What To Drink With What You Read (Political Resistance Edition)

Are you a #NastyWoman who has recently joined the Resistance movement against Trump’s fascist administration? Are you a long-time political activist with a renewed call to duty? Are you an ordinary citizen trying to figure out how to turn your Facebook activism into political activism? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this post,…

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Writing As Political Resistance

On March 24, 1933, the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic passed the Enabling Act, which gave the German Cabinet the ability to enact laws that bypassed the Reichstag, essentially conferring dictatorial power upon Adolf Hitler. On October 27, 1917, the October Revolution by the Bolshevik party established the Soviet government in Russia, a government that…

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Book Review: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

A few months ago I wrote a blog post called “The First And Last Time I’ll Talk About Veganism”. In the post I vaguely promised that I would not be expounding frequently (or ever again) about veganism, at least not on this blog. This book review is a narrow dodge of that promise: I’m not…

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Thanksgiving, Ferguson, and The Hunger Games

Warning: This is a controversial post on a controversial subject. If you don’t enjoy having your assumptions challenged, please close this tab now and feel free to return when I’m writing about lighter, happier matters.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Not least because it’s one of the few times of the year when…

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An Open Letter to Barack Obama re: Term Two

Dear Mr. President, I, like 50.4% of the voting population of America, cast my vote in favor of returning you to office for a second term. I congratulate you, and I cheered when you clinched the 270 electoral college votes required to return you to the Oval Office. I, like millions of other Americans, have…

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Turning On A Dime: A New Outlook On The Recession

So guys. Recession: 2008-present. We still in it, and it don’t look like it goin’ nowhere. It stickin’ around for a wee little while longah. And how many of us have wished, at least once, perhaps occasionally, perhaps on a semi-daily basis, that it were over with? That we could return to the days when…

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The Political Language of War

This morning, I got an email from CREDO Action, a liberal, grassroots activism website that keeps me up to date on political campaigns, circulating petitions, and key Democratic issues. The subject of the email was: “Take Down these six Tea Partiers”. The message continued: “Even in the most extreme Congress in history, these six stand…

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Letter to Barack Obama re: NDAA

Dear Mr. President, I urge you to veto the National Defense Authorization Act. A veto is the only way to prevent this dangerous and unlawful bill from destroying the personal liberties we hold dear and have fought so hard to maintain. This bill is a direct contradiction of the 5th (“no person shall…be deprived of…

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