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.
Political Economy Matters The mantra of the late, and decidedly not great, Andrew Breitbart was: “Politics is upstream from culture” Between his physical proximity to Hollywood, and personal aggrievement at … Continue readingJordan Peterson's Forced Monogamy Idea Shows the Shallowness of His "Reason"
Why Liberal Zionism Will Never Bring Peace or Justice Having been following the Israeli Occupation for 20 years now much has changed, much for the worse. As a young liberal … Continue readingLiberal Zionist to Palestine: "Stop Hitting Yourself"
If you have been on the internet for more than a week, you have by now heard about the big deal interview that adult film actress Stormy Daniels gave to … Continue readingWhile America Gawks At Stormy Daniels, A Bipartisan Bill Will Endanger Sex Workers For No Good Reason
While most people experience headaches from time to time, migraine sufferers are blessed with a completely different level of chronic agony. Migraines are a debilitating condition that affect over 38 … Continue readingHow a Migraine “Cure” Highlights the Many Injustices of Chronic Pain
With every successive generation, social mores can change considerably. It was only a few generations ago that the idea of a Protestant marrying a Catholic would be scandalous among huge … Continue reading“Time Traveling Hackers” Have Snatched Away a Chance To Confront Liberal Homophobia
A constant criticism of a lot well meaning liberals I have is the myopia of their focus on Trump. Case in point, Iran. A common rhetorical point has been made … Continue reading"He Just Hates Obama" Isn't Good Enough
Upon Donald Trump’s election in 2016, a new cottage industry concerning the ‘crisis of liberalism’ has emerged. Between a rise of ethnonationalism in the Republican base and an out and … Continue readingLiberalism Is Failing, But Its Not Because of "Identity Politics"
Originally Published July 24, 2017 This week, the New Republic published two very challenging and illuminating pieces exploring the future of left politics. In one, The Return of Monopoly, Matt Stoller … Continue readingCivility and Political Disarmament