I'm a former Peace Corps Volunteer and retired banker who lives in the progressive heartland of Sonoma County, California.
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- Several years ago, a highly esteemed political consultant gave me some advice that I've been thinking about frequently these days. He said, "find the villians and name them". So we're going to do ...473 comments 745 Recs
- I was inspired by the always excellent nyceve and her [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/6/4/738756/-I-was-asked-to-come-to-Washington-and-I-need-your-help diary] that's been sitting atop the Rec ...292 comments 674 Recs
- This Diary is a mash-up of several Diaries I've previously Posted here and have been asked to revisit with the return of spring driving season The flatbed truck, ...444 comments 558 Recs
- This is the American way. Since Sept. 11, 2001, when the country’s attention understandably turned to terrorism, nearly 120,000 Americans have been killed in nonterror homicides, ...420 comments 172 Recs
- Earlier today we found out that the standoff with Somalian pirates had come to a happy end for American Captain Richard Phillips. Patriotic Americans have good reason to rejoice this Easter Sunday: ...743 comments 1444 Recs
- Articles like this one are terrible because they give "objective" credence ...185 comments 245 Recs
- As a number of you know. I am a banker. I've been financing projets in the energy sector for close to 15 years. I'm aware this diary can and will be seen as self-serving, and indeed it is. But I ...356 comments 469 Recs
- Challenging head-on the powerful private insurance and pharmaceutical industries, Vermont's Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a single-payer health reform bill, ...557 comments 805 Recs
- I'm a college teacher some of the time, and I have to say that what I've just witnessed was a demonstration of masterly teaching practice. Our broadcast media has been operating under the ...498 comments 1007 Recs
- hi everybody. I haven't been writing lately because it's just too damn depressing. It feels like 2003 all over again. You know, the feeling that all is decided beforehand, and that nothing you can ...847 comments 798 Recs
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