Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: Part I

Despite such advancements as the particle collider and Lean Cuisines (not to mention Steak-umms), humanity, it seems, is not quite ready for Civilization. In fact, I am beginning to realize that Civilization is only now just being born. … Last summer, my young daughter and I sat on the steps of a local community pool, […]

OMG, Sarah Palin Stuck a Banana in Her — The Problem with Personality-Driven Politics

The human beings who designed our republic took great pains to ensure that our political processes be stripped of monarchical trappings. Yet 200-plus years into this democracy science fair experiment, our political system finds itself controlled by a narcissistic overlord: when it comes to politics in the United States of America, Personality is king. We […]

American Conservatives Are More Interested In Controversy Than Sane Policy

Kevin Williamson is a conservative correspondent for National Review noted for, frankly, making an ass of himself. Williamson was the writer who wrote a passage in a piece he wrote that described an African-American boy (who Williamson estimated to be about 9 years old) making the “gesture of primate territorial challenge.” He’s also against voting, […]

The Demilitarization Of Law Enforcement Is Something Both Sides Can Agree On

On May 27th of this year, a Tampa Bay SWAT team shot Jason Westcott to death inside of his home. Mr. Westcott was hit by two shotgun slugs and a pistol round in his bedroom, and later died at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The raid was prompted by information from a confidential informant who stated he […]

Social Mobility Is A Fairy Tale, And Conservatives Want To Keep It That Way

One of the interesting things about conservatives is that they often give lip service to sympathy for poor children in this country, but clearly have little to no sympathy for poor adults. Even when it’s not said out loud, I don’t think it’s terribly bold of me to claim that this sympathy differential is present. […]

I’m Sick of Republicans Lying About the Healthcare System that Saved My Life

“Government healthcare programs everywhere in the world do three things. They promise you the world. They say, oh we’re going to cover everything. Then what they do is they run out of money and they underpay hospitals, doctors, and guess what happens? They don’t want to take care of you. There’s fewer of them, just […]

Don’t Underestimate Republican Hatred

It’s been a rough go for the Republicans of late. They’ve seen their Benghazi scandal, so carefully cultivated, go up in smoke. A confirmed ringleader of the Benghazi attacks, Ahmed Abu Khattala, has been captured, and stated that the infamous video mocking Islam was his motivation. A major GOP talking point is dead, just like […]

On Obamacare, The GOP Cares About Winning – Not Americans

Brace yourself. I know this will come as a shock, but… Republicans really don’t like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it has come to be more commonly known. I know, unthinkable, right? I’m sure they have their reasons. Maybe it’s because they don’t like the President taking their old ideas […]

An(other) Open Letter to Conservatives

Dear Conservatives. Hey, how you guys doing? Erin Nanasi here – liberal, wife, mom, writer, cat lover, satirist. The reason I’m writing you today is to share a few observations, and hopefully enlighten at least a few of you to what’s really going on in the conservative party. Now I realize you’d rather drink battery […]

Conservatives Ignore Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada, Too

Canada, in many ways, is a much finer country than the US. After all, there is universal healthcare; Fox News doesn’t really exist there and thus doesn’t dominate political discussion; the NRA isn’t a thing; and people are fairly nice. Alas, there are areas where both countries act nasty. The treatment of indigenous populations is […]