In 2015, America was the ninth richest country in the world (by GDP PPP) and the fourteenth in average ranking of its educational system. By comparison, Canada, a very similar nation culturally, was the fifteenth richest country in the world and seventh in its educational system.

In the 2013 Nova documentary Rise of the Hackers, funded by the fracking Billionaires, Republican Party owners, and all around rapers and pillagers of the Conscious Earth (meaning the planet is sentient or alive) Charles and David Koch,…

As someone who has researched and taught about sex work and human trafficking for more than two decades, I know that for some individuals, no amount of evidence or logic will change their opinion that sex work is intrinsically wrong.

The definition of modern racism is at best situational and volatile. At worst it’s like some kind of vague mist that you can’t really grab, but often find yourself enveloped in, lost, not sure how you got there, but your friends have long bailed out and you are on your own.

Originally called Decoration Day, it was an occasion for people to go to cemeteries and decorate the graves of those who fought and died for the North in the Civil War to preserve the Union.

Perhaps as good a sign as any that marijuana is pretty much as mainstream as tobacco is that hardly anyone in the US thinks about 4/20 as “International Lighting Up Time” anymore….