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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

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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

A Pragmatic Idealist’s Guide to Caucus/Primary Season

Call me liberal, progressive, whatever you like. Parse it how you will, I occupy somewhere most of the way to the leftwards end of the political spectrum. If I had to self-label, I’d probably call myself a Social Democrat. My ideal economic arrangement would be using the productive capabilities of capitalism to achieve socialist-style ends … Continue reading

Santa Claus and the American Dream

I thought of this the other day, but I didn’t want to harsh anyone’s mellow this holiday season, since there are lots of folks I know who genuinely love the holidays, especially Christmas, and I respect that. But it occurred to me how the mythology surrounding Christmas, at least the American conception of it, kind … Continue reading

Why I’m Voting for Kshama Sawant

Kshama Sawant is the real deal, a pragmatic idealist who does what she does because she believes it’s the right thing to do. Continue reading

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