Jeff Bezos is a dangerous mad man who must be stopped

Jeff Bezos is currently worth somewhere in the realm of $170 billion. On any given day, Bezos might make or lose more money than almost any other human will make in their entire life. Intrinsically, I knew that any person with that amount of wealth had to be deranged, but I'll admit I was unaware … Continue reading Jeff Bezos is a dangerous mad man who must be stopped

An Actual Strategy for Stopping Republicans

There are two times I remember feeling that the demise of the modern Republican party was inevitable. The first was in 2012 when Barack Obama won his bid for a second presidential term. I was in my senior year of college and had spent most of my time at Colorado State University picking fights with … Continue reading An Actual Strategy for Stopping Republicans

“Liberal Media” in the Era of Trump

How do you appease those who wish to destroy you? More importantly, why would you try? This is the uphill battle we've watched the establishment of American news media wage for the attention of the conservative voting bloc, which has returned the favor most commonly with unrequited loathing. Brian Beutler argues on Crooked.com that it's … Continue reading “Liberal Media” in the Era of Trump

Which Is It?

Is Donald Trump an unhinged menace to society? Or is he a responsible president, well equipped to deal with complex geopolitical issues? The former is the correct and obvious choice. But Democrats on the Hill are straddling both options — simultaneously telling their constituents the former, while passing policy that indicates they believe the latter. … Continue reading Which Is It?

A More Expansive and Accurate Definition of White Supremacy

Ta-Nehisi Coates follows up his blockbuster article from The Atlantic with an equally stellar conversation with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. The point should be made again and again: white supremacy is not a club which requires a card for membership. White supremacy is a pervasive mode of operation that has poisoned American politics and society from the start, … Continue reading A More Expansive and Accurate Definition of White Supremacy

Economic and Racial Justice Must Go Hand-In-Hand

There has been another flare up in the never-ending hellscape that is Bernie vs. Hillary Twitter. The fight du jour revolves around an article by Ryan Cooper for The Week: Why leftists don't trust Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Deval Patrick. In the article, Cooper lists some key positions each of the aforementioned politicians have taken that … Continue reading Economic and Racial Justice Must Go Hand-In-Hand

Two Stories of Life After Prison in Minnesota

Coincidentally, today Minnesota's twin daily newspapers ran stories on life after prison. One had a happy (or at least hopeful) ending; the other, not so much. In the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Andy Mannix covers the "Second Chances 5K"—a race for current and former inmates aimed at emphasizing that many people "still have something to offer society" … Continue reading Two Stories of Life After Prison in Minnesota

Audio from Bedminster

This morning, Politico published leaked audio from a speech then President-elect Donald Trump gave at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, briefly after the election. The content of the tape—even the portions onto which everyone is latching—isn’t very shocking. Politico’s headline, “Leaked Trump tape: ‘You are the special people’,” at first glance seems … Continue reading Audio from Bedminster

How to Contact Your Representatives

Since the election, I've seen a massive uptick in campaigns to get people to call their representatives. That's good, because contacting your representatives is one of the most direct ways you can play a role in shaping our democracy. Pressuring members of Congress will be critical in our efforts to oppose President Trump. I've been preaching … Continue reading How to Contact Your Representatives

The Cowardice of Democrats, and Why I Support Absolute Obstructionism in the Era of Trump

Today, amid the chaos of a presidential transition that would be laughable were it not so frightening, the Senate voted 81-17 to approve a bill that would "provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of … Continue reading The Cowardice of Democrats, and Why I Support Absolute Obstructionism in the Era of Trump