Blood on Their Hands: How Both Political Parties Are Complicit in Killing American Democracy

Blood on Their Hands: How Both Political Parties Are Complicit in Killing American Democracy

While the January 6th insurrection was a blatant disregard of democracy, both parties have contributed to the erosion of democracy for years.

Rep. Val Demings to Challenge Marco Rubio for Senate Seat in 2022

Rep. Val Demings to Challenge Marco Rubio for Senate Seat in 2022

By Quentin Choy May 19, 2021 U.S. Representative Val Demings will challenge Florida Senator Marco Rubio for his Senate seat in 2022. Demings was Orlando’s first Black woman police chief and was on the shortlist to be Joe Biden’s Vice President along with Susan Rice, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Tammy Duckworth, Amy Klobuchar, and Kamala Harris,…

Liz Cheney Voted Out of Republican Leadership; GOP Falls to Trump

Liz Cheney Voted Out of Republican Leadership; GOP Falls to Trump

By Quentin Choy May 12, 2021 Representative Liz Cheney, third highest-ranking GOP member in the House of Representatives was voted out of her leadership position by her colleagues with a voice vote. Cheney has been a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump and was the highest-ranking Republican to vote to impeach him in Trump’s…

Which Political Party is More Competitive Against Itself?

Which Political Party is More Competitive Against Itself?

By Quentin Choy May 10, 2021 Yesterday, my girlfriend asked me which political party is more competitive among itself and more willing to pose challengers to people within its party. Thinking of the wrench in the system that Donald Trump has been for the Republicans and Bernie Sanders for the Democrats, I asked “do you…

Biden’s Address to Congress: The Good, Bad, Missing, and the Unsure

Biden’s Address to Congress: The Good, Bad, Missing, and the Unsure

By Quentin Choy April 29, 2021 Yesterday, Joe Biden gave an address to a joint session of Congress after his first 100 days in office. He flaunted his successes and laid out what issues he and his administration wants to tackle next. In my last post, “Biden Prepares to Address Congress; Compared to Lyndon Johnson,”…

Media, Democrats, Republicans, and War Hawks Ally to Stay in Afghanistan

Media, Democrats, Republicans, and War Hawks Ally to Stay in Afghanistan

By Quentin Choy April 15, 2021 Following President Biden’s announcement that he has decided to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, thereby ending the longest war in American history, much of Washington D.C.’s greatest actors are lining up in a show of force against him. Democrats such as Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Republicans such as Lindsey…

Lisa Murkowski Cannot Lose Her Seat

Lisa Murkowski Cannot Lose Her Seat

By Quentin Choy March 30, 2021 Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is up for reelection in 2022, and a Republican primary challenger, Kelly Tshibaka has announced that she would challenge Senator Murkowski for her Senate seat. Tshibaka serves as the state commissioner of administration in Alaska, and she stated that she would step down from her…

Just an Old, Sweet Song Keeps Georgia on My Mind

Just an Old, Sweet Song Keeps Georgia on My Mind

By Quentin Choy March 29, 2021 Following crucial losses at the presidential level and at the Senate level, Georgia Republicans including Governor Brian Kemp have taken archaic measures to prevent any losses like they saw last election cycle from ever happening again. The measures that they have passed are undemocratic in the most blatant sense,…

Boulder Shooting Returns Gun Control to the Forefront of U.S. Politics

Boulder Shooting Returns Gun Control to the Forefront of U.S. Politics

By Quentin Choy March 23, 2021 Frankly, the issue of guns is one of the most difficult for me to address. I understand both sides clearly, and I understand that like freedom of speech and religion, the right to bear arms is clearly, explicitly protected in the U.S. Constitution. However, following the restrictions of lockdowns…

Saudi Arabia Proposes Cease-fire in Yemen

Saudi Arabia Proposes Cease-fire in Yemen

By Quentin Choy March 22, 2021 The Saudi government has proposed a cease-fire to the Houthi rebels in Yemen amid Yemeni Civil War which began back in 2014. The proposal would allow a reopening of the Sana’a International Airport which according to The Hill, has not seen regular commercial flights since 2015. The civil war…

Aging Dems Being Put to Pasture?

Aging Dems Being Put to Pasture?

By Quentin Choy March 20, 2021 The ages of prominent Democrats in all three branches of government are being examined. President Joe Biden, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer are being considered too old by several in the party for their current positions.  Senator Feinstein (D-CA), is the oldest serving U.S. Senator…

Why a Movement for the Asian Community Would Be Harder to Organize Than the Black Lives Matter Movement

Why a Movement for the Asian Community Would Be Harder to Organize Than the Black Lives Matter Movement

By Quentin Choy March 18, 2021 Eight women were shot dead at massage parlors in Georgia by a man who was dealing with sexual frustration. Six of those women were Asian and many have called the shooting a hate crime against the Asian-American Pacific Islander community (AAPI).  The killings of these women were the logical…

Deb Haaland Confirmed as First Native American Cabinet Secretary

Deb Haaland Confirmed as First Native American Cabinet Secretary

By Quentin Choy March 17, 2021 New Mexico U.S. Representative Deb Haaland has been confirmed by a 51-40 vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm her as Joe Biden’s Secretary of the Interior. While I despise the use of identity politics to snub the priorities of everyday Americans in the name of “progress,” Haaland’s confirmation…

Newsom and Cuomo On the Chopping Block

Newsom and Cuomo On the Chopping Block

By Quentin Choy March 17, 2021 Two Democratic governors are currently facing the political crises of their lives. Governor Gavin Newsom in California faces a recall effort that could trigger an election among California voters as to whether or not he should be removed from office and replaced. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faces calls…

Can Biden-Harris Be More Than Just the COVID Fixers?

Can Biden-Harris Be More Than Just the COVID Fixers?

By Quentin Choy March 12, 2021  With his presidency being geared toward bringing America through the COVID-19 pandemic which has already taken 500,000 American lives, Joe Biden’s presidency has been focused primarily on the pandemic. Americans are being vaccinated, states are reopening, and economic relief has been signed into law following the pandemic’s one year…

Biden’s Big Win: $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Passes

Biden’s Big Win: $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Passes

By Quentin Choy March 10, 2021 President Joe Biden just scored the first big win for his presidency after Congress passed his $1.9 trillion stimulus package. The bill narrowly passed in the House of Representatives with a 220-211 vote. Billions of dollars in the bill are included to increase the rate of vaccinations, assist in…

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