February 2022 Election Calendar — Political⚡Charge

Courtesy of TokyoSand at politicalcharge.org, this month’s election calendar. Larry

What better way to protect our democracy than to encourage folks to participate in it? (Well, that and expanding voting rights, of course.) One of the ways we can do that is by sharing the information about elections that are happening year-round! Turnout drops by A LOT in what is called “off-cycle” elections, and historically,…

February 2022 Election Calendar — Political⚡Charge

Other Voices

Okay, I’m aware of how much I’ve posted stuff from other people’s blogs, lately.

To wit, out of my nine posts so far this year, I wrote exactly one.

You might think I’ve gotten lazy, but that’s not true. It’s just, I’ve read plenty of good blogs here of late, written by bloggers whose work I respect. I share them with you because 1) They’re saying what I think, and saying it well, 2) They’re offering some useful information, or 3) I’m happy to introduce you to their blogs.

Additionally, here’s a few more I’ve discovered recently that I like, with a quote from each writer about their purpose:

Letters From an American, by Heather Cox Richardson, a professor of American history, who explores the news of the day within a historical context. Interesting and informative. This is a chronicle of today’s political landscape, but because you can’t get a grip on today’s politics without an outline of America’s Constitution, and laws, and the economy, and social customs, this newsletter explores what it means, and what it has meant, to be an American.

Today’s Edition Newsletter, by Robert B. Hubbell, who describes himself as “Citizen. Optimist. Realist.” Above all else, I am trying to sustain and lift-up my family by staring into the noisome stream of information that passes for “news” to find the thread of decency and hope that binds us together as a nation.

The Good in Us, by Mary L. Trump, the only Trump I care to follow. For our part we must embrace the idea that democracy is always worth fighting for. We have to remember, however, that we always have to be fighting for democracy—it’s not an end in itself, it is a process. We need to be neutral as to the facts (h/t mainstream media) but always biased towards democracy.

I found these writers on a website called https://substack.com, where you can find articles on politics, culture, business, sports, the arts and several other topics of interest, written from different points of view.

Obviously, some of you will be more receptive than others to these sites I recommend, and that’s fine. We all like to gravitate toward those whose opinions align with ours, and dismiss the rest. Nevertheless, you’re invited to at least check ’em out.

And one of these days, I’ll actually have some original material for you again. Promise.

9 Reasons Why Primary Votes Matter More — Political⚡Charge

TokyoSand at politicalcharge.org posted this reminder about voting in primaries, along with some very good reasons to do so. Please give serious consideration to what she says. By the way, my fellow Texans, ours is March 1st. Get it on your calendar. Thanks! Larry

If you want to shape politics, there are few ways to be more impactful than voting in a primary election. Nationwide, primaries only see an average of 20% turnout. Instead of delving into why people don’t vote in the primaries, let’s talk about why people SHOULD vote in the primaries: ✦ With fewer people voting, every…

9 Reasons Why Primary Votes Matter More — Political⚡Charge

Who’s the Boss? — The Chester Chronicles

This one is for all my fellow cat owners/lovers out there. Izzy and Lizzy got a big laugh out of this. (Although Pixel scared them a little.) Apologies for the occasional profanity, but hey, I didn’t write it. Larry

The Battle of Vitamix Though Canada doesn’t have the volume of involvement in military conflicts as the United States, they don’t shy away from fighting, and we’re not talking hockey brawls. Canada has taken part in many of the greatest conflicts in recent memory; World War I, World War II, Korea and Afghanistan. Now, it’s […]

Who’s the Boss? — The Chester Chronicles