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
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”
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
What a woman calling the cops on an 8 year old girl says about our cities and our politics By Ben Udashen As urban growth becomes more and more concentrated … Continue reading#PermitPatty, Avatar of Gentrification
Why Does “The Democracy Movement” Hates Democracy? Sometimes, you gotta love opinion-meister Jonathan Chait. He has continually been wrong about numerous issues from the Iraq War (supported it), the “political correctness” … Continue readingThe Banality of Jonathan Chait
Why the “White Ally Industrial Complex” Cannot Bring Justice It goes without fail that if more than 3 white liberals get together and talk about race, especially if there is … Continue readingAnti-Racism Cannot Just Be Another Brand
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
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"
What a year. We have seen the rise of fascist nerds and woke jocks. We have seen left-wing organizations like Black Lives Matter and Democratic Socialists of Americabegin their transformation from spontaneous movements and loose … Continue readingJeff Flake’s Beltway Bullshit Show
When is philanthropy just PR? Living in Seattle it is incredibly easy to fall prey to the myth of the benevolent corporation. This is the home of Starbucks and Microsoft … Continue readingAmazon’s Homeless Shelter: Can The Cause Be The Solution?
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