I love Elizabeth Warren and my microwave not exploding

By on Jun 8, 2011 in Politics

It’s not just Michael Moore who has a huge crush on Elizabeth Warren. It’s me too. I first heard Elizabeth Warren in the documentary Maxed Out, which will simultaneously blow your mind and make you cry. Those are qualities I dig in a documentary. After the economy exploded, she was made the chair of TARP. Later she was appointed a Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of the Presidency. As Ari Berman from The Nation says in his recent article, “Warren is a major celebrity in Washington, an Oklahoma-born Harvard law professor who’s done more than anyone since Ralph Nader to put consumer protection on the national agenda.” Her baby, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is currently under attack in Congress. The idea for the CFPB came out of an article Warren wrote in Democracy, which has the tag line “If it’s good enough for microwaves,...

Why I’m Voting for Nader

By on Sep 10, 2008 in Politics

I thought I’d start my election ’08 blogging off with why I’m voting for Nader. True, I’m a little late on the uptake – in more ways than one. Firstly, I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time but haven’t had a chance until now. Secondly, I didn’t vote for Nader in 2000 or 2004 so why, – you might ask – in 2008, would I vote for him? Up until this election, I have essentially been a single issue voter. That issue, of course, being abortion. (In fact, I refused to vote for my local assembly person because he is anti-abortion. Instead, I wrote in “Ficus” – wink, wink, Micheal Moore.) I got my election guide from Planned Parenthood and voted down the line. Adam and I have attended two Nader rallies so far this year and he talked about me – well, me as in the prototypical single issue voter. He...