Democracy after Trump

In 1951—  while in deep introspection to the grotesque horrors of the Holocaust — Theordor Adorno stated that “there can no longer be poetry after Auschwitz” Advertisements

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A Letter to America

4 July 2015 Dear America (circa 1786), Today is your 239th birthday and in all honesty, you don’t look a day over 10. Things here in 2015 for the most part look very similar to the nice bright-eyed childhood you remember. There are still some folks who are all up in arms over taxes being used […]

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The Long Con

I recently read an article about the how Virgin Atlantic is going to start offering unlimited vacations to their employees. Following the trend started by Netflix and many other high tech companies. This seems like a pretty good deal— on the surface. Advertisements

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Penis Envy & Capitalism

For some time now Erectile Dysfunction has become the butt of jokes in pop culture, and for many men between the ages of 40-65, quite an embarrassing problem.  The rise in this problem in the last couple decades could be the product of more reporting than prior, as now men may be at ease with […]

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Can Happy Movies Lead to Violence?

A lifetime ago or so I was a film student Advertisements

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Ferguson and the Modern American Slave

When you see the militant-like images of Ferguson Missouri and think to yourself that they could easily be images from a distant war— well, you are right, and to be blunt— welcome to modern America. Advertisements

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From a Human to a Human

Dear Rush Limbaugh, Advertisements

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America: the Passive Terrorist

Between 1939 and 1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt received stacks of letters from Jewish refugees pleading to open up the US border to Jews displaced by the rise of the Nazi party. The majority of these letters were rejected, as it was not US policy to accept refugee’s, especially after the economic collapse of the great […]

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