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The "American Political Process" on January 6th & Beyond

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Washington Journal spent much of the program focused on police reform efforts, including the proposed elimination of qualified immunity--the doctrine that many view as a police officer's license t…

Vintage Beers Don't Pay the Bills

Recently, in response to the poor job numbers from April and the slight rise in unemployment, the narrative in corporate media, including Morning Joe , has been exactly what the GOP wants to hear: that the stimulus checks of a me…

The Flaw in Social Media Outrage

Social media has a lot of purposes, but it also has a lot of downsides, not the least of which is its propensity to spark outrage. But social media outrage is a lot different than the traditional kind. Just like sarcasm can be ha…

The Myths Surrounding Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Recently during Black History Month in February, C-Span 3's American History TV aired a history lecture from Wellesley College Professor Brenna Greer. Professor Greer, an African American woman, aimed to deconstruct the myth…

An Open Post to MacKenzie Scott, Philanthropist & Ex of Jeff Bezos: You Should Lobby Congress

The NY Times published an article a few days ago about the remarriage of MacKenzie Scott , the ex-wife of Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos. She's reportedly worth over $53 billion, which I assume is solely from the 4% of Amazon s…

500,000 is Small to Some

As America hit a tragic milestone yesterday with the announcement that over 500,000 Americans have died from COVID since the pandemic hit in the late winter of 2020, some citizens think it's not a problem that should result i…

C-Span Should Bring Back Steve Scully

It's been several months since the so-called "scandal" involving longtime C-Span host Steve Scully on Twitter, and the network has still not ended his indefinite suspension. You might remember that leadin…