Trump and COVID-19

[This essay was also crossposted to Facebook on October 2, 2020.] If your response to the news that President Trump has COVID-19 was “it’s a hoax,” then this essay is directed to you. Given all the gaslighting and lying from the president, skepticism is...

Crucial politics

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/14/identity-politics-right-left-trump-racismTime to talk about what unites us.

Why I’m leaving Facebook

https://qz.com/1342757/everything-bad-about-facebook-is-bad-for-the-same-reason/…Facebook didn’t intend for any of this to happen. It just wanted to connect people. But there is a thread running from Perkins’ death to religious violence in Myanmar and the...

Aziz and Consent

NSFW WARNING: There is no possible way to discuss the following without using adult language and talking about sex in graphic terms. Enjoy. It may be the curse of all aged human beings to watch the world they knew in their youth fade away as they begin to bemoan the...

The Culture of Fear

Author Barry Glassner tries to make the case in The Culture of Fear that Americans are afraid of the wrong things. Although I don’t think he hits all his points square on, he’s far more right than wrong. For the most part, Glassner correctly blames media...