Our current crisis is not one in which the application of the Constitution is uncertain. Rather, it's a question of whether or not the Constitution even matters in the face of a charismatic leader and party loyalty.
There is a huge caravan of refugees on their way to the United States, fleeing social conditions that the United States was instrumental in creating. What is our moral responsibility in preserving the basic human dignity and secure the fundamental human rights of these people? And how do we prepare ourselves for doing just that? This is the real issue, and this is exactly what we are not talking about.
The term "Identity Politics" is meaningless. It's a red herring term that distracts us from very real underlying issues of equity and social justice.
We cannot let the fake news panic become a pretext to empower the state or the corporate elite to limit our access to the news.
It is now undeniable that what was once vaunted as a marketplace of ideas is now nothing more than a boarded up strip-mall.
Group closure and ideological tunnel vision are an impediment to political progress that especially hurts the left
SLOW KNOWLEDGE: ADVICE ON HOW TO BE A SMART NEWS CONSUMER At long last we as a society, facing the so-called information age in which the quantity of data is no longer a problem, are asking ourselves questions about the quality of that data. The Trump election is a wake-up call for anyone who lives... Continue Reading →
WHEN THE POLITICS IS SO DISTORTED I have a problem. You see, since I started this blog eight years ago, during an historic election year no less, it has always been the policy that the Mad Sociologist Blog was not a platform for endorsing candidates. For eight years I've been faithful to this policy. Yes,... Continue Reading →