The Left’s “Hillary Conundrum”

VOTE WITH YOUR HEAD OR VOTE WITH YOUR HEART Robert Reich and Chris Hedges, two men I have a great deal of respect for, give voice to debate that all left liberals are struggling with. Do we vote, yet again, for disappointing nominee, relegating left wing positions to secondary status in the Democratic Party, or... Continue Reading →

Apocolyptic Liberalism

Letting the system burn to the ground may start a conflagration that we will never be able to control. This is the danger of Apocalyptic Liberalism. An actual Apocalypse.

Hillary Clinton: The Conservative Candidate

CONSERVATIVES WHO REJECT DONALD TRUMP'S NATIONALISM DO HAVE SOMEONE TO VOTE FOR Okay, look. Progressives are almost certainly going to vote for Hillary Clinton. They don't want to, but they will because--Trump. Bottom line. It's frustrating to have to be in this position when there was a candidate who represented our interests for the first... Continue Reading →

What’s Wrong with Our Country?

LAW AND ORDER, TRUMPISM AND "US AGAINST THEM" Protests in the streets, mass shootings, police shootings, political gridlock. What in the world is wrong with our country? I hear this all the time. It's hard for a sociologist to answer. We have so many variables running through our brains, all of which we are, by training, locked... Continue Reading →

Notes from Vacation

In a society in which racism is imbued in our history, incorporated into our institutions and woven into our identities, Black Lives are "perceived" as being more threatening than are white lives. That's why Black Lives Matter.

Elie Wiesel

HUMAN BEINGS CANNOT BE REPLACED What can be said about Elie Wiesel that he cannot say himself? Wiesel was the perfect example of a human being who experienced profound dehumanization and yet maintained his humanity and hope in his fellow human beings. At a time when it seems that the panderers of hate and anger... Continue Reading →

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