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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

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

Trump Trolled

I know a lot has happened in the days since the confrontation in Chicago between protesters and supporters at the cancelled Trump rally. But I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and come to a conclusion that, while I’ve seen it hinted at here and there, I haven’t seen anyone explicitly say. The whole thing … Continue reading

Put an Asterisk Next to His Accomplishments: Why It’s So Difficult to Get a White Man to See, Much Less Admit, His Own Privilege

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his [privilege]┬ádepends on his not understanding it.” -Upton Sinclair, paraphrased Very few people see the world as it truly is. It’s not our fault; that’s just how human┬ábrains work. For the most part, we only see what we’re looking for, what our worldview and … Continue reading