From BernieBros to TrumpBots, the 2016 election season is about Privilege Panic

If there is one uniting theme in the 2016 presidential campaign season it is the rise of Privilege Panic. Again and again, across parties and at venues all over the country, we see a deep well of anger exploding with the landing of fists and the hurling of chairs (and death threats). From BernieBros to…

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…

Fell on Black Days: The GOP’s old tricks stir the pot before midterms

We’re not even a month into 2014 and it already feels like déjà vu all over again. Within a week’s time we’ve seen a veritable greatest hits of GOP base-stirring plays: the resurrection of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act in Congress (because that was so much fun in 2011); a bitter firestorm set…

Welcome to twitter, Ms. Clinton

If I took my emotional cues from the breathless excitement of feminists everywhere reporting about Hillary Clinton’s new twitter account, I’m sure I’d have a more inspired headline for this post. I’m afraid all I can drum up is: So, Hillary Clinton didn’t have a twitter account? Um, what? To be sure, she has one…

Hillary Clinton: Did I stutter?

Maybe Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t say, “Did I stutter?” in so many words. But the intention behind her words was pretty clear in her Congressional testimony on the Benghazi attacks. Check out this clip and see if you can spot the subliminal — What the fuck?! — moment: Yeah… Just in case you…