Are we safe in the United States?
Depending on your gender, class, skin color, nationality, or belief system, the answer to that question wavers from an uncomfortable reality of perpetual danger to an alarmingly ambiguous one.
This safety, of course, in part hinges on the safety of a common institution: our democracy.
What is the greatest threat to our democracy? As a leftist who identifies as a social democrat, alongside economic strife caused by neoliberalism and climate change, we have to reckon with domestic terrorism and its parent, white supremacy.
Donald Trump & his Supreme Court
Last month, on the same day Donald Trump picked his nomination to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he doubled down his refusal to leave the White House if he were to lose the election.
“We are going to have to see what happens,” Trump said. “Get rid of the ballots and…there won’t be a transfer, frankly.”
Though it may sound like bravado (it is), the President is serious. He won’t leave. He won’t relinquish the Presidency (the crown?). If he did, he would surrender his power. But he can’t because it’s all about Power.
Why We Must Call Her by Her True Name
As American liberals await the remaining Senate Republican announcements on whether or not they will bless the Supreme Court nomination process, everyone to the left of center needs to sit back and think for a moment about these Republicans; who they truthfully are, by name, by definition.
That is if we want to know the reasons behind their decisions.
For example, who, exactly, is Senator Mitt Romney, beyond the putative final holdout candidate that just this morning, on September 22, 2020, blessed Mitch McConnell with an all but guaranteed 51-vote majority…
The Democrats Must Adopt a Tooth & Nail Approach to Save RBG’s Legacy
The bare-knuckle brawl over the next Supreme Court justice was set to begin at the announcement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing on Friday, the 18th of September, 2020.
After years of it being political discussion, the reality of replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg began with Mitch McConnell’s swaggered declaration minutes after the announcement of her death.
It’s absolutely the woe of RBG’s passing, of seeing a giant move on from us, but it’s also McConnell’s role in how this battle will play out, that already has everyone’s blood…
Kyle Rittenhouse’s Apologists are Defending Terrorism
Last week, avowed Trump supporter and #bluelivesmatter advocate, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, traveled across state lines, grabbed a buddy’s AR-15, and thrust himself into the chaos of the Kenosha marches. Within hours while patrolling the streets, he murdered two people.
The image of a young white man with conservative views wielding a gun in our neighborhoods is synonymous with the domestic terrorism we’ve experienced in our shopping malls, places of worship, on our college campuses, and in our elementary, middle- and high-schools. …
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