Few reasons for optimism today


I like to think of myself as an optimist. A “glass-is-half-full” kind of guy. But looking out at the political landscape, there is simply no way to break the path we’re on without massive social changes, which will come neither easily nor without pain.

Why the pessimistic outlook? Look at what’s transpired to put us in a situation where racism, sexism and bigotry are not only tolerated but downright encouraged. And look at what it will take to change.

Political strangleholds

The GOP will continue to be the majority party. Why? Because years of gerrymandering districts have turned a slight voter edge into a massive edge in terms of House and Senate seats, at the national and state level.

There have been countless stories about how gerrymandering has made a mockery of our electoral system. And sadly, it’s all legal. Watch John Oliver’s recent take on it for a quick…

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