Donald Trump Has Forgotten About Older Voters

Donald Trump has forgotten about his older voters. This health bill is nothing more than an age tax for older adults. AARP tells us: “Older Americans want affordable health care, including less-expensive prescription drugs and continued protections for the most vulnerable,” said AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond. “When Americans …

Send People to Washington Who Understand Past Errors

I am an Historian by trade. This article in the New York Times really “hits the nail on the head.” We need to send people to Washington who understand the errors of the past and can keep us from repeating them. That’s one of the primary reasons I’m running for …

Congratulations to Those Who Challenge Soon-To-Be Former Congressman

This is how we rise. Congratulations to all these people who decided to challenge our soon-to-be former congressman. Get MAD and vote blue! Indivisible, ProgressNow, ACLU fill Pearce town hall Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM-02) Held a townhall meeting in Las Cruces on Saturday, March 18.  Although Pearce’s press release claimed …

Trump Warns House Republicans

Yet again Donald Trump has warned House Republicans that they MUST repeal the ACA or they will lose their seats to the extreme right. I guess, for him, we don’t exist. Because, if House Republicans vote out the ACA they are still going to lose their seats…to US! Get MAD …

1.8 Million Jobs Lost Over Next 5 Years

A new analysis by Christian E. Weller and Gregg Gelzinis of the Center for American Progress warns that 1.8 million jobs over the next 5 years will be lost as a direct result of a Republican enforced repeal of the Affordable Care Act. That’s in addition to the 24 million …

The Problem with a Preemptive Strike

The problem with a preemptive strike is that we become the aggressor. Our allies are not required to support us in the event that we are deemed the antagonist. Most of our Republican Congressmen and Senators have thus far chosen to follow our Alt-Right President no matter how outlandish his …

Climate Change is Real

Sadly, our Republican members of Congress don’t seem to believe in Science. Nor do they believe the evidence that keeps piling up about the reality of human-caused climate change. A New York Times story discusses the tragedy of warming oceans on Australia’s Great Reef, in which huge amounts of coral …

Opioid Addiction

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention notes that New Mexico’s overdose death rate has improved. We’ve gone from 49th worst in the nation to 43rd. That is a substantial improvement. There is also a 7% drop in overdose deaths reported between 2014 and 2015. Nationwide, however, overdose deaths have …

Immigration Enforcement

On January 25, 2017, Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13768. This order enforces a law that’s been around since 2002. But Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama chose not to fully enforce immigration law. If an illegal immigrant was more than 100 miles away from the border, or had been here …

On the Issues: Veterans

As a Veteran, and a Veteran’s spouse, I believe our country is obligated to meet their needs: medical, psychological, housing, education, etc. I am devoted to helping our Vets, and support the VA.