Trump’s Con Artistry Masks the Real Threat

Trump’s presidency will undoubtedly deal devastating blows to the viability of the United States as a modern, healthy, secular democracy, but he is merely the symptom. The near metastatic threat to our future as a nation is not in the Oval Office, it’s in the pulpits of the fundamentalist mega-churches. Continue reading

Trump is My President Too

Understanding that Donald Trump is President is not about supporting his platform or honoring the ridiculous, divisive, and embarrassing things he says. It is about comprehending the power we have ceded to him, so that we can establish realistic strategies to mitigate his influence. We cannot formulate a cure unless we accurately diagnose the disease. Continue reading

Rearguard Strategy for Progressives

Fringe-right theocrats and plutocrats have outmaneuvered us time and again, and we are now fighting a rearguard action to preserve what we can until we are able to fight back. Now is the time to build coalitions and shore up alliances. Now is the to strengthen our weaker comrades, not push them from the fold for their lack of ideological purity Continue reading