Ad Astra Per Aspera: Why the Democrats need Kansas

Ad Astra Per Aspera: Why the Democrats need Kansas

Kansas’s state motto, Ad Astra per Aspera, is one of my favorites. The Latin translation “to the stars through difficulty” reflects the history of my home state while also accurately describing the people I know back home. Kansans are not afraid of hard work and fighting adversity to achieve their goals.

National publications keep interviewing Trump voters, trying to understand why they would vote against their own interest and they’re missing the bigger story. This is the story I see brewing in the Heartland: The people who normally are not involved in politics, are now energized. I’ve seen friends (both moderate Republicans and Democrats) form PACs, canvas for the first time, and in many cases, consider running for office.

Maybe after the near-win in the Kansas 4th Congressional District special election last night, they’ll take notice.

Continue reading “Ad Astra Per Aspera: Why the Democrats need Kansas”

Proposed bills aim to divest Donald

Proposed bills aim to divest Donald

A lot of people felt good after watching democracy in action Tuesday. And we all should! This is how things are supposed to work! A party tried to pass a terrible rule in secret. Civil society resisted and journalists reported. Heck, even Jack Abramoff himself, the guy whose scandal spurred creation of the office, spoke out against the move! People called their representatives and at around noon eastern time, House GOP members had unanimously agreed to back away from the proposal.

Continue reading “Proposed bills aim to divest Donald”