#HeartBERN / #BERNtheRave, or How to Put Bernie in the White House via the Dance Floor

Bernie Sanders cannot win in South Carolina—or most other states—without your help.  There’s no shame in that, by the way.  Because the Sanders Revolution proudly refuses Wall $treet’s bankroll.  It instead thrives on the efforts of the Common Person.  You. Welcome to the Compassionate Political Revolution!  There is no closed-circuit TV overflow room.  You are the […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: The Nazi Swastika Armband, Largemouth Bass Confederate Flag, Christian Crucifixion Electric Chair Unplugged Special Edition

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! Hallelujah! Glory be! Can you believe we sold 30,000 Confederate Flag leather Bible covers from the Cubic Zirconium Cathedral Ministries online bookstore this past week? Now I can finally make the down payment on that Hawker 800/800XP twin-engine jet I’ve— STOP! … Sorry, it’s your author Arik Bjorn here. I hate […]

11 Rules for New Anti-Racist Allies

Following in the wake of news of the tragic deaths of a rash of young black lives under the police and then the release of those police from any sense of accountability, the conscience of a nation is starting to arise. Many new people are joining anti-racist marches, are sharing tweets and Facebook posts about […]

We Should Put Trigger Warnings on Conservatives

Trigger warnings for conservative points against the use of trigger warning (and discussion of reasons why people have triggers). The folks at National Review  haven’t been on their game since their founder, the cranky dictionary known as William Buckley, died. On the Fox News scale of Reactionary Conservatism, they rate a seven to American Thinker‘s […]

How to Be a More Active Progressive in Six Easy Steps

The Pitcairn Islands must be a wonderful place to be a political activist. If you are a Pitcairn Islander, you are one of fewer than 70 citizens, the least populous nation on earth. (I realize the Pitcairn Islands is technically a British Territory, but work with me. It’s small—dwarfed even by the population of Vatican […]

Forward on the Long Arc of the Moral Universe

The arc of the Moral Universe is long, but it bends toward justice. – Martin Luther King, Jr. “Our God Is Marching On“ Last week was, to be blunt, a mixed bag full of both gooey goodies and rusty nails. There was the great news of the forward movement towards marriage equality signified by the […]