Early yesterday morning, Democratic 55th State Assembly District candidate Melissa Fazli made what must have been a very difficult decision to issue an official statement regarding a series of inappropriate interactions with a very powerful and wealthy fellow Democrat, Gil Cisneros, who is the Democratic National Campaign Committee’s officially endorsed candidate in California’s 39th Congressional District primary race.Read More
In this video, we explore what it means to be an Independent, both for me as a candidate, and for the nation at large.Read More
In the first edition of our weekly video series, "Steve Speaks (And, Unfortunately, Draws)" I explain the "straw that broke the camel's back" that caused me to run for congress in the 39th congressional district. And why I'll continue running, win or lose, into perpetuity.
Because, whether our government believes it or not, all of us matter.
The League of Women Voters held a congressional candidate forum for District 39 in Diamond Bar on January 24th. Unfortunately, their video was not complete, so it was not posted online. But fortunately, we had Phantasos Media there filming the event, and here it is, complete.Read More
This past Wednesday night, I was invited to participate in a Candidate Forum put on by the League of Women Voters in Diamond Bar. They did a fantastic job of organizing and moderating the debate, and there were about 400 people in attendance.
I drew the middle seat, which I liked. After the "other independent" in the debate, Julio Castaneda, endorsed a Democrat and ran away, I was left as the only independent not only in the debate, but in the election itself.
I was nervous going into the debate, because what if politicians were smarter than I thought? What if they knew stuff I don't know?Read More
Almost two decades ago now, my old friend Steve Bruhn used to say that our country “socializes costs and privatizes gains.” I thought at first that he was overstating it by making it such a general statement, but over the course of time, I figured out he was right.Read More
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of speaking to Martin Wisckol of the Orange County Register about my candidacy for congress in District 39. We spoke for 40 minutes or so, and while this is a brief summary of my candidacy, I'm sure much of the information he gleaned from me will be used in upcoming articles as well.Read More
If we mean to force people who don't feel patriotic to act patriotic, we're actually giving them more reason to feel negatively about our country, not less.Read More
President Obama's exorbitant pay for speeches to the very industries he promised to bring under control represent a direct indicator of who he was working for during the last eight years.Read More
In her new book, Hillary Clinton says that the lesson of George Orwell's Nineteen-Eighty Four is that we should trust our leaders...Read More
Many of the Democrats who have backed Bernie Sanders' "Medicare For All" bill in the Senate are aspiring to the presidency in 2020, and those who are have no intention of actually passing universal healthcare.Read More
We will never get universal healthcare as long as the healthcare lobby is paying off both sides. And, in fact, Blue Cross paid the Democrats almost three times as much toward their 2016 convention as they did toward the Republican convention...Read More
"Civil Asset Forfeiture" makes it so that the government can seize your property without charging you with any crime whatsoever, and the burden of proof shifts to you to prove you obtained your own property through legal means... It's theft.Read More