I really, really, really didn’t want to talk about Donald Trump. I was going to write about the Houston debate, which was one hell of an ugly scene in which moderators begged the candidates in vain for some kind of order and sanity
Right now in the United States, Super Tuesday is just a couple of days away. It’s pretty amazing that I know that. I have never paid such close attention to American politics before.
(Originally Published by Gods & Radicals) A few years ago, I lived next to a small bit of forest. The place became my grove, my hiding place from the world, a place…
Donald Trump’s run for the presidency is a beta test to see if the business world can downsize the political industrial complex by eliminating political positions that are bad investments…
To Trump and his supporters, the problem is the people who cross the U.S.-Mexico border without papers. The solution is a wall. The end result, they say, will be more jobs for Americans.
While Americans remain glued to the TV as if watching the second-coming of Jim Jones, the rest of the planet is gearing up for WW3.
First, a lot happened for the Democrats after the previous debate. Bernie Sanders was always expected to win in New Hampshire, but few foresaw Hillary Clinton suffering what NPR called a “blowout loss”.
Hawaiian artist Makana released an unofficial anthem for Bernie Sanders this week that has taken the internet by storm.
The ink had barely dried on the Munich ceasefire agreement announced on February 11 by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry when only a few days later Syrians and others were casting doubt that it could mitigate the fighting and suffering that Syria has endured for five years.
Pope Francis visited Mexico this week, saying a mass at the border and calling for empathy and mercy for all immigrants fleeing violence and poverty.
I receive messages from the Gods but I don’t think I’m particularly special in this; the Gods Who wish to talk to people do so to many people frequently.
“Chutzpah” is making headlines again. This time it’s not because someone mispronounced it (as former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann did a few years ago); it’s because Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called it a “New York term.”
On one of the last nights of a four-month exile in the spirit-drenched marshlands of Eugene, Oregon, Alley Valkyrie and I sat under a sky full of stars, sitting across from each other around a fire, sipping thick hot cocoa and talking about the state of the world.
No one else at my small-town-South, church-affiliated college was openly trans. I wasn’t just socially stigmatized – I lacked spiritual tools with which to understand my alienation.
2016 NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY: Superdele-what? Relax, The Bad News for Bernie Might Not Be So Bad After All
Making the rounds today is the revelation that, due to pledged Superdelegates in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton will come away from her big loss in the New Hampshire primary with just as many delegates as Bernie Sanders.
Maybe it wasn’t such a great idea for Hillary Clinton to invite Madeleine Albright to campaign for her in New Hampshire.
If you’re anything like me — and I sincerely hope you’re not because people like me collect strains of HPV from European tourists in Tokyo’s red-light district about as frequently as Holly…
Iowa achieves the highest corn yields in the world and, following the passage of an energy law in 2005, quickly became the center of a multi-billion dollar industry.
How did all these oddballs become so popular? What happened? Where exactly did the Kool-Aid come from? Everything from flat earth theory to national socialism has found its way into a fairly mainstream discourse.
Many of the same media outlets and overall corporate forces that denounced Eugene McCarthy in 1968, George McGovern in 1972 and Jesse Jackson in 1988 are gunning for Bernie Sanders in 2016.
After the opening statements, Ben Carson confidently stated that his complete lack of political experience was an asset, and that no one would ever hear polished political talk come out of his mouth.
It’s looking to be a perfect, sunny day. The birds will be chirping and the sky is forecast for blue. I have my health and a means to pay rent. Yes. I could not be more graced. It is truly a wonderful year to be alive!
The Flint water crisis is a disaster on all levels, and many factors are to blame—austerity measures imposed by emergency management, the Snyder administration’s gross mismanagement, EPA’s failure to step in. It…
The politics of fear has consumed the world. Fear of terrorism and fear of refugees, which have grown alongside ongoing global conflicts, fueled many of the biggest human rights developments—and failings—worldwide in…
On 27th January 2015 the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, signed an order that increased the data collected by the police’s network of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in the capital…