Posts from the ‘Politics’ category

The case against trying to “understand” modern conservatism

We are navigating a political landscape that is unlike anything the U.S. has seen in modern memory. The current Republican President of the United States is…

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Taking a stand against your private racism: An open letter

I know who you are. I’ve heard the things you say when you think you’re in safe company – meaning, where everyone’s skin is white. I…

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“Love Trumps Hate” isn’t a safe space for bad ideas

Last Sunday there was a rally. It was sunny but windy and cold; we huddled together to keep warm. There were 1,000 of us (not bad for a place with…

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Which side are you on?

I’ve been pretty quiet since the election. Not just on the blog or on Facebook, but in my real, day to day life. I work from a…

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White liberals: Good morning. We all just woke up.

The election result wasn’t the most surprising thing to happen this week. At first I thought it was. I love electoral numbers, so it was only a…

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Next steps: getting ready for the resistance

Donald Trump is President-Elect of the United States. It’s hard. I know. But three days later, it’s pretty clear there’s no waking up. This is the reality. Here’s what…

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It is not my job to make bigots feel comfortable.

I have spent the last 24 hours thinking a lot about words. In a moment of exhaustion and despair last night, I wrote this on my…

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Escaping the Drumpf EYE-LAM: A Necessary How-To Guide for All Americans

America is in crisis. We are in the crosshairs of a great, terrifying beast: eyes red with rage, mouth foaming, massive fists ready to destroy. This creature will…

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We the people are too good for a President Trump

This post is not funny. Tonight as I sit in my home, I am within one of a few Congressional districts in the United States whose…

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Marriage matters.

My eardrums are vibrating inside P!nk’s new album and I have a damp line between my eyebrows from where I tipped my goblet too far when…

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