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Jim Claybaugh
Between Red and Blue, there are infinite shades of Purple.
Between Red and Blue, there are infinite shades of Purple.
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Hate on Both Sides?
This weekend the President characterized the Charlottesville violence as a result of "hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides... on many sides."  He curiously felt the need to repeat "on many sides." This rationalization was parroted in social media by ...
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I get Election 2016 now...
Dear Republican Party, I understand. You hate Bill and Hillary. You H-A-T-E them! You tried to bust Bill Clinton on just about any allegation you could think of, and he kept getting away. On the day of his impeachment, his approval rating was in the 60's...
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Choosing Between the Lesser of Two Liars
After following American Politics since 1986, the first year I was able to vote, it seems clear to me that each presidential election has elicited louder and more hateful voices toward the opposition's candidate.  Bush and Dukakis in 1988 was intriguing to ...
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Today is the Day of Giving. As a staff member, I strongly support Opening Doors and its mission to empower the Sacramento community. Opening Doors does great work, helping refugees to resettle here and getting survivors of trafficking to safety. They also empower immigrant communities, and entrepreneurs who want to start a small business. Please join me in donating online at
https://bigdayofgiving.org/npo/opening-doors-inc
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Why Moderates Don't Get News Coverage
I've asked the question in several places why the Moderate movements isn't getting more press coverage, even though the majority of voters now state they don't align with the extreme voices in the major parties.  If the centrist view -- or at least the non-...
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Can a Centrist Movement be Unified?
As the year winds down, 2015 seemed to be the Year of the Extreme, at least to me.  Extremist views seem to have become the norm, with inflammatory rhetoric and outright lies becoming not just accepted but embraced by candidates' supporters, and this is not...
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Trump
I just have to get this off my chest.  Trump is a narcissist.  The most sociopathic narcissist I have ever been made aware of.. and I know some real a-holes.  He desperately craves attention and validation, and when criticized throws it back with insults an...
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Biblical Bases for Political Viewpoints... and My Own.
While most of my views and posts focus more on economic issues, I couldn't help but chime in on the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.  In order to offer a basis, perhaps it may help to elaborate on some of my religious views, as it seems the basi...
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