Anarchist in Chief Trump threatens to to hold funds from unequal cities he calls ‘anarchist’

A leader who shows up to a problem with a blowtorch instead of water … I live in a New York City neighborhood that’s quiet to the point where I can hear different species of birds — not unless they’re drowned out by the occasional foghorn. Far from being the anarchist jurisdiction that President Donald […]

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Carry this thought with the George Floyd justice protests: income inequality is the highest in a half-century

The numbers suggest people demand change — regardless of what the stock market says. People need to connect relevant reasons to protest with their personal lives so they can hit the streets with conviction. In many cases, these reasons combine to drive even more energy into crowds. In the case of the George Floyd protests, […]

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They’re trying to downplay Ocasio-Cortez’ win this week — but we know better

While I thought the I’m-not-your-Liberal-donor-class flow of Congressperson-elect Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez was a refreshing breeze from the stale bullets spit by the ruling corporatist wing of the Party of No Guts, my crystal ball didn’t predict an Ocasio-Cortez primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional district. However, I saw the seams bursting […]

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Atlanta, inequality, Keisha Lance Bottoms and this strange fascination with an airport

Atlanta’s mayoral race is one of those stories I should have rapped about a long time ago. Just never got around to it. I couldn’t predict Keisha Lance Bottoms’ victory but I also didn’t think Vincent Fort — my choice — would be the next mayor. Most of the candidates appeared neither confident nor specific […]

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Rest in Love, Dick Gregory

I’m currently reflecting on the loss of Dick Gregory, who was 84. While much of the media will spend the day filling your ears with love-in stories about how much of a good comedian he was — a point I can definitely nod my head to — you likely won’t hear much about the context […]

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Sheriff Clarke for FBI Director?

While considering the backgrounds of possible replacements for FBI Director James Comey, who was just fired by President Donald Trump in one of the most embarrassing ways you can imagine, I realized that a few of you may not know the depth of evil attached to one of the dismal options Trump may consider: Milwaukee […]

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The Decision to Murder Jordan Edwards

  As the car carrying then-alive teenager Jordan Edwards departed a house party where everyone in the vehicle collectively felt was no longer safe to remain, Balch Springs, Texas police officer Roy Oliver’s calculations went from zero to I-need-to-kill-somebody within sub-seconds. Or perhaps Oliver was able to arrive at his deadly conclusion so quickly because he […]

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