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 →
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 →
DISCUSSING THE 2016 PRIMARIES AT THE KAMINSKI CODE PODCAST With Joseph Kaminski and Elliot Declet. And they were good enough to edit out my colossal sneeze about half way into the discussion! It was great fun sitting down with serious students of the political scene and sharing my wisdom and having a few laughs while... Continue Reading →
YES, IT WAS THAT BAD Rachel's recap of the 2016 Republican Primary shows the Keystone Cop influences on the party.
SPOILER ALERT! NO! This week, the New York Times Retro Report puts a spotlight on President Clinton's 1996 Welfare Reform Act. Given the appealing monica (see what I did there!) Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, a Democratic president signed into law what was, up until that point, a conservative wet dream. With clueless pride President... Continue Reading →
THE REAL REASON WHY AMERICANS CANNOT GET JUSTICE FROM STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM The Young Turks speak on this shockingly candid, though scripted, response by President Obama on why he does not support the right of American victims of terrorism to sue the state sponsors of terrorism connected to their victimization. His response was no... Continue Reading →
A POWERFUL ANALYSIS FROM JOSS FONG AT VOX.COM For another perspective, check out this analysis from MSB done back in October. Fong uses Idaho, I looked at Vermont as compared to Louisiana. What's the difference?
WHATEVER THAT MEANS How we talk about manhood and masculinity, its discursive formations, shapes how we think about ourselves as men and our relationships with those we love. It's time for real men to look beyond how masculinity is shaped. Below is a video on 48 Things Men Hear in a Lifetime that are Bad... Continue Reading →