Category Archives: Politics

Bill Bradley during his playing days with the New York Knicks.

An Interview with Senator Bill Bradley

The former Senator, presidential candidate, and New York Knicks legend talks about books, music, and the problem with politics today. Continue reading

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The author, on Halloween. Trump Monster.

43 Things I’d Talk About If You Took Me Out Today For My 43rd Birthday

Today is my birthday. Here are some random thoughts, most of them not birthday related, which you should read because hey, it’s my birthday. Also: there are jokes. Continue reading

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What? Me worry?

Polarized: Climate Change “Debate” Exemplifies America’s Irreconcilable Political Differences

The Democrats want to discuss climate change. The Republicans, with few exceptions, refuse to even acknowledge that it exists. Continue reading

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Prisons In America: Incarceration as Political Philosophy

In the second installment of this 2-part series, Sean Beaudoin and Meg Worden discuss the prison system in America, looking at the Prison Industrial Complex as a highly intentional system of control, as well as a rarely-examined political philosophy. Continue reading

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Women walk along a corridor at the Los Angeles County women's jail in Lynwood, California April 26, 2013. The Second Chance Women's Re-entry Court is one of the first in the U.S. to focus on women, and offers a cost-saving alternative to prison for women who plead guilty to non-violent crimes and volunteer for treatment. Of the 297 women who have been through the court since 2007, 100 have graduated, and only 35 have been returned to state prison. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTXZ1G4

Prisons in America: One Woman’s Story

In this 2-part discussion, Sean Beaudoin and Meg Worden take an unsparing look at the American Incarceration Complex. Continue reading

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Dr. Ben Carson Isn’t God, He Just Plays One on TV

Forget the Holocaust, forget Dr. Ben Carson’s opinions on gun control: any physician who is willing to write a memoir called Gifted Hands and speak of himself performing “miracles” needs to be looked on as an out-of-touch megalomaniac. We in the medical field should have all seen this coming. Continue reading

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The grandson with Congressman and Civil Rights pioneer John Lewis at 2012 Democratic National Convention

Report from The Front: Berkeley, CA

From Emmett Till to Berkeley CA, Judy Juanita on how America’s most liberal city still channels racism. Continue reading

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Beneath the steely 2016 Hillary is 1993 Hillary. Set her free!

The Case for Hillary

Barack and Bernie, Biden and Benghazi, Warren and Whitewater…meh. Why every progressive American should be backing Hillary Rodham Clinton. Continue reading

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Meet the Presidential Candidates! (In Bad Haiku)

The men and women / Running for highest office / Warts, haiku, and all. Continue reading

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