Ira Allen

Ira Allen

Ira Allen is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies at Northern Arizona University.

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A protestor interrupts Democratic presidential candidate, former vice President Joe Biden during a town hall on November 21, 2019 in Greenwood, South Carolina. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Voting for Biden Without Lying to Yourself
That’s the first lie. That you have to vote , I mean. That if you don’t vote you don’t have a right to complain or you’re personally deeply responsible for the evil person getting elected or whatever. It’s just not true. It would sort of be true IF an election came down to one single vote’s...
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Playing it "safe" is losing, and not just because centrism is (witness the centrist Obama years’ radical erosion of Democrats’ ability to participate in governance) far from being a safe bet in the first place. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
On Detrumpification: An Urgently Necessary Process After Trumpism
Let’s think positive. I want to think good thoughts about the future. Say, then, that the ideological purists of the centrist death cult lose the Democratic primary. A progressive presidential candidate and bold agenda draw millions of first-time and lapsed voters to the polls (this post isn’t...
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