To call the Democratic primary dog-eat-dog would be misleading, generous even. No, this is dog-bore-dog-to-death.
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…
For the roughly 5 million people on the dating site OKCupid.com, let me just say that saying you are “Centrist” politically pretty much aligns 90% of the time with also responding “No” to “Do you enjoy discussing politics?” From what I can see, a helluva lot of these people aren’t that familiar with or interested…
If you really, really want to put an end to racism in the United States, in your city, in your neighborhood, let’s all admit that there is a practical way to go about it. It isn’t a disconcerting mystery. It’s not something we need to agonize over for years. We can do it now.
Changing our Constitution is not as radical as it sounds, and we need to recognize that ours is in dire need of revisions. Other countries – modern, developed countries – have changed their constitutions for the better and are thriving today. Failing to do so in the United States is no longer an option.
If we shut up, anywhere, anytime, just whose voice will we be listening to?
We must be the better example ourselves. Improving the cultural and political dialogue is entirely on us.