“Mr. Trump, you have the power to start to heal our divides. Denounce the actions of your supporters who see your election as a license to hate.” – George Takei “I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, because I’m going to bring this country together.” – Donald Trump I need some cathartic bloodletting, I […]Read more "Fuck Trump"
Trigger warning: The KKK just endorsed Trump. I’m posting their endorsement for people to read, because I think it is important to understand why there is such a proliferation of hate groups endorsing him. TLDR is that hearkening back to the time when America was “great” increases his support among those groups who wax nostalgic […]Read more "Trigger warning: KKK’s endorsement of Trump"
Likely, most of the people reading this are doing so after listening to a discussion between myself and Greg Hawkins. That discussion was the longest I have ever had between myself and someone who disagrees with my political positions, overall I think it was very productive, but I do think there were some things I […]Read more "An addendum to a discussion"
This post is in response to claims that Hillary Clinton helped mastermind a military coup in Honduras, a claim that relies on dubious interpretations of government documents and official accounts. (1) First I will address the claim that Clinton was the mastermind behind the military coup and that the United States supported it, then I […]Read more "No, Hillary Clinton did not mastermind a Honduran Coup d’etat"
I write this on a day when our LGBT (and other) brothers and sisters are in pain. As a part of that community, I am heartbroken over the news in Orlando. On top of tragedy is also insult, gay and bisexual male spouses of shooting victims cannot even donate blood to help. Gay and bisexual […]Read more "It’s up to straight people to give blood."
In the coming weeks I am going to be breaking down Donald Trump’s campaign platform. I want to first tackle his idea of building a border wall because of it’s centrality to his campaign. “I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. […]Read more "Breaking down Donald Trump’s platform (part 1: the Wall)"
I’ve become very frustrated by the opposition to bathroom rights for transgender people. It seems so obvious to me in interacting with friends and acquaintances who are transgender that having access to proper facilities is important for both their personal safety and comfort. I am especially frustrated because the current debate excludes trans voices (and since […]Read more "A short note on transgender bathroom rights"