E-mail from Jackie Speier

March 11, 2021 Dear Mateo: Thank you for contacting me regarding the coronavirus pandemic. This is a global public health and economic crisis the likes of which the world has not seen in over a century.  The coronavirus, known as COVID-19, continues to spread and has affected every corner of our society. Despite the severity…… Continue reading E-mail from Jackie Speier

The Spanish West – Time Life Books

The more I travel and learn the more I realize people of every nation do not know their own history. It is not necessarily their own fault but that of the elementary and secondary schools which teach a ‘happy’ and patriotic version while diminishing or completely ignoring anything which could paint the country in a…… Continue reading The Spanish West – Time Life Books

The World Is Changing: Trump, COVID, Crypto and the Internet.

It is difficult to really understand how much things are changing from our day to day experiences. It is as though a huge stone is thrown into the middle of a tranquil lake; we see the big splash but rarely wait to watch all of the ripples as they reach the shore and subside after…… Continue reading The World Is Changing: Trump, COVID, Crypto and the Internet.

The Best Argument Against Democracy

The best argument against Democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. – Made up? This is an excellent quote and certainly one worthy of America during the Trump era. However, Churchill never said it! https://winstonchurchill.org/publications/finest-hour/finest-hour-141/red-herrings-famous-quotes-churchill-never-said/

E-mail from Kamala Harris

I became disillusioned with our political process over a decade ago. The past four years under the Presidency of Donald Trump has now made politics not just something I’m disillusioned with but something to be actively avoided at all costs for my own mental health. I have a limited emotional reservoir and I simply cannot…… Continue reading E-mail from Kamala Harris