Fahrenheit 2016

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Secrets seldom stay hidden, because their nature, as a form of information, is to be free, open and available to those who seek that knowledge. History shows that those who strive to censor and suppress information might succeed with temporary tyrannical wins, but ultimately lose to the will of humanity to learn, grow and evolve. Both […]

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Our Nihilist’s Holiday

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Except for the occasional dirty looks strangers are prone to give me when I accidentally size them up wrongly and wish them “happy holidays,” when they clearly wanted to hear, “merry Christmas,” I have never personally seen any evidence of the so-called “War On Christmas. My personal experience in the matter is that it’s a […]

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On the Road: the Original Poll

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Like a growing number of people showing interest in politics, I’ve grown distrustful of polls over the last few election cycles. Landlines are still weighted heavily, and none of the people I volunteered with on the last several election campaigns or causes have ever been polled. When life put me in a situation where I […]

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Gun Palace Ballet

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I had two father figures in my life growing up. My father, and when he wasn’t around, my mother’s father. These two men were and are quite different from one another. One, sort of a hippie, an off-the-grid artist who embraced leftist politics and who tried to teach me it was good to be in touch […]

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The New Deal, the Dance, and the Devil

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Nostalgia is the enemy of an informed electorate. I, myself, am guilty of romanticizing FDR’s New Deal as the golden age of public policy. Pardon my hubris, but I’m probably right or at least more correct than modern historical revisionists who praise Reagan or Clinton the first. We learned in October that 50% of America […]

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The Revolution Hasn’t Been Publicized

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There is a battle waging for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party between corporate foot soldiers that keep the party funded and the progressive idealists who provide policy ideas based on the needs of the average American citizen. Kindled by the rise of Elizabeth Warren, then turned wildfire by Bernie Sanders and his […]

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Fear and Loathing Refugees

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The anti-Islamic fervor from politicians on social media this week sure has me feeling my white privilege. I mean, I was raised Catholic. I feel fortunate that Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee aren’t tweeting that all Catholics are child molesters. Yet despite an extremely small percentage of Muslims being fundamentalists, many Americans are quick to […]

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