Individualism vs. Social Responsibility

By Jacqueline Finley, A friend in New Zealand emailed that her fellow citizens feel sorry for Americans, a comment that shamed me. They not only pity us for our incompetent president, but also our inability to strike a functional balance between individualism and necessary social unity for a common goal, i.e., ending COVID. While COVID restrictions in her country are … Read More

Back To The Future

By Milan Vodicka, P.h.D. Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, potential nuclear wars… What else do we have to deal with, day in and day out? Yes, the “infodemic” – avalanche of information, disinformation, conspiracy theories, lies and truth. I have to admit, at the time of this writing – about one month prior to the Election Day – I am feeling … Read More

LaMalfa Super PAC in Apparent Violation of Federal Election Laws

In the last two weeks of the 2020 election cycle, the Super PAC Americans for Accountability in Leadership has begun placing illegal robocalls and running ads opposing Audrey Denney with blatant and absurd lies and appear to be in violation of Federal Election Commission laws on coordination between campaigns and independent expenditure Super PACs. In a bold move disregarding ethics rules, Rep. … Read More

Vote for Pamela Swartz

by Annie Ballard As a resident of “The 1’s”–CD1, AD1 and SD1, I’m so excited to turn in my ballot this election! Democrats and independents alike can look forward to change coming to the North State. We’ve put in a lot of hard work and we’re pushing the needle! I want to focus here on the newest candidate to step … Read More

Fanning the Flames

by Steve Hurley I was in the SF Bay Area in the tumultuous time of the Black Panthers, Patty Hearst, the Jim Jones cult, and anti-war riots, Etc. I skedaddled up to Humboldt County at the same time as many others of my generation. In Humboldt County, good paying logging & fishing jobs dwindled while agriculture and tourism stayed stable.  … Read More


by Jacqueline Finley There have been several times when I believed the country was collapsing. Nothing, however, compares to our current chaos.  COVID is randomly killing Americans and the economy is reeling.  Protests are showcasing inequalities and prejudices no longer hidden beneath a frayed rug.  Politics, always cruel, are beyond the pale, with no decorum.  Leadership consists of spiteful retaliations … Read More

Where are you going, America 2020?

by Milan Vodicka, Ph.D. Somehow, in this July of 2020, I find it challenging to anchor the starting point of my writing. Being bombarded daily with “news” headlines, depressing Covid-19 data, reports of deplorable behaviors, and “presidential” tweets… Well, I am old enough to see parallels, analogies, similarities with events that already transpired during my lifetime. Although this pandemic, in … Read More

Volunteers Are Here to Help!

Our volunteers. Think of us as the “Door Dash” of the Nevada County Democrats. We have crews that will deliver lawn signs directly to you. We’ll drive you to the polls, or pick up your ballot and drive it to the ballot box. We’ll even deliver and install an 8’x10’ Audrey Denny sign in your yard. Need information about the … Read More

Vote for Elizabeth Betancourt

by Jackie Finley As the Presidential campaign gains momentum, it is crucial to recognize that local elections are as important as national ones. Change – or continuity – comes from both the top down and the bottom up. Nevada County voters, like voters everywhere, have choices to make.  Do they want the status quo or a fresh approach to economic … Read More

Elections – or a Coronation?

by Milan Vodicka, Ph.D. A dream? Sometime in the future? After the coronation? Just another day in the Fiefdom of America… The country and land ruled and blessed by the venerable succession of stable geniuses, with the heritage traceable to the very founder of the Fiefdom, Don the First. The legend has it that before him, there was a country … Read More