders of the King v. Burwell case, and I wrote that up for Daily Kos this Sunday. In case you missed it because there wa...
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California Senate Field Poll: no, Condi Rice doesn't "lead" anything
Many of my California political friends are exercising a fair bit of consternation about the latest Field Poll on the race to claim the California Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer. The poll suggests that more people would consider supporting the ...
Many of my California political friends are exercising a fair bit of consternation about the latest Field Poll on the race to claim the California Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer. The poll suggests that more peopl...
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What will Republicans do for King v. Burwell victims? They have absolutely no idea.
Late last week, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) was asked what Congress would do if the Supreme Court decides to take away subsidies from the approximately 7 million participants the federal Obamacare exchange by ruling with the plaintiffs in ...
Late last week, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) was asked what Congress would do if the Supreme Court decides to take away subsidies from the approximately 7 million participants the federal Obamacare exchange b...
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Los Angeles: when cutting business taxes makes sense
As a progressive Democrat, you might not normally expect me to be in favor of cutting business taxes. One exception? My home city of Los Angeles and "gross receipts tax" it imposes on businesses. The gross receipts tax is, well, pretty gross. It taxes busin...
As a progressive Democrat, you might not normally expect me to be in favor of cutting business taxes. One exception? My home city of Los Angeles and "gross receipts tax" it imposes on businesses. The gross receipts tax is, we...
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    2011
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    2011
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Contributing Editor, DailyKos; jack-of-all-trades politico.
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I was born in Salt Lake City on June 9, 1982--a day that shall live in infamy.

I was homeschooled and grew up in Riverside, CA before moving to Los Angeles in my early teens.  I went to school at UCLA and majored in Greek and Latin, which had been a lifelong passion.  I decided against grad school and a Ph.D. after I became more political in my college years, and helped my brother David found The Pollux Group, a qualitative research firm that serves both corporate clientele and left-leaning political organizations.

Some time ago, I reconnected with my classical roots by tutoring Latin, and I founded The Apollo Academy, a company dedicated to tutoring Latin and other classical subjects. I stopped that some years ago, but the spirit lives on.

I love the online world of politics--as well as spiders.  Sometimes, I combine the two.


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    1999 - 2003
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