White Progressives and the Chamber of Secrets

White Progressives in Politics

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 past. Yet, I fear this type of engagement is the biggest threat to the political revolution many progressives are […]

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Journey to the Future of the Earth

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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 of science fiction novels and comic books, we do seem to be on trajectory towards a tomorrow that these […]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Bullies

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The 2016 primary races on both sides of the aisle are led by two baby-boomer bully buddies. Say that five times fast. Though they’ve tried to distance themselves from each other, we know that the Clintons and Trumps were good enough friends to talk on the phone, golf together and attend events together. It’s no […]

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Clinton Soup From the Soul

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I’m giving up for Lent. I’m giving up on trying to reason with members of my own political party over consistency and policy being more important than celebrity and personality. Before I do, however, I want to tell my own personal political story and how it led to both supporting the Clintons and then vowing […]

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The Yellow Badge of Journalism

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Like a majority of Americans, I have trust issues. According to a Gallop poll at the end of last year, a majority of Americans distrust that the media is giving them fair and accurate information. Only 28% of America has faith that the news is telling them the truth. Apparently we need to wake up […]

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The Oligarchist Cookbook

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The United States is run by the wealthy elite, not the democratic vote. This was the finding of a major study last year by Princeton University, which showed that even when a stark majority of Americans agree on an issue, if the wealthy disagree, lobby and throw money at politicians, the wealthy get their way. […]

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The Social Justice League of America

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Reading comic books growing up made me politically progressive. Superhero comics particularly sparked my interest in politics as a young child and shaped my world view. I think, to some extent, they still do. It was because of my belief in truth, justice and the American way as a child that I grew up to be […]

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Where Do We Spy From Here?

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The evening before Dr. King Day, Hillary Clinton called for ending encryption and allowing back doors into software and websites, less than a week after all of the GOP candidates endorsed the same; Bernie Sanders tried to explain mass government surveillance to America. “You would all be amazed, or maybe not, about the amount of […]

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Sometimes A Great Nation

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Some say it’s just a celebration of hyperbole, but I’m always a fan of the State of the Union speech, even if delivered by a president I don’t support. You see, I’m a sucker for idealism, even if off-brand from my own variety, and I enjoy the conversations such events create among the citizenry. I […]

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A Vermont Yankee In the Kings of Wall Street’s Court

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Face it. There aren’t very many politicians on the national stage willing to stand up to our corporate and Wall Street overlords. So, when one runs for President, they tend to get their feathers ruffled a bit. When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, running the most popular campaign for President in history, stopped by Manhattan on Tuesday […]

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