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  • Enriching the Community with a Living Wage

    Enriching the Community with a Living Wage

    • December 7, 2012

    A year or so ago, while picking up socks off of the living room floor, and considering the innumerable tasks of being a single parent, I exclaimed to my kids, “You know what? We think what we need is more money, but what we really need is community.” It occurred to me that I was

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  • Nate Silver to Politico: "You Can't Comprehend!"

    Nate Silver to Politico: "You Can't Comprehend!"

    • November 30, 2012

    The New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blogger, Nate Silver, had some choice words about Politico, which had taken pot shots at his election-polling skills during the recently concluded presidential campaign. Politico wasn’t alone: The entire spectrum of right-wing punditry, led by Fox News, attacked Silver for predicting that an Obama victory was at least 80 percent

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  • Long Beach: Creating Community and Serving the People

    Long Beach: Creating Community and Serving the People

    • November 19, 2012

    Looking back on the eight weeks of the Long Beach living wage campaign, I could write about the conversations with voters, or the discovery of neighborhoods in a city I thought I knew like the back of my hand. I could go on and on about those I got to know through the canvassing work,

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