Articles in the Politics category

  1. 2020 Los Angeles Voting Guide

    Thu 15 October 2020
    By John Mark Schofield in Politics

    I'm writing out the choices I'm making in the November 2020 election, and why, in the hopes that this might be helpful to other people voting this year.

    In the past I've paid attention to Federal and State elections, but largely went the party line or made a guess for …

  2. When to Leave

    Thu 08 December 2016
    By John Mark Schofield in Politics

    I've been spending a lot of time thinking about the possibility of Fascism or Authoritarianism in the United States, and what that means for my plans to remain in the country. I don't want to overreact, and I don't think it's inevitable that this country will descend into fascism — but …

    Tagged as: Fascism Resistance
  3. Institutionalized Silence

    Mon 14 March 2005
    By John Mark Schofield in Politics

    Story from the Washington Post:

    California National Guard Sgt. Greg Ford [is] a former state prison guard and Navy SEAL team medic whose complaints were dismissed by the Army in October 2004 as lacking sufficient evidence...

    [Ford] complained that he had had to resuscitate abused detainees and urged the unit's …

    Tagged as: War

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