Blog Posts by Rick Jacobs
OpEd calling out the Tea Party and Issa, all in one
Issa Watch Goes to Washington
With a petition containing over 18,000 signatures from Courage Campaign members—including thousands from residents of California’s 49th Congressional District -- I stopped by Mr. Issa's DC office on Wednesday to personally deliver our request that the Chairman address the growing disconnect between his record and rhetoric on the issue of transparency. Specifically, to publicly post his schedule online.
Chairman Issa: Oversight for whom?
In the weeks leading to Rep. Darrell Issa’s rise to chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, publications ranging from U.S. News to The San Diego Union-Tribune expressed concerns over whether he was willing to fulfill his new responsibilities devoid of the partisan politics and special interest agendas that had so frequently undermined the efforts of his predecessors.
Translating our National Horror into Something Constructive
Saturday’s horrific events in Tucson---an assassination attempt on a U.S. Congresswoman which cost 6 people their lives and wounded 14--- has rightly sparked a period of national mourning, introspection, and debate about the steps we can take as a country to avoid similar tragedies in the future—examining everything from our gun laws and our mental health systems, to lawmaker security and the toxicity of our politics.