This election has seen a lot of big talk about returning to lost greatness or better times.
During the major budget cuts of 2010 more than 30,000 teachers were fired. Student programs were cut off and classes became over crowded. California is just now starting to repair these cuts. If Prop 55 is not passed we will be back where we started.
“Things that would be considered absurd in high school debate are seen as norms on the national stage. Dodging questions, rhetoric rather than facts, arguing against something without offering an alternative.”
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I’ve tried this election: I watched the debates, I listened to my parents discuss issues, I even traded Taylor Swift for political podcasts during my runs. I gave it my all. Turns out that was not enough.
When Bernie took the stage to end the night, the environment felt more like watching a band perform its last concert than a convention speech in the arena, complete with teary eyed supporters and a deafening silence from everyone but the senator himself.
“Again I had so many, like, learning disabilities and issues in my home life. I kind of looked up to the presidents as something to aspire to. Back then, I was like, ‘One day I’ll be president.’ I don’t want that anymore.”
At the Republican National Convention, a constant topic of conversation was how everything outside was… well, tame. Where were those rowdy protests we all expected?
I’m young and queer, and it’s hard for me to accept that there are politicians who want to pass legislation that would make big parts of my life illegal.