Monthly Archive: July 2016

To Beat Trump, Stop Defending Hillary

This is not the election for youthful idealism, in which we get to choose from the forces of light against the forces of darkness. This is an election for cynical, hardened adults. 

The Prison of Political Fault Lines

This is an issue where almost everyone fundamentally agrees that we can’t have police using massive application of force against these tiny infractions. But the various solutions to this problem fall along political fault lines that we don’t dare cross.

Don’t Tell Me How to Grieve

The disdain for “thoughts and prayers” is a recent objection, and a particularly distressing one. It says, “You’re not grieving the right way. Stop being sad and be angry. You’re not angry enough. I’m better than you because I am angrier.”