Donald J. Trump was the final cause of the attempted coup at the Capitol Building, but make no mistake: he is not the root cause of the insurrection. The domestic terrorists that invaded were not made today, they did not spring up in the last two months since November 3, 2020, they didn’t get emboldened […]

293 days. That’s how long Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court, put forth by Barack Obama after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, sat in the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2016 without a single hearing. 293 days. The justification put forth by the 11 Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate […]

I’m not voting for me. To be honest, my day to day life didn’t change one iota on January 20, 2017, and probably won’t change one iota on January 20, 2021. But many lives have changed since 2017, and many, many more will change in 2021. I’m white. The privilege I receive every day, and […]

Impossible: (adjective) unable to be done, performed or effected. Absolution: (noun) a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations or penalties. 1 George Floyd’s death, and the subsequent quelling of non-violent protests, are only the latest in the shameful spectacle that American police forces have become. How can there be absolution for us […]

A couple weeks ago on a Sunday morning, I was out on a solo bike ride. I rode by several churches of varying denominations with parishioners beginning to fill the parking lots and walking into the places of worship. Most were what I would consider ‘normal’ sized churches, but there were a couple that probably […]

I get wound up over a lot of social and political issues. I hate that we seem to be making it harder for people to express their voices through voting. I hate that there are people in office who deny climate change is happening, or that it is happening at least partially due to human […]

As I was mindlessly scrolling through Twitter a few minutes ago, I ran across a thread by Michael Li (@mcpli if you’re so inclined) where he was talking about his very early thoughts on 2020. He made a few points I think are very important as We – capitalization intended – make some attempt to […]

Dear Texas Voters, As the 2018 midterm elections draws closer, we have many choices to make at the voting box. Local offices matter. State offices matter. But nowhere is the choice more stark than for the Senate seat being contested by Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz. I am not undecided. I am voting for Beto. […]

I can no longer abide supporters of Donald Trump. I may be accused of being part of the problem, or contributing to our fractured political discourse, but I have to follow my beliefs and my sense of morality. If you defend Trump’s constant stream of blatant lies by first bringing up Bill’s blow job, or […]

Think back to when you were young. If you stayed overnight at a friend’s house, were you supposed to check in at some point? If either of your parents did some traveling for work, how often did mom/dad call while they were out of town? The first long distance school trip you took…were you supposed […]

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