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In 2018, I worked on a political campaign for a woman running for state representative. I worked roughly 60 hours a week and eventually quit because I saw the writing on the walls that we wouldn’t win. She refused to fundraise over the phone, I knocked on more doors than…


Abortion has been in the news as Texas passed SB 8, and the Supreme Court upheld it. By upheld, I mean that they refused to take up the case, letting the precedent stand. Had they taken the case, the law would have temporarily paused. Many of my friends on Facebook…


Work is the centerpiece of American life. We define ourselves by what we do and attribute value to others based on the status of their professions. We work ourselves to the bone without consideration for our mental health and personal relationships. Finally, with the advent of apps like Slack and…


The anti-vax movement is a problem that will literally solve itself.

When COVID first started, I saw it as a significant threat to humanity that people would hopefully rally around. I did my best to follow protocols like wearing a mask, not attending large gatherings, washing my hands, and receiving…


If I could go into Congress, snap my fingers, and pass a bill, I would do something on climate change. In my ideal scenario, it would be minimally invasive into the economy while significantly reducing emissions. By minimally invasive, every sector that pollutes the most would reduce their emissions that…


I recently landed a dream job of mine working in the Michigan Legislature. The work is interesting, exciting, fun sometimes, and I have great coworkers. It’s also a total change of where I was three years ago when working as a Library Director. …


When you lose your parents, you’re an orphan. When you lose a spouse, you’re a widow. There’s no word for expressing the pain of losing a child.

I have never lost a spouse or a child, but I think the same level of disgust, sadness, and horror should be applied…


Obviously, I don’t own this, XKCD did it and it’s great. They’re great.

“I don’t know of a civilization in the history of the world that’s been able to solve its problems when half the people in a country absolutely hate the other half of the people in it.” — Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida)

I’m starting this piece with two conflicting pieces of…


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My brother and I played the board game pandemic around Christmas this year. I asked him, “where is the card that lets you just give up and let herd immunity take care of everything?”

He wittily responded, “that’s the Trump card”.

I asked my brother a few days later if…


Though not much.

Although Joe Biden won the election, Democrats maintaining control of the House despite losing 10ish seats, many Democrats are fretting about their prospects of the next decade. For good reason! Republicans have six Supreme Court seats and Justice Alito gave a brazenly partisan speech telling conservative litigants…

Casey

Amateur political analyst / anti anti-vaxxer / hater of conspiracy theories and the power of crystals

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