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February 23, 2017

           

      You argue with Republicans. You punch Nazis. Illiberal times call for illiberal actions. The plea from some progressives to defend decorum while our institutions are systematically disassembled is under...

February 19, 2017

The best way to engage Republicans around the Trump issue is through a conversation of morality. Trump enthusiasts are best left alone or confronted with power. If they are still excited about the bonfire this sociopath is making of our democracy, they are arsonists....

February 13, 2017

I learned early on in my recovery from addiction that the only thing I can really change is me. I learned later, as I struggled with significant mental health issues, that even changing oneself is an exercise in limitation.

Of course, this doesn’t stop me from attemptin...

February 11, 2017

I found an old tweet from the election today. “I’ll take the cynical technocrat over the racist nihilist.”

I still would. The breathtaking incompetence of this administration and the sinister prioritization of petty, punitive measures is nothing short of a disaster. But...

February 2, 2017

The myth of America is a white lie. To many, it’s small. It’s a truth buried among omissions and context. But it’s not white like that. It’s a sickly white. Caucasian. It makes our bloody history logical, softer, understandable. It’s the lie of white supremacy, and it’...

December 29, 2016

The Petty Tyrant's version of Christianity.