Courts

My problem with Kavanaugh has nothing to do with Kavanaugh.

Brian Reynolds, October 9 2018

I don't know what Brett Kavanaugh did or didn't do.  But there are three things I do know. 1. President Trump produced a list of judges all cleared by the deeply conservative Heritage Society from which he said he would pick his supreme court judges.  That list has people on it that any conservative would feel comfortable with.  To be clear, there'...

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Taxes... here's what you're telling me.

Brian Reynolds, October 9 2018

Every day, every single day, I go out and canvass door-to-door talking to you and asking for your votes.  It's been the most incredible and rewarding part of running for office. You tell me about all of your concerns and it's so valuable to hear it right from you, unfiltered, there on your porch.  The three things you want to talk about the most ar...

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Willfully Strangers

Brian Reynolds, October 9 2018

I love to talk about knocking on doors because it's the best part of campaigning.  Talking with you on your porches is delightful.  Two weeks ago everyone responded with one of three reactions when I introduce myself.  People either smiled and laughed a bit because this never happened to them before, or they had a kind of shocked/confused look and...

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A Brighter Dawn.  A 9/11 reflection.

Brian Reynolds, September 12 2018

Today America's longest war enters its 18th year.  That's a long time.   The Civil War('61-'65), World War 1 ('14-'18), and WW2 ('39-'45) took less time added together.  The last generation of kids born the day before the attack are in high school.  They'll be voting for the next President.  They'll be graduating college not long after that.  Very...

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#KavanaughQuestions

Brian Reynolds, September 4 2018

This post will be updated a great deal.  You may want to check back frequently. 1. Without making any judgement at all on the President, it appears that one reason you may have been selected for this role is your past comments that a sitting President can't be forced to sit for a special council's deposition.  This contradicts existing Supreme Cour...

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Your neighbors are good people.

Brian Reynolds, September 4 2018

More than half of my time is spent knocking on doors. It's been hot and physically miserable work this summer but it's BY FAR the best part of running for office. Plenty of the time people aren't home. Many are the times you walk through a spiderweb or run out of water. But on balance, people are great. Your neighbors are good people.

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Labor Day

Brian Reynolds, September 3 2018

It's easy to forget sometimes that Labor Day isn't just an American holiday.  There are actually only a small number of countries in the world including Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Greenland where Labor Day isn't celebrated at all (although most celebrate it on May 1st). I'm a decided capitalist.  I've run some companies and non-profits and I believe i...

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#SeenInThe4th

Brian Reynolds, August 31 2018

Just a quick post today.  As I walk around the district talking to voters I never stop being surprised at the beauty and humor at our front doors.  Literally.  I've opened a campaign account on Instagram.  Follow it and you'll get to see some of the things I see knocking on doors.  A set of doormats to make you laugh, a toilet used as a planter, a...

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The Lies at the Core

Brian Reynolds, August 29 2018

Yesterday I wrote some thoughts on John McCain. Today the parties have used the occasion of his death to make the case for me about how dangerous both parties can be. I've been following along as media outlets have hosted commentators from both left and right and here's what I'm hearing:

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John McCain

Brian Reynolds, August 27 2018

I'm no historian of John McCain.  I only know what I see and read like most of you. McCain felt like a hold-over from a past where America acted on its values and did its best to recover from gaffs that were never mean or cruel.  McCain felt like a guy who you could trust to do the right thing.  Who would inevitably make errors but then course-corr...

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