No one who runs for president is an “outsider”

I keep seeing stories about these statistically insignificant rogue voters who are threatening to tantrum if they don’t get their way. For instance, this Guardian piece on Bernie Sanders supporters threatening to vote for GOP-front runner Donald Trump if Hillary Clinton gets the Democrat’s nomination. (Their proxy on the Republican side is the #NeverTrump contingent…

Are certain cities just doomed?

As the news of the Flint Water Crisis unfolds, I can’t help thinking about when Kanye West looked into the camera during a Hurricane Katrina telethon 11 years ago and said, “President Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Except, when I see the news about Flint, Michigan and their water poisoned with lead by those…

[TW] Why ‘safe spaces’ and ‘trigger warnings’ are progress, not fascism

[Trigger Warning] Dear Steve Sebelius, I was disheartened to see your opinion piece, titled Beware of the ‘safe space’ movement. In the decade we’ve known each other, I have seen your usually unfailing support for the oppressed. Despite your occasionally borderline sense-of-humor and brash public persona, I know you to be kind and (probably hard…

Special edition: SCOTUS rules #LoveWins

There is no doubt that June 26, 2015 will go down as an historic day for civil rights and equality for all people in America. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states! The closing paragraph of the decision, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, pretty…