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7.345 million teachable moments

I just counted the amount of time between this past election day (9th November, 2016) and when the Electoral College votes in 2020. All told, there are 1501 days separating them, and as each one has 24 hours, with 60 … Continue reading

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What if we’re all not as bad… as that?

An interesting thing happened to my perspective, over the past couple of weeks. After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, wreathing myself in the virtual equivalent of sackcloth (Facebook posts) and ashes (Tweets), I’ve slowed down and started paying attention to … Continue reading

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Why so quick to sink the ship of “identity politics”?

This stream of thought occurred to me this morning, after I read a few pieces heralding the imminent demise of “identity politics” — you know, the political orientation that acknowledges the diversity of our society and addresses the individual needs … Continue reading

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Sharing: Vengeance Is Mine | from Jacobin

Fantastic writing… Watching the results on Election Night was like what I’d imagine living in an eighties teen horror movie would be like — the summer camp air curdling into one of vague suspicion, as a strange dawning sensation of … Continue reading

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When the irrefutable evidence gets splattered all over your favorite shoes

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my initial reaction after the election — the morning after that too-late Tuesday night, when I’d gone to bed exhausted, my nerves worn to a thin fray. I woke up thinking, “Oh, … Continue reading

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Sharing from Sarah Kendzior: We’re heading into dark times. This is how to be your own light in the Age of Trump

My fellow Americans, I have a favor to ask you. Today is November 18, 2016. I want you to write about who you are, what you have experienced, and what you have endured. Write down what you value; what standards … Continue reading

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You say you want a revolution? Think about your long game

I’m working my way through posting excerpts of Strange Bedfellows on this site. The book seems even more apropos now, than ever before, so I’m working my way through it. I hope people will come to understand the underlying message … Continue reading

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And how did we get here? Part 2

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Congratulations, America — this week you got exactly what you asked for

I guess it’s time for me to talk about the election. Because… well… it’s the thing to do, this week. I actually got a full 8 hours of sleep last night. The insomnia seems to have abated. For now. Who’s … Continue reading

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Change for Good – Beyond the four-year altar-call

Every four years, we’re treated to talk about change during the presidential elections. Everybody makes the case about why change is either needed, or not. And everybody has plenty to say about the new policies everyone else is proposing. Who doesn’t want … Continue reading

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