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    In Search of Monsters to Destroy

    On the surface, a John Quincy Adams speech from 1821, a 2002 drone strike in the Marib Province of Yemen, and President Donald Trump’s veto of the first invocation of the 1973 War Powers Resolution might not seem related. But upon further consideration, the history of the US’s military involvement in Yemen speaks to a […]

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    McKinsey Buttigieg

    Have you heard about Pete Buttigieg? Don’t worry, most people can’t pronounce his last name either. They just call him ‘Mayor Pete.’ He is, this Mayor from South Bend, Indiana turned presidential candidate, the latest Democratic media darling and establishment flavor of the month, the next in a long line of such luminaries as Beto […]

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    Universal Stealth-care

    In an effort to shine a light on those skulking around in the shadows, I present to you the curious case of Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp. You may remember Donnelly, the former Democratic Senator from Indiana, as one of the co-leaders among conservative Democrats in the fight against Universal Healthcare. He ran his campaign […]

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    Evangelical Extremists in the Cabinet

    Nearly half of Trump’s cabinet are evangelicals. The concept of separation of church and state is not meaningful to them. Their political beliefs are concomitant with their religious beliefs, particularly the more regressive ones. Cruel anti-abortion beliefs, efforts to decimate public schools, and LGBT enmity are a few. The most influential evangelical in the cabinet […]

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    Hot Take Life

    Have you ever watched regular television months or years after cutting the cord? For someone who watches cable tv for hours per day or week, the avalanche of advertisements which interrupt every program become a sort of background noise — you may watch them, even be able to recite two or three of your favorites, […]

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    Julie Kirchner May Head up the Department of Homeland Security

    Trump appointed Julie Kirchner, who was the executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform for nine years, to serve as ombudsman of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at Homeland Security in 2017.  And now, that same Julie Kirchner is being considered to lead the agency according to rumors floated by Politico last […]

  • A Brief History of Free Speech Grifters Suing Their Haters for Libel

    It was a headline that felt like a distinct artifact of the Trump era: Devin Nunes, a Republican congressman from one of California’s less glamorous districts and a dedicated member of Trump’s fan club, sues a cow for defamation. Nunes, last seen carefully and deliberately ignoring the mounting evidence of Trump’s corruption, had finally had […]

  • Trump’s Economy

    Trump’s economy is booming, haven’t you heard? You would have if you’d so much as glanced at any mainstream media sources this week, from CNN to Fox News, The Washington Post to the New York Post. Here is a simple life hack: When mainstream media abandons their usual pretext of ‘Left v. Right’ to speak […]

  • Arming Teachers – The Latest in a Long Line of Nonsensical Republican Proposals

    The American Idiocracy There are times when I feel like I’m living in an episode of ‘The Twilight Zone’ and these moments usually always correspond with socio-political news.  Bad socio-political news.  For instance, the acquittal of George Zimmerman. A man who logically should have been sent to prison for the murder of young Trayvon Martin. […]

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    Battle Lines

    Question: If you were an employer, if you were the boss, would you rather have an employee who did whatever you wanted, or an employee who did whatever you wanted but constantly acted out of control? Would you rather have an employee who came to work every day, put their head down, and quietly did […]