Talking to a TSA Agent about the Government Shutdown I’m flying from JFK airport in New York to SFO today. The longest government shutdown in US history just got put on pause for 3 weeks yesterday where 800,000 federal employees had been furloughed. I asked him how the last three weeks had been going. It sounds like he … Continue reading Talking to a TSA Agent about the Government Shutdown
Would You Vote For Trump or a Random Citizen? For me, without a doubt, I would vote for a random citizen. If you read the Wikipedia page for Average Joe it shares some of the attributes of the “typical person” in the US. While it’s a a stereotype, it gives a sense of what some of the median … Continue reading Would You Vote For Trump or a Random Citizen?
I’ve felt for a while the main story with US elections is voter turnout, and that reflects the trend that apathy is the biggest factor in who wins and loses elections. I think the most effective thing to do now is to get people to sign up and commit to voting. I’ve written about that … Continue reading 2020 Get Out the Vote Starts Now, and other Thoughts on Voter Turnout
Here’s a letter we shared out to teachers who use CodeHS At CodeHS, we like to say: “Read, Write, Code.” We think computer science is a foundational skill, and an essential part of a well-rounded education. Our mission is to empower students to shape the future. However, we know that teaching CS doesn’t exist in a vacuum. … Continue reading The Importance of Voting and Digital Citizenship
It’s midterm election day tomorrow in the US, and recently I have been trying to convince people to vote. I wrote up a blog post and letter that we emailed to teachers on CodeHS, as well as created a lesson to help give people some basic information on voting. It shows people how to register … Continue reading Why vote?
Trump should be impeached. He should have been impeached a month ago, six months ago, a year ago, and still today. What particular point are we waiting for to say, “ok, now this is too much — ok, this isn’t ok?” We’re so far past that and we’ve been past that point for a while. Say you have … Continue reading Impeaching Trump — What are We Waiting For?
What is Net Neutrality, Why it’s Important, and What Could Happen if it’s Repealed Water, Electricity, Internet It’s time to choose your monthly water bill! Would you like to buy the kitchen sink package? That’s $10/month. The shower package? That’s $15/month. The 3-sink-combo package? That’s $20/month. Luckily that is not how you pay for your water … Continue reading What’s Going on With Net Neutrality?
Ok, there is a lot of stuff to vote on this time. Even just writing the titles and questions makes it long. The SF + CA voter guide is 500 pages. There are 52 things to vote on. You can read the short version up top with the summary of who I’m going to vote … Continue reading Jeremy’s 2016 Voter Guide for the November 8th, 2016 Election
I’ve read many blog posts arguing against Trump and they’ve presented a very compelling case. They’ve convinced me. He’s a racist and a sexist and a nativist and a demagogue and unfit to be the president of the US. That’s not the problem: the problem is that the people who we need to convince aren’t … Continue reading Blog Posts Against Trump for People Who Won’t Read Them
Today is voting day in California, so please remember to vote. You have until 8pm. So almost everyone is not voting. So if even just 1 out of 3 of the people reading this who aren’t planning to vote went and voted, the voter turnout rate would double! In the 2012 Presidential election, the voter … Continue reading Reminder: Vote Today in California