American Shame

Failure to acknowledge our national shame will ultimately corrupt all of us. A nation of people that reflexively defends the indefensible from its past becomes sociopathic.

See How We Are, 2019

There are rhetorical perils to basing an essay or story on a song that one loves dearly. First, you’re never going to reflect the brilliance or compassion or beauty or whatever it is that touches you. The best you can hope for is sharing a story of your own that the song has some resonance…

Barack Obama Can Shut the Fuck Up Now

If we don’t publicly and loudly acknowledge that the Obama administration was a hollow, symbolic victory followed by eight years of neoliberal clusterfuckery that did almost nothing for the poor, the working class, the middle class and minorities – yes, minorities – then we are likely to keep fighting the zombie Centrists that are Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Pete Fucking Buttigieg for far too long.

Billionaires and the DNC Are Flinging Shit (Candidates) at America All Because of Someone Cable News Won’t Even Talk About

With today’s entry into the Democratic Presidential Primary of blah-blah-blah something something Deval Patrick, the last week has now officially devolved into a full-on reality show about billionaires and their cronies desperately trying to put out the fire raging in their gin-and-Beluga-caviar-soaked disco party here in the good ol’ US of A. To recap, it’s…