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The Persieds were shy tonight but they eventually gave us a good show.

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Just to remind everyone: this Congress passed the following huge bills:

  • Massive Infrastructure Bill
  • Gun Control bill
  • Postal Reform Act
  • CHIPS Act
  • PACT Act
  • Inflation Reduction Act (pending)

Except for the last one, every other was bipartisan.

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Sunday Live Music feat. Chickenbone Slim and the Biscuits.

8/7/22

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It may not feel like it but this last two years really has been incredibly legislatively productive. We didn’t get everything we’ve wanted but hell we did good. Let’s be proud of that.

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Today is a good day.

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I would unironically like to thank Joe Manchin.

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If the Inflation Reduction Act passes, this will be the conclusion of a truly monumental legislative session. It may not seem like it but this is absolutely huge.

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Visiting North Park? There is parking. Please don’t say there isn’t.

7/17/22

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This is one of the best sentences I’ve ever written:

“People like clocks; clocks are good.”

Full Piece:

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“Over time, society changes and its values do, too. This isn’t a bad thing. Our monuments should reflect that change — or they should end up in a museum.”

My latest piece for the UT!

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I keep saying that San Diego is not on track to build enough housing this decade. VOSD gets it.

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So many spirals. Wow

7/11/22

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My latest housing piece is out now!

7/11/22

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Writing at the park again.

7/10/22

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To paraphrase Archimedes: Give me a bash shell, a server, and a connection to the internet and I can move the Earth.

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I live in Normal Heights, San Diego a formerly Street-car Suburb. The close-knit, 3rd-way (lots of shops, walkable) feel is exactly why I love living here. It's just a shame the street-cars are now long gone. We do have busses, but most residents commute by car to work.

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Check out my newest piece on Voice of San Diego!

San Diego Needs to Pick Up its Carbon Trash

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Do you live in California? Then you should subscribe to my weekly California Politics Newsletter. It goes out on (most) Sundays with links to recent developments in CA politics!

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Bike lanes are good.

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I would just like to point out that San Diego is headed in the right direction.

We’re building more and more housing. We’re increasing density. Our city is becoming increasingly walkable/bikeable. And we have good climate goals.

We need more, but this is the right track.

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I've called my senators today.

I really should have a calendar reminder for that.

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Congress should simply pass legislation.

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I am still very much processing that hearing...

My jaw dropped several times.

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What a day of news. SCOTUS guts rights and hints at going further while Congress passes the first gun control bill in 30 years.

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In an effort to put what little positivity I have today into the world: this SCOTUS decision contradicts what over 60% of American's want and will likely hurt, not help, Republicans in the upcoming elections.

Though I'm not hopeful enough that it will be enough.

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