We Are All Enemies of the State

We Are All Enemies of the State

:: What does it mean for a presidential administration to declare itself at “war” with the U.S. media, to declare the U.S. media an “opposition party” and then endorse fringe media that cater to its whims? I was getting my doctorate in rhetoric when George W....
Post-Election Thoughts, Finally

Post-Election Thoughts, Finally

:: No one should be surprised that the U.S. elected a racist, sexist, ableist, tax-evading, draft-dodging, racist, Islamophobic, sexist president. I’ve kept quiet on the election for about a week, mostly to give those who are far more eloquent than I am a chance...
Humanize the Police

Humanize the Police

:: We’ve turned the people who are supposed to keep us safe into weapons. I have no reason to fear the police. The modern police was created to keep people who look exactly like me safe from harm. I am a white woman. I am to be, as every male politician is...
Priorities

Priorities

:: I’m just wondering if there isn’t space in this world for more than irony. And cruelty. I traveled by train to Washington, D.C., mid-week this week for work. Union Station in D.C. is under construction, but it is still a beautiful building. On Thursday,...