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05 Dec 2018

Remembering President G.H.W. Bush

As I watched the service for Bush 41, I remembered the seeds of discord that were sowed 1980-92, which has led to the political environment we have today. I disagreed with most of the Bush 41 policies. I was appalled by the air attacks on Iraq, at the incompletion of the battle and other civilian casualties that resulted from his policies. There were highlights and lowlights. Our national power struggle became visceral. Our belief that our voice mattered to the […]

30 Nov 2018
20 Nov 2018

Using Story to Listen

By Jeanne Bear, Coffee Party USA volunteer In our current body politic what could rationally be called conversation and reason are difficult. Many people meeting face-to-face can’t quite reach that level of exchange. So what can be done if all they exchange are volleys of cherry-picked fake news, rants all about their anger or fears, and claims that government is the problem? It is a tough challenge when shame, fear, and cynicism are where it starts. An anticipated conversation may […]

18 Nov 2018
The pathology afflicting the country is waning just fast enough

The Pathology Afflicting the Country is Waning Just Fast Enough

The Midterm 2018 Blue Wave proved that the pathology is waning. Unfortunately, the defeat of Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum, and Beto O’Rourke makes is clear it is not occurring fast enough.

15 Nov 2018

Make America Kind Again

A photo of this cap made the rounds in cyberspace not long after the 2016 presidential election. “Make America Kind Again” was the plea. The campaign to be “great again” evidently resonated with enough voters in enough states that the Electoral College was tipped against the popular vote. So now we have what we have here in America – I would say: neither greatness nor goodness. A Pandora’s Box of ugliness has been opened in our society. Of course people […]

13 Nov 2018

Fourteen Skills to Survive Holiday Season’s Social and Political Interactions

By Chrystine Julian, Coffee Party USA volunteer When checking out the Coffee Party USA one of the first things you will encounter is their Civility Pledge. It is a foundation of who they are, what they do and how they do it. It states: “As a member or supporter of the Coffee Party USA, I pledge to conduct myself in a way that is civil, honest, and respectful toward people with whom I disagree. I value people from different cultures, […]

16 Oct 2018

YOU have been Keeping Us Strong for 10 Years

Coffee Party USA is looking for passionate people from all America’s diverse communities who want to work together across our differences to reclaim our government for the people. Ten years ago, Coffee Party was one of the few organizations working against the ways money corrupts our politics and working for non-partisan/trans-partisan citizen involvement. Coffee Party has changed over these ten years but our track record shows that we are still a significant player in our efforts to “reclaim our government […]

29 Sep 2018

National Coffee Day

Vince Lamb (Dr! Lamb) has been involved with Coffee Party USA almost from the beginning. He has served non-stop on the Board of Directors for several years, seeking and vetting appropriate partners for our Coffee Party work; he has served as interim secretary and contributes daily to our popular Join the Coffee Party Movement Facebook page. He is a science professor and environmentalist and (in his spare time) Vince blogs at his Crazy Eddie’s Motie News blogspot. Vince wrote this […]

08 Apr 2018
Do Unto Others The Golden Rule

Do Unto Others

So why has the human race never really figured out how to live by this rule of life? Maybe because throughout history most people just flat don’t agree with it.

09 Mar 2018

2017 Coffee Party Awards. And the Golden Coffee Cup Goes To …

Long time Coffee Party volunteer and Board member, Vince Lamb, gets us ready for the Academy Awards by reminding us of the Coffee Party “Golden Coffee Cup” winners from 2017. In a fun tradition, Vince leads Coffee Party volunteers to vote for their favorites and there is lots of cyberspace discussion during the nomination and voting process. You can imagine our passionate, activist volunteers have a lot to say about politics as portrayed in our current movies. Here’s Vince’s blog […]