Capture life as it happens. If time feels like it’s passing you by - which it always is - take a photo. Write a song. Immortalize how you feel at that very moment. Save a smile for later. Reminiscing on memories preserves the fun of living through them. It allows your future self to vividly … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for 2022
I am a white American, and nobody has ever doubted that my life matters. Look at me. Look at my face. When people ask me what I am, where I’m from, if I say “I’m American” no one will ever turn around and reply, “No, what are you really?” There’s no special name for people … Continue reading The Significance of ‘All Lives’
Another year has come to pass, and the primary season has reached its conclusion. It’s been a particularly long, crowded, and divisive year, with the party’s progressive and moderate factions shining in stark contrast. The Democratic field winnowed from dozens of candidates to five, three, two… and finally, one. One man will stand opposite Donald … Continue reading The Biden Dilemma
In an age of revolutionized communication, the truth is drowning in a sea of misinformation. The Internet, arguably the greatest technological achievement in human history, collects the sum of humanity’s knowledge and places it at our convenience. It’s reinvented the ways we interact with one another: any piece of news can be delivered from one … Continue reading Fake news fuels the fire of fear
There is no such thing as the perfect candidate. You may jump to defend your politician of choice, but there will always be a bare spot in their character and reputation. There will always be an Access Hollywood tape or a Soviet honeymoon. Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow alike will always dig up something to … Continue reading All candidates considered
When a special news report flashed across the television screen in August of 2018, the four sets of eyes in my home were glued to the display. Millions of American families like mine were brought to an attentive standstill as we were informed that a political icon of this country was dead. John McCain, a … Continue reading Is it time for term limits?
The line dividing Washington and Hollywood has become all too thin. The two are situated at opposite ends of the United States, with thousands of miles between them, but their media exports have become almost indistinguishable. While film studios churn out formulaic fluff action movies, cable networks produce ceaseless panels and programs in a hellish … Continue reading Make politics boring again
Many would like to consider the most influential force over our government to be the electorate. This is America, after all - our officials are elected by their constituents, one vote at a time, each representing the interests of the public. That’s the way it is and has always been since the days of the … Continue reading Curb corporate cash in Congress