Making Sense of the Attack on the Capitol
This is a loose transcript of the Close Read podcast for 1/9/20. I’ll be cross-posting these to Medium with more frequency.
No, Trump Does Not Represent Half the Country
Despite losing a major presidential election, conservatives are urging liberals to earnestly listen to “half the country” that voted for…
What If Trump Refuses to Give Up the Presidency?
Mass protests may be the only way to force him out. If Donald Trump refuses to step down after being impeached and convicted, or losing an election, mass protests may be the only way to end his presidency.
We Need to Talk About Reactionary Centrists
Sympathizing with the right while punching left is not the neutral position pundits seem to think it is
Taking Sides Is Good
Challenging Amy Chua’s warnings about tribalism
Want to Argue with Your Conservative Relatives at Thanksgiving? Don’t. Organize Instead.
Every year, Washington churns out various advice columns for liberals on how to talk to their conservative relatives at Thanksgiving. Then…
What The Viral Now This Video About Black Lives Matter at the Trump Rally Actually Looked Like on…
This past Saturday, downtown DC and the National Mall were pretty active. We had an anti-white-supremacy rally hosted by folks who walked…
The Ultimate Protest Go Bag
Living and working in DC, you wind up seeing and going to a lot of protests, rallies and similar public events. Here’s a list of stuff to…
Is it Okay to Politicize a Hurricane? My Exclusive Interview with Hurricane Harvey
A lot of people are wondering if it’s okay to “politicize” hurricanes. I was able to reach Hurricane Harvey via telephone to get his…
How to Have a Real Political Argument, 2017 Edition
We need to stop having surface-level conversations about politics.