Category Archives: Social Justice

Still Fighting Over The Minimum Wage

A month into the Biden presidency, and already there has been a substantial amount of work done to reverse many of the worst executive orders and appointments by the Trump administration. Thanks to a narrow Democratic lead in both the … Continue reading

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Victory Is Just Step One

Hey! It’s a new year! In the United States, we have a new President, new leadership in the Senate, and new prospects for actually improving the lives of Americans. And since its a new year, its time for me to … Continue reading

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Who Do We Want To Be?

Today we decide what we are as a nation. Actually, many of us have already decided, but today is the official day of decision. The reasons why and how we’ve gotten to this point are numerous. At some point, I … Continue reading

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The Stakes

Yesterday, Republican senators rammed through the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett is a grossly unqualified ideologue, and is all but certain to be the deciding vote on a number of cases which will greatly restrict … Continue reading

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A Conversation with White Folks

Hey, white people! What’s our problem? Why have we broken society so badly? There’s no other way to put it. This mess is all white people’s fault. And yeah, that has to include me, too. We’re all complicit. What exactly … Continue reading

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A Skewed Endorsement

Shortly after the 2016 election, I put together a list of possible Democratic contenders for the 2020 election. Obviously, it was still quite premature at that point to speculate on who would challenge Donald Trump when he hadn’t even yet … Continue reading

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I Guess Women Are People?

Normally, when I’m asked for my opinion on the topic of abortion, I usually just respond with something along the lines of “My opinion is irrelevant, because I can’t have one. I don’t get a say. I’m not capable of … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

“I’d like to punch him in his face.” “Maybe he should have been roughed up.” “Part of the problem is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore.” “I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself or if other people … Continue reading

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A Scary Time for Young Men

On the South Lawn of the White House, Donald Trump briefly stopped for reporters as he headed out to an event. Commenting on the current situation with his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, the president at one point said, “It’s a … Continue reading

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Civility

Yesterday, I penned a brief missive on my Facebook page regarding pleas for civility in the political world. I’m not sure I said everything I wanted to in that initial post, so I’m going to spit out a quick follow-up. … Continue reading

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