hitchikers guide column

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Primaries

Published on April 28th, 2016 | by Michael Salamone

(This week, as a special crossover with Michael’s podcast, you can have him read this column to you. He felt the topic was that important.) “This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which ... Read More


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Still Life With Warmonger

Published on April 7th, 2016 | by Michael Salamone

“If you’re honest, you sooner or later have to confront your values. Then you’re forced to separate what is right from what is merely legal. This puts you metaphysically on the run. America is full of ... Read More


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Steal This Vote

Published on March 31st, 2016 | by Michael Salamone

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists. – Abbie Hoffman Preface I propose to you, dear reader, that there is the possibility that a major ... Read More



DNC’s Just Not That Into You

Published on March 24th, 2016 | by Michael Salamone

Bernie’s not a “real Democrat,” says Hillary supporting social media users. Many voters who registered as Democrats within the last year in closed primary states have been forced to use often-uncounted provisional ballots. Party representatives encouraged ... Read More

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How to Deal with the Passive Aggressive Work Email

Published on March 18th, 2016 | by Kiara Moore

With workplaces becoming more virtual, the rise of conflict through email is a common occurrence. Through the high volume of email correspondence in the office, I’ve learned that knowing how to be diplomatic and communicating effectively ... Read More


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50 States of Grey

Published on March 17th, 2016 | by Michael Salamone

“Sometimes I wonder if there’s something wrong with me. Perhaps I’ve spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.” ― E.L. James, Fifty ... Read More


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Another Roadside Distraction

Published on March 10th, 2016 | by Michael Salamone

“Look, America is no more a democracy than Russia is a Communist state. The governments of the U.S. and Russia are practically the same. There’s only a difference of degree. We both have the same basic ... Read More


White Progressives in Politics

White Progressives and the Chamber of Secrets

Published on March 3rd, 2016 | by Michael Salamone

Politics lead to passion, especially in a heated primary season. Passion leads to our mouths or keyboard-attached fingers firing off quicker than our brains or hearts can monitor. I’ve certainly been guilty of that in the ... Read More



Journey to the Future of the Earth

Published on February 25th, 2016 | by Michael Salamone

Fear and hope mongering have long been a part of presidential politics. 2016 is certainly part of that legacy. However, just like so many other standards of modern life that started as fantasy in the pages ... Read More

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