That Which Silences Hate

(Image: The Guardian)  “It came back with a rush: the huge room with its harsh overhead lights, the pathetic pile of dresses and shoes in the center of the floor, the shame of walking naked past this man. I could see my sister’s frail form ahead of me, ribs sharp beneath the parchment skin. Betsie,…

The Curious Case of Democrat Memory Loss

The stakes couldn’t be greater. After the president’s dubious strong-arming phone call with the leader of Ukraine, the pot has finally boiled over. Not only is impeachment fully on the table, but is it any wonder that there are people like William Weld are suggesting that President Trump may face execution for what he’s done? …

Hey AOC: You Want FDR? You Got It.

My kids—particularly my daughter—are currently obsessed with Aladdin. Not the 2019 remake, but the 90s version in all its animated glory. So, as you might imagine, I’ve got the songs and the script coursing through my head on repeat. I found myself hearing Aladdin’s voice in my head this last week, oddly enough in relation…

Don’t Give Up the Fight

You couldn’t buy one anywhere. Of all the crazy, world-altering details that I remember from that horrible day 18 years ago, it was that every store had sold out of American flags. No matter who you were or who you voted for, or what you looked like—that was our rallying cry. Everyone was flying a…

Our World Survived an Apocalyptic Volcano, But Here, Take My Plastic Straws and Confiscate My Paychecks

Imagine the power of something thousands and thousands of times greater than the force of a nuclear bomb; a blast heard ‘round the world and reverberating across endless miles of ocean. Something that size seems almost incomprehensible, but it happened—courtesy of a small, seemingly insignificant dot in what is now Indonesia. In 535 AD, that…

The 1619 (Propaganda) Project

I’ll never fully understand it. Despite the robust, centuries-long (let’s be real, millennia-long) custom of slavery on every continent of this planet of all languages, cultures, skin colors, races, religions, and everything in between—somehow the United States and its comparatively short-lived and comparatively tiny* foray into slavery always ends up as the scapegoat. We alone…