Russell Brand Isn’t An Activist, He’s An Embarrassment

Russell Brand is what I call a “celebrity activist” – someone who has oodles and oodles of money and suddenly decides that they’ve achieved enlightenment, and that suddenly qualifies them to tell everyone else how to live their lives. Achieving this level of “enlightenment” also apparently qualifies people like Russell Brand to be a raging […]

Bill Maher Absolutely Nails Why Voting Matters (VIDEO)

You aren’t normally going to find me singing the praises of Bill Maher, but he absolutely nailed it last night when discussing why voting matters. Yes, you heard that right, that’s me praising Bill Maher and using a click bait headline to describe what happened – because I believe in giving credit when it’s due, […]

Why The Left Needs To Reject Russell Brand

Whenever I open Facebook and start scrolling through my feed, I almost inevitably see some link shared that is about Russell Brand. From what I am able to see, he’s become a darling of some factions of what is left of the Occupy movement, as well as some libertarian types. Quite honestly, I don’t see the […]

How to Be a More Active Progressive in Seven Easy Steps

a re-reissuance Something is wrong in the United States.  Really wrong. So wrong that a woman who was very near to becoming the Vice President thinks that the First Family lives at the Willard Hotel. (Nice place, by the way—stayed there once myself. Even the storage closet starts at $250 a night. But it ain’t […]

How to Be a More Active Progressive in Seven Easy Steps

a reissuance Something is wrong in the United States.  Really wrong. So wrong that our state legislators know less about epidemiology than my five-year-old daughter. So bad that a (thankfully) former North Carolina GOP executive committee member just proudly spewed racism on national television—on top of admitting that his state’s recent voting suppression laws were […]