Kaepernick’s Message

With Colin Kaepernick back in the news (apparently a large number of people think taking liberal positions entitles you to an NFL quarterback position), now seems like a good time to discuss how the national anthem protests illustrate one of the larger problems in our country.  We are no longer a nation of Americans who…

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How Democracy Ends

June 27, 2017 It’s the end of January, 2019.  Nancy Pelosi has just been sworn in as Speaker of the House following a major Democratic victory in the midterm elections.  In the Senate, the Republicans managed to maintain a slim majority due to the favorability of the 2018 Senate map, with Democrats maybe gaining a…

A (Begrudging) Defense of Stephen Colbert

May 4, 2017 So, it has come to this.  In the past few days, Stephen Colbert, continuing in his long line of ‘attack Trump at any cost’ rhetoric, made a crude comment regarding the President’s relationship with Vladimir Putin.  Remember Putin?  He’s the leader of the country that Colbert’s hero, President Obama, called labeling as…

The Death of the Mainstream Media

February 20, 2017 Over the past couple of years, I’ve noted how it is increasingly difficult to talk about the mainstream media, because there no longer is a mainstream media.  With the proliferation of internet news sources, not to mention the popularity of the unambiguously partisan Fox News and MSNBC, news sources have become increasingly…

Black Violence Matters

January 7, 2017 This past week we have all been rightly shocked and appalled by the kidnapping and torture of a white special needs teenager by four black eighteen-year-olds.  Because of the race of the perpetrators and the fact that they shouted anti-white and anti-Trump messages while they laughed and tortured the man, the hashtag…