Ethan Bearman Left Coast News
Dispatch 30 Biden Is In

Dispatch 30 Biden Is In

April 25, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden announced today that he is in to win, to get the Democratic Party nomination and defeat President Trump. His name recognition is there and the polls appear to be on his side, but can he win it?

Dispatch 29 Barr Blows Smoke Before Earth Day

Dispatch 29 Barr Blows Smoke Before Earth Day

April 22, 2019

Attorney General Bill Barr is a shill. With the full 400+ page Mueller Report out (redacted, of course) We The People can see the depravity of this administration and care-less attitude about laws and the country. Plus, it is Earth Day and there are things we MUST do today. To save ourselves.

Dispatch 28 Assange Black Hole

Dispatch 28 Assange Black Hole

April 11, 2019

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had his asylum revoked from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and was immediately arrested. Will he be extradited to the US to face charges for conspiracy with Chelsea Manning? And as Assange faces a black hole, scientists around the world worked to finally capture an image of a black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy. Why it's worth spending that money on science, even with our problems here on Earth.

Dispatch 27 Blond Bombs

Dispatch 27 Blond Bombs

April 8, 2019

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is out. She's done terrible things like the family separation policy, but her replacement might be much worse. Also, my wife and I watched The Inventor on HBO about Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. This story exemplifies the 1% and great ideas still need due diligence, not just family connections and a deeper voice.

Dispatch 26 The Border is US

Dispatch 26 The Border is US

April 4, 2019

The president threatened to shutdown the border with Mexico and just backtracked on that threat and shifted it to our stupid War on Drugs. I explain what's really going on the latest data/headlines, and an easy fix if people could get over their Othering.

Dispatch 25 Just Say No To Idiocracy

Dispatch 25 Just Say No To Idiocracy

March 29, 2019

California Governor Newsom is heading to El Salvador to get a better understand of why people are fleeing Central America while President Trump's rally in Michigan shows his naricissism, disconnect from reality, and his fear-connecting focus on The Other. He is why we need to connect with each other as human beings and stop the prophetic march of Idiocracy.

Dispatch 24 Death Tax To Pay Teachers

Dispatch 24 Death Tax To Pay Teachers

March 27, 2019

Teachers are an undervalued linchpin in our society. Senator (and presidential candidate) Kamala Harris is proposing a modest pay increase for teachers using an expansion of the estate tax to pay for it.

Dispatch 23 Health and Housing Hell

Dispatch 23 Health and Housing Hell

March 26, 2019

The Trump Administration has ditched any last pretense of caring about Americans Health Care by directing the justice department to not defend any part of the Affordable Care Act. Plus, California's housing crisis is making for strange bedfellows.

Dispatch 22 AG Barr Crushes Conspiracy Claims

Dispatch 22 AG Barr Crushes Conspiracy Claims

March 25, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller turned in his report on Friday. Trump's new minted AG Barr handed Congress his summary on Sunday. No Trump/Russia conspiracy, but NOT an exoneration on obstruction.

Dispatch 21 Lock Them Up

Dispatch 21 Lock Them Up

March 24, 2019

"Lock Her Up" has been chanted innumerable times and led by people like imprisoned Michael Flynn, now former AG Jeff Sessions at a Turning Point USA conference, and President Trump himself at CPAC. Does that apply to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for their use of private email and WhatsApp for official state business? Plus, on the one year anniversary of March For Our Lives, we have the tragic news of a second suicide this week of a student at Stoneman Douglas High School.