For Black Angelenos, election of Karen Bass brings joy in a divisive time. But they want results too. By Steve Kim
Cesar Sayoc, who the media calls the “Unabomber” for sending pipe bombs to people at military and high-ranking political figures, remains at large. His online threat against Democratic politicians, which he said came from his “home deep in the woods,” was one of the most alarming threats against the U.S.
It should also give all of us the confidence that the threat of violence from our elected officials — or threats we are told a particular person is making — is a serious concern.
At this point, though, we feel safe in assuming that someone is following Trump’s orders.
If you’re thinking that if he made that threat, that would make sense, I am not sure how you would know what his orders are. (Even if he does, he is not telling people to make pipe bombs like he did.)
I wrote a few months back that the Democrats, as a party, had become one of the most dangerous in our nation, and not because of our electoral successes, but because of our lack of commitment to civil discourse.
I also wrote, about a year ago, that the greatest threat to our nation came from within, and that our political system was not providing an outlet to the frustration that our nation faced.
I still believe that today.
Democrats must recognize that their power came about from being a non-violent resistance movement. They have not come about from their ability to win elections as a cohesive bloc. They came about because they were willing to speak truth to power. They did not want violence. They were willing to speak truth to power. And, as our nation is finding out, they were in danger when they did that.
On Nov. 9, 2018, the U.S. Senate voted to re-elect Democrat Loretta Sanchez.
She spent decades fighting for women and immigrants. She was the first woman to lead my state in its history, and she was also the first Latina to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. She won her race because she was uniting Americans from all races with a common mission, and that mission was fighting for human rights.
Her re-election was also something I hope is an