Growing up as a secular Jew, my family’s past was always shrouded in mystery What kind of name is that? I’ve never heard anything like it.” My responses varied, depending … Continue readingRadical Diaspora, My Family, and Bernie Sanders
Hate The Game, Not The Player The most prominent story of the weekend was around the discovery of a yearbook that implied Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia either dressed in … Continue readingThe Dialectics of Wingnut Welfare
“I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I tell the truth wherever I please.” -Mother Jones After 35 days of parsing minutia, arguments over … Continue readingLabor Power Ended The Shutdown
Professional Class Liberals’ Defense Of Kamala Harris’s Prosecutorial Record Reveals Rifts In The Democratic Coalition After years of expectation, Kamala Harris predictably announced her presidential campaign this week. The Senator … Continue readingWill Criminal Justice Reform Sink Kamala Harris’s Presidential Run?
Supporting Non-Binary People Is a Moral Good With Strategic Value For The Left In the past 31 years , the queer community has dealt with a multitude of ideological and … Continue readingTERF War
He’s Alright, But We Need More Than Gentle Liberalism To Get Us Out Of This Mess It’s become obvious that Liberal America, the one of Panera Bread and Whole Foods, … Continue readingSome Thoughts On Beto 2020
Fairness is Good, Actually Student debt fucking sucks. It’s not only strangling the hopes and dreams of a future generation of workers by forcing to take shit jobs for slightly … Continue readingStudent Debt and Charity Socialism
Maybe being super rich doesn’t mean you know everything? By Ben Udashen After years of being oligarch shamed by fellow .00001 percenters, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced a new … Continue readingA Childcare Worker on Jeff Bezos’s Philanthropic Preschool Network
I had a great time getting to chat with Alexander and Tony from Minion Death Cult last night. We talked Papa John’s N-word proclivities, big baby Trump in the UK, … Continue readingHear Ben on the “Minion Death Cult” podcast.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s brand of comedy, offensive and ridiculous to be sure, has always had an adversarial and anarchic bent, skewering the powerful, tricking them into ridiculous situations, and reminding … Continue readingSatire Is Not “Fake News”
As a bit of light summer reading, I decided to read Hannah Arendt’s Origins of Totalitarianism. While it’s title may not suggest it, much of the historical analysis revolves around … Continue readingThe Trap of the “Exceptional Minority”
In a recent piece in The Stranger, staff writer Katie Herzog makes the claim that the political left has been actively misinterpreting Canadian Psychologist and self help guru Jordan Peterson. Examining … Continue readingKatie Herzog’s Liberal Contrarianism