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Race

It’s always been hard for me to tell the difference between denial and what used to be known as hope.    – Michael Chabon, The Wonder Boys     I’ve written several shitty first drafts on the subject of race and … Continue reading

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Independence Blues

Every American politician at the national level has to swear to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States from both foreign and domestic threats. Unfortunately, they don’t have to read it.  Or understand it.  Or even, you know, … Continue reading

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Bloodsucker

For almost three years now, we’ve called the 8th District of Missouri home. It’s a big district, land wise. Home to 749,444 people (2010 census), of which 92.36% are white. It’s the poorest district in the state. Median income is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Standing Rock

At this moment, it appears that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies have won. I have admired their campaign. They framed their message and kept it simple. They used social media brilliantly. By remaining peaceful, they performed sort … Continue reading

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Pretzel Logic

Since I’ve puked out the democratic party, I’ve been mulling over my options.  Something inside of me kind of insists on staying aware and participating in our government.  But there aren’t too many places that welcome critical thinkers. My batshit … Continue reading

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