First-hand observations of a former prominent Yang-supporter and political professional

This is an abbreviated version of a previously published story that has also been updated with new information.

Before I joined the ranks of the “YangGang” in 2019, I had a long history in progressive Democratic politics.

I have been a candidate, an elected official, an organizer, a volunteer, a campaign manager, and a party official.

My level of successful political experience made me an oddity in the YangGang, but I liked Yang and many of his ideas, and I wanted to “give the guy a chance” and kept the faith for a long time.

Eventually, I joined a unique Super PAC, Humanity Forward Fund (HumanityFWD), as Strategic Consultant and then as National Political Director, which allowed me…

What voters should know and journalists should examine.

Dear New York City,

My name is Andrew and I live in Western Wisconsin, about 1,000 miles away from New York City.

If you think it’s weird that a guy like me is getting involved in your mayoral race in any way, don’t worry, I agree.

I am not a New Yorker, and I am not going to tell you who to vote for or not vote for in your mayoral election.

However, I do know a bit more than the average person does about your leading candidate for mayor, Andrew Yang, and I feel a responsibility to let you…

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Warzone’s uneven playing field will never be fixed if the game’s top dogs aren’t playing fairly themselves

The topic of cheats, hacks, and exploits in Call of Duty Warzone is not new or unexplored.

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In recent years, the word, “censorship” has become a pejorative term and has consequently lost its real meaning and value when used and digested appropriately

In recent days, President Donald J.Trump was, indeed, censored by various social media outlets. Most notably, of course, was the President’s favorite social media megaphone, Twitter.

Many on the Left run from the word, censorship, and are quick to replace it with another. In so doing, the Left almost suggests that the President wasn’t censored and no one should be censored — when in fact, he was, and his censorship was entirely appropriate.

To cultural…

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Serious people don’t deny reality or make light of it — they accept it and deal with it.

The consistent failure of the supposed “future of the Democratic Party” to ground themselves in a reality-centered universe, accept objective reality, and deal with it was on full display when the rising stars of the far-Left reacted to former President Barack Obama’s recent remarks pointing out an important political reality, that the slogan, “Defund The Police,” is a political loser.

The response to President Obama’s remarks was embarrassing.

No Earthbound human, who listened to what the former President actually said or has…

It’s time to create a political home for Democrats who are Anti-Establishment and Anti-Woke

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After the conclusion of the 2016 slugfest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, Bernie came up short. However, by most accounts, he did far better than anyone expected at the outset of his audacious effort to defeat Clinton, the DNC’s anointed candidate and a political powerhouse in her own right.

Then, when it was all over, cable news and political pundits collectively settled on one important takeaway from Bernie’s impressive performance:

“It is now clear that there are two wings of the Democratic Party.

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According to one Progressive Democrat, the unfortunate answer appears to be: No.

In July of 2020, at President Trump’s direction, federal officers — often, heavily armed and wearing camouflage — were dispatched to Portland, Oregon, where they scooped up Black Lives Matter protesters and tossed them into unmarked vans before speeding away into the dark of night.

Lee Enterprises is one of the largest owners of local newspapers in America. Their apparent indifference to the truth, ethics, and transparency, is terrifying.

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Before I introduce you to Lee Enterprises: The Sinclair Broadcast Group of Local Newspapers, a little background on Sinclair…

Until July 2017, Sinclair Broadcast Group operated its media empire in relative obscurity.

Then, John Oliver used his platform as host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight to shine a bright light on the Sinclair media machine; the thesis of Oliver’s 19-minute segment on Sinclair (which has now been viewed over 19-million times on YouTube) was that behind the mask of being an innocent and impartial broadcaster of local news, the media giant — operating in the shadows and taking advantage of…

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While President Trump makes for a convenient scapegoat, traditional press at all levels isn’t dying because of him, or because of the internet; the traditional press is dying because, some time ago, they started to drink the same alluring poisons that they assail politicians and the cartoonishly wealthy for drinking — prioritizing the accumulation of power and wealth above all else. …

What happened to me could happen to anyone, is likely to happen to more people more often, and has already — silently — claimed many victims

A few weeks ago, a Mayo Clinic L.P.C. (therapist) diagnosed me with a severe psychological “adjustment disorder” almost identical to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Specifically, I was diagnosed with an “Other Specified Trauma-and-Stressor-Related Disorder.”

Due to the fact that my traumas did not involve bodily harm or sexual violence, I was not diagnosed with PTSD even though I have suffered from all of the torturous hallmark symptoms of PTSD consistently, yet silently, for the last four years.

So what happened to me?

The Tribune and The Troll

Five years ago, things were good — actually, they were great! At the age of 25, I…

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