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2016 Election

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An Open Letter to Elected Democrats

Left unchecked, the present Administration and Congress are going to unwind a century’s progress. The only option open to a person of conscience is unflinching and disciplined opposition. Continue reading

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On This Idea That Things Have to Get Worse Before We Can Make Them Better

If the choice is between an imperfect status quo and the apocalypse, then that shouldn’t be a choice at all. If you have enough privilege to ride out the serial disaster that would be a Trump administration, bully for you. But there’s a whole bunch of people who don’t, and way too many of them stand to get hurt while you wait for the revolution to ripen. Continue reading

Let’s Call Donald Trump What He Really Is: The Candidate – and Literal Embodiment – of Straight White Male Privilege

Trump was born on third and he’s mad because he’s sure he hit a home run. He must have, because everything he does, says, or thinks is awesome, and the only reason he can’t have literally everything he wants whenever he wants it is because the world is conspiring against him. Continue reading

The Limits of Argument

In my experience, if you actually want to change someone’s mind, the best you can do is plant a seed and hope it takes root. And to do that, you have to find common ground to plant it in. It’s surprisingly easy to do if you start from a position of respect. Continue reading

Hillary, Bernie, and Me

I know it sounds strange to hear it, but there’s seriously never been a better time to be a progressive. Continue reading

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