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'This Is a Thunderbolt of Resistance’
C hristine Pellegrino did not just declare victory after a remarkable special-election win that saw her flip a historically Republican New York state Assembly seat to the Democratic column on Tuesday. The elementary school teacher turned candidate announced that Long Island was sending a message...
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Single Payer in California? Can We Afford it? Can We Afford Not to?
Yesterday the California State Senate Appropriations Committee released their fiscal analysis of SB562 sponsored by Senators Lara and Atkins. Opponents immediately screamed that #SB562 would cost $400 billion per year, more than three times California’s $124 Billion general fund budget for next...
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We — or Him?
When President Donald Trump last week began a tweet with “we” and then deleted it , Trumpwatchers on Twitter seized on the opportunity to turn it back on him. According to The Hill , a onetime aide to Hillary Clinton used the tweet to start the #We hashtag, encouraging others to “tell Trump how you...
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They Say There's Never Been Anything Like It Ever Before: Dumpster Fire In Israel Promotes the Possibility of Lasting Peach
Protesting Trump in Israel. Photo by Oded Balilty/AP Oh, the ruinous phantasmagoria of our moron set loose in the world as a faux-statesman. In two short days, Drumpf careened from a cringeworthy, typo-filled White House statement setting out his goals in the Middle East - “ Promote the possibility...
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KKK Is Okay By Us
All photos by Liz Gorman, courtesy of Bell Visuals New guerrilla art made a dazzling, albeit brief, appearance this weekend when artist and activist Robin Bell lit up the front of the Department of Justice and FBI buildings in D.C. with light projections calling out AG and good-ole-white-boy Jeff...
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This Is American Justice: On Betty Shelby and Malcolm X
The Crutcher family. Photo by Sue Ogrocki/AP Malcolm X would have turned 92 Friday, just two days after white Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer Betty Shelby was acquitted of first-degree manslaughter in last year's shooting death of unarmed, compliant, hands-in-the-air "bad dude" - aka black man -...
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The Light That 'Never Was On Land or Sea'
POTTSTOWN, Pennsylvania—We are about a third of the way through the hundred-mile March on Harrisburg , a non-partisan pro-democracy Pennsylvania-based volunteer mobilization fighting for three bills already introduced in the state legislature. They span the gamut from gerrymandering reform to a...
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Hyperbole Is Dead
Whoah. It's nigh-on-impossible to keep up with the latest mind-blowing twists in the Comey Paper Trail/ Russia Intel Giveaway/ More Nixonian Than Nixon/ Tangerine Nightmare Circus saga, or even to process the surreal state of the faltering Republic. For now, Maine's Sen. Angus King is talking...
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America Needs a New Poor People’s Campaign
In a spectacle of religious hypocrisy last week, preachers who say so much about what God says so little — and so little about what God says so much — stood in the Rose Garden as a backdrop for President Donald Trump’s executive order on “religious liberty.” As they celebrated this administration’s...
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Forget Trump's "Law and Order," Agenda Offers Solutions for Making Policing Safe—and Fair
As President Donald Trump was vowing to "restore law and order," long understood to mean heightened police activity and mass incarceration, advocates of criminal justice reform on Monday published an alternative blueprint that would reduce crime and protect police—all while upholding individual...
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