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There’s No Normal to Go Back To: A Quick Note on Evaluating the Democratic Presidential Candidates

There’s all kinds of stuff we need to get on if we want to preserve the democracy we cherish and the planet we live on, never mind progressing toward a more just, verdant, and prosperous world. One of the first things is to recognize the fight we’re in and what the stakes are. Continue reading

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Dear My Fellow White People

I’d like to suggest that if the color of your skin and the doings of people who lived in the same countries as your ancestors constitutes your greatest source of pride and self-worth, then maybe you should consider doing something worthwhile and constructive enough with your life that you can cultivate that pride and self-worth … Continue reading

The Best of Both Possible Worlds

What is this magical configuration that I’m so convinced will resolve the tension between socialism and capitalism and allow for the most people to prosper, do meaningful work, and find happiness?

It’s pretty simple, really. Socialist base, capitalist superstructure. Continue reading

Black History Month Book Report #4: The Sellout, by Paul Beatty

I read the prologue, which was so fucking funny that I stopped and read it again, just to make sure I had properly enjoyed and appreciated it. Wow. Just… wow. Continue reading

Black History Month Book Report #2: American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Fabiola must find her way through not only the culture shock of moving from Haiti to America, but also the discrepancies between the America she expected and the America she experiences. Continue reading

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