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.

WeTheCommoners Blog Officially Outlives Donald Trump’s Blog

WeTheCommoners Blog Officially Outlives Donald Trump’s Blog

By Quentin Choy June 3, 2021 WeTheCommoners Blog has officially outlived the blog of former president Donald Trump. Following Trump’s band from Twitter and Facebook, he created his own social media site which ended up being more of a blog, known as “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.” Today, he shut the blog down…

America’s Greatest Traitor: Michael Flynn Wants Myanmar-style Military Coup

America’s Greatest Traitor: Michael Flynn Wants Myanmar-style Military Coup

By Quentin Choy May 31, 2021 Former national security advisor to Donald Trump, Michael Flynn made incredibly concerning comments at a QAnon conference regarding American democracy. While I usually avoid discussing QAnon and its followers on this blog, Michael Flynn was a person who once wielded immense power in U.S. government, and his comments should…

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…

Facebook Ads Argue for Increased Regulation of Speech

Facebook Ads Argue for Increased Regulation of Speech

By Quentin Choy May 4, 2021 Over the past few months, I’ve been seeing an ad online regarding Facebook and Internet regulations. These two words together surely spell trouble. While I support most financial and corporate regulation, this Facebook ad discusses a different kind of regulation. This isn’t the type meant to protect the consumer…

Democrats Must Sever Their Ties With Celebrity-Obsession

Democrats Must Sever Their Ties With Celebrity-Obsession

By Quentin Choy April 26, 2021 Overall, it seems that Democrats have a fascination with celebrities and the elite. Whether it be movie celebrities, reality TV stars, musicians, or Tiktok and YouTube celebrities, many Democrats are fascinated with them and post quotes from these people on their social media feeds. While Republicans share somewhat of…

Social Media App Parler Returns to App Store

Social Media App Parler Returns to App Store

By Quentin Choy April 19, 2021 Parler, a social media app often used by conservatives will return to the App Store after it was pulled in January. Apple removed the app saying that it incited violence in the January 6 Capitol insurrection, since users communicated on the app prior to the siege. Apple claimed that…

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,…

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…

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…

Russian Interference Back for Round Two

Russian Interference Back for Round Two

By Quentin Choy March 16, 2021 I am sick and tired hearing about how the Russians interfered in U.S. elections. Today, an intelligence community report found that Russia interfered in the 2020 election to “denigrate Joe Biden.” Americans don’t need Russians to tell them about Biden’s flaws. According to CNN, the report also found that…

Record Number of Migrant Children in Cages Under Biden

Record Number of Migrant Children in Cages Under Biden

By Quentin Choy March 13, 2021 A record 3,200 migrant children are being detained at the Southern Border under the Biden Administration. 21st Century American presidents have all had bad records when it comes to the issue of immigration. Bush’s creation of ICE and deportations. High levels of deportation under Obama and Trump. Trump’s ICE raids…

Proposed Voting Bills Show How the GOP Can’t Get 2020 Through Their Head

Proposed Voting Bills Show How the GOP Can’t Get 2020 Through Their Head

By Quentin Choy March 12, 2021 A series of laws aimed at restricting voter access in states such as Georgia, Iowa, and Arizona reveals a Republican Party still struggling to get 2020 through their heads. Losses for a Senate seat in Arizona, two Senate seats in Georgia, and Donald Trump’s loss of the presidency are…

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…

Garland Returns: Five Years Later

Garland Returns: Five Years Later

By Quentin Choy March 10, 2021 Merrick Garland was confirmed by the United States Senate to be the Attorney General, leading the Department of Justice during the Biden Presidency. The Senate voted 70-30, confirming the former judge to the highest legal position in the country.  Garland is notable since he was appointed by former President…

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