I make those Two Party Opera comics
This is something I struggle with , because as much as don’t like the outcome of the Citizens United decision, I don’t think it was necessarily decided incorrectly. I agree with both the rationale of the decision as well as the warnings from its dissent. Fascinating case and I honestly don’t know how I would have decided it if I was a judge – which makes it all the more interesting to me.
Your proposal is interesting – I’d be interested to see what the potential pitfalls would be, but as far as I can tell, it’s a good-faith proposal.
Yes, the inverse presidents are not historical presidents – they are just the money portraits of dark money
@jcole Immediately after last night’s board meeting, since it was a council voted vacancy and not a special election. I’ll be running officially for my own seat in the spring of 2019 for a two-year term.
Where and what?
Not talking about those. I’m talking about public office in general.
When friends of mine or people commenting on the Two Party Opera GoComics page start to feel the despair of the daily news, I’ll often give the advice to run for public office. And I never mean it in a hypothetical sense, it’s something I honestly believe – that we have the right to become the government that we want.
Last night, I put that to the test for myself. Encouraged by my wife, Stephanie, I had decided to throw my hat into the ring for an empty seat on my local neighborhood council.
And I’m happy and honored to tell you that I won. I’m now a councilmember representing Studio City for the city of Los Angeles. It may not be a big fancy title or a position that comes with any sort of notoriety, but even with the constant stream of negative national news, I will, at least, work hard to make my own neighborhood the best it can be.
Imagine if even more, different people ran for public office. Change happens local and we can all do this together.
Wouldn’t, not would.
I was watching John Dean last night make the point that for all Nixon’s faults, he never questioned Nixon’s patriotism and that he saw himself wanting to be the great peacemaker, despite his problematic methods of achieving it. This was JOHN DEAN defending Nixon.
I tend to agree: https://www.gocomics.com/two-party-opera/2017/6/26
James Buchanan was the Minister to Russia for about 18 months between 1832-1833, where he quickly learned that privacy was non-existent when he found out Russian servants were going through his official documents. Any correspondence back to the United States was handed directly to American ship captains and warned that any responses should not “say anything which would be offensive to the Government. They are not very delicate about opening letters here.”