Mike Matsuda

So this is Christmas. What have you done?

On this cold and rainy Christmas day I am reminded of John Lennon’s reflective ode, beginning, “So this is Christmas. What have you done?” In these most challenging of times, I think that all of us should ask ourselves, “What have we done?” I am a bit down this Christmas because everywhere I look, I…

Little Saigon Rallies For Obama

  The rally for Obama in the heart of Little Saigon marked a major turning point for progressives throughout the OC. Since Vietnamese Americans have traditionally been stereotyped as lock-step Republican, this event demonstrated that Obama’s reach is very pervasive and although I don’t believe the overall Vietnamese population will vote blue this cycle, I…

Well Dad, what are you waiting for?

I voted yesterday with my son, Ethan, sitting beside me at the kitchen table. My wife Suzie, who is a naturalized Vietnamese-American, insists on the ritual of going to the polls on election day. Looking at our son, she said, “Our community fought so hard for this right that I’d rather vote on election day.”…

Matt Damon Is Right

Matt Damon is right. American voters should be very concerned about Sarah Palin’s views of the world because there is a pretty decent chance she will become president during a McCain first term and a very good probability that she will inherit the mantle if the Senator were to win a second term. The average…

Too few gifted? Hell yeah.

Mike Matsuda was (overwhelmingly) reelected in to the North Orange County Community College District Board in November. He is a member of the California Curriculum Commission that recommends textbooks for K-8 students and curriculum frameworks for all K-12 students. Matsuda was also the Democratic candidate for the 68th Assembly District in 98. And because he’s…