“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…
In many ways, kindred spirits: both have a flair for self-promotion that would put P. T. Barnum to shame, and both have the habit of making outrageous statements that delight their supporters and horrify everyone else.
Recently that orange media-circus Donald Trump was used as a propaganda piece in an Al-Shabaab recruitment video, and as is protocol with anything Trump, this was all the left-wing media needed to…
Just a few days ago, CitiGroup released a new report that reads like an alarm klaxton sounding the end of the current geopolitical world order, with nothing but chaos to follow.
let’s all take a moment to mourn Martin O’Malley. The poor guy only managed to gain entry into this one because NBC rounded up his poll numbers, which are all below five percent.
As the magical folk slowly awaken to political and social importance they will be assailed by an interesting opinion: that everything they believe and stand for in regards to their spirituality or practice is a lie.
Satan, Totalitarianism in America, and how a Bushwick Art Gallery got Banned from Facebook.
I’m at something of a loss to describe the 6th Republican debate held in North Charleston, SC.
Planned Parenthood on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against the people behind the ongoing, widely discredited video smear campaign that they say has “created a poisonous environment that fuels political attacks on access to reproductive health care and feeds threats against our health centers.
If Donald Trump doesn’t make it all the way through the ridiculously long American election path to the White House, what on earth are politics journalists going to write about? Here’s the…
Global outcry over academic freedom and human rights has erupted following news on Friday that the Turkish government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has arrested at least 18 academics and scholars for…
Relentless Rain We recently experienced the wettest December on record in Lancashire. Across the north of England, Scotland and Wales rivers burst their banks and many areas suffered devastating floods. (This post…