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No man is an island “ is an idiom that was taken from a 1642 sermon by John Donne, who was the Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral. The full quote is as follows:

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent…


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Governor Gavin Newsom won the California Recall election. No one should be surprised by this outcome in a state where the vast majority of registered voters are Democrats.

On September 14, 2021, the California Secretary of State’s website provided partial reporting of the outcome of the California Recall election. As…


This is one of two separate lawsuits against Texas’s SB 8 law.

The U.S. Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court of the United States for an emergency halt to the Texas SB 8 law. The law prevents people who are pregnant from obtaining an abortion after six weeks of…


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The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol is a Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. As you may have guessed, the Committee’s main purpose is to investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol. …


This is really bad news for artists who post their work on Twitter

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Twitter introduced a feature called “ Tips “ which is intended to roll out to all users (eventually). The purpose of “Tips” is to enable Twitter users to support their favorite creators — who are on Twitter…


These bills are a good start to decreasing California’s housing crisis.

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Governor of California Gavin Newsom signed bills that are intended to increase California’s housing supply and fight the housing crisis. These bills were signed on September 16, 2021. They are part of California’s Comeback Plan.

Senate Bill 9 was…


I’m writing this quick post based on a comment that some rando attempted to put on my website. (To the best of my knowledge, the person is not on Medium.) My website is set to automatically hold back comments from randos, until and unless I approve them.

For context, I…


It is such a huge relief that the California Republican recall failed! We get to keep Governor Gavin Newsom.

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The counting of the votes isn’t over yet. However, the percentage of votes from people who voted NO (on recalling Governor Newsom) are too high for his opponent to overcome with…


California deserves a governor who has political experience. Larry Elder is a talk radio host.

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Let’s compare the qualifications of Governor Gavin Newsom and the qualifications of Larry Elder. One actually has a background in politics, having won at least three key political positions. …


Karma has come back to bite the Republicans

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U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced that he has filed a lawsuit against the State of Texas to stop unconstitutional Senate Bill 8. It was allowed to become law because the conservative members of the Supreme Court literally did nothing. …

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