Book Review: Rat F**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count

A book review and then some by Florence Field Prologue It should be noted that state chapters of the League of Women Voters were involved with other groups in both the North Carolina and Pennsylvania cases – congratulations!  Also, LWV of Colorado has joined a coalition which is drafting a 2018 ballot initiative to significantly … More Book Review: Rat F**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count

Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism

Author Bio NYT Review International Policy Digest Review Discussion Questions:  Radical is a memoir, a coming of age story, a political treatise and a religious treatise. Which theme resonated the most for you and why? Jihadist recruit from disaffected youth. What lesson does it present for our own disaffected youth? Maajid had his conversion while … More Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism

Informed Citizen’s Book Club Archive – 2017

  The Informed Citizen’s Book Club began in 2017  reading and discussing  the following books: Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion – Haidt Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit – Palmer Mistakes Were Made (but not by me) – Tavris … More Informed Citizen’s Book Club Archive – 2017

Urge US leaders to Fully Fund the United Nations

My interest in and admiration of the work done by the United Nations goes back to 1945 when nations gathered together in San Francisco in hopes of establishing a worldwide peace-keeping organization. I was only 10 years old then, but like other children my age, I was shocked by the destruction done by World War … More Urge US leaders to Fully Fund the United Nations

The Electoral College is in the Constitution but Not It’s Counting Method

It was thought to be a once-in-a-100-years anomaly, but twice in the last five presidential elections, the 538 members of the Electoral College have erased the will of the majority in the election of our nation’s president. When the Founding Fathers established the Electoral College, they envisioned it to stop the masses from electing someone … More The Electoral College is in the Constitution but Not It’s Counting Method

Drugs and Healing: Passing the Acid Test

Please join the Informed Citizen Book Club for a provocative discussion of  the January book selection, Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal by Tom Shroder. Informed Citizen Book Club  Wednesday, January 17 6:30-8:00 PM Old Firehouse Books   Most of us remember CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s three-part series “Weed,” in which he … More Drugs and Healing: Passing the Acid Test