Trump

Jan
10
Making Sense of the Attack on the Capitol

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.
9 min read
Nov
28
No, Trump Does Not Represent Half the Country

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…
3 min read
Oct
05
What If Trump Refuses to Give Up the Presidency?

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.
5 min read
Apr
25
We Need to Talk About Reactionary Centrists

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
14 min read
Mar
09
Taking Sides Is Good

Taking Sides Is Good

Challenging Amy Chua’s warnings about tribalism
15 min read
Nov
15
Want to Argue with Your Conservative Relatives at Thanksgiving? Don’t. Organize Instead.

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…
6 min read
Sep
20
What The Viral Now This Video About Black Lives Matter at the Trump Rally Actually Looked Like on…

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…
5 min read
Sep
15
The Ultimate Protest Go Bag

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…
5 min read
Aug
25
Is it Okay to Politicize a Hurricane? My Exclusive Interview with Hurricane Harvey

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…
2 min read
Aug
23
How to Have a Real Political Argument, 2017 Edition

How to Have a Real Political Argument, 2017 Edition

We need to stop having surface-level conversations about politics.
7 min read