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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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What Do We Accomplish By Marching?

With our faith re-energized, our hope restored, our resolve galvanized and our hearts filled with joy, we will overcome. We will bend the moral arc of history towards justice. Continue reading

I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On: Taking Action in the Face of Despair

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. You’ll be surprised how far that will get you. Continue reading

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