America Can Escape The Charity Trap

Nothing is more clarifying than the pain and panic of a deadly pandemic.  This one challenges us to see if we can spread love amongst one another as easily as we spread this infectious and unforgiving coronavirus.  As the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic dials up, donations to food pantries across America dial down.  This... Continue Reading →

The Progressive Case For Private Insurance

It finally happened.  The rarest of occurrences is when events unfold in real time that force our hottest political and policy debates out of the realm of imagination into the realm of reality.  The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate stress test for the American healthcare system.  You know the one that Republicans... Continue Reading →

The Sacrifice of Bernie Sanders

When the history of this political era is studied by future generations, Bernie Sanders will go down as America's most impactful non-president politician.  Who comes in second will be a photo-finish but Bernie has won first place by a gap so big it rivals Secretariat's in the '73 Belmont Stakes.  And for the sake of... Continue Reading →

Winner Takes NONE

If you are looking for another "both sides" political analysis you are in the wrong place.  You will have to look elsewhere to find that b.s.  While it is perfectly true that all of the players on the field of American politics play a role in how the game is being played and who the... Continue Reading →

Citizenship Surrender

America is only as strong as the resolve of its citizenry to uphold its own standards.  Recent events stand as self-evident truth that a critical mass of American citizens have simply given up.  And because their resolve is weak our nation is weak.  America has a glass jaw and COVID-19 has smashed it into a... Continue Reading →

Jay-Z Got PLAYED By The NFL

Since Jay-Z joined forces with the NFL in a public relations stunt to get them out of the Colin Kaepernick controvery, black men who work and play in the NFL have actually lost ground. Note the hiring of the whitest and least qualified head coaching candidate in recent history by the New York Giants while... Continue Reading →

FREE NATE PARKER

Nobody cares about Nate Parker anymore.  Unless you count film critics and culture commentators who have chosen him as their favorite whipping boy to take out their frustrations about patriarchy, toxic masculinity and unsettled scores in the gender wars.  The fact that Nate Parker himself has nothing to do with those demons haunting American culture... Continue Reading →

The 1619 Challenge

The New York Times has given an incredible gift to the world this season and I hope they are richly rewarded for it.  It is fashionable- and not entirely unjustified- to harshly critique The Times for its awkward management of the new realities of news media messaging during the unprecedented candidacy and presidency of Donald... Continue Reading →

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