Category: Political Philosophy

"The people of the United States are unaware of the choice we face": A letter from Obama on Trump's Inauguration Day

"The people of the United States are unaware of the choice we face": A letter from Obama on Trump's Inauguration Day
Barack Obama, President of The United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington D.C. 20500 Donald, As I leave this office, I am filled with conflicting emotion. When I first sat in this desk eight years ago, I was considered an underdog, an untouchable. More than 150 years after the end of The Civil War,... Read more »

Monica Crowley's plagiarism scandals and the importance of intellectual honesty

Monica Crowley's plagiarism scandals and the importance of intellectual honesty
“A beast is always going to enjoy the feast in a land full of sheeps and wolves doing the hard work the least.” ― Anuj Somany I remember, in vivid colors, the impression of seriousness my teachers imparted on me regarding plagiarism. From an early age, I was taught that to steal, whether it be... Read more »

#NotAnotherC(abrini)G(reen) is our Chicagoan plea to make Donald Trump's America racism-free!

#NotAnotherC(abrini)G(reen) is our Chicagoan plea to make Donald Trump's America racism-free!
When it comes to hiding our past transgressions, Chicago is up there with Where’s Waldo?. Our fair city has more body mounds than Arlington and more skeletons in her closet than Vincent Price. The Cabrini-Green Homes was the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA) attempt to corral nearly 15,000 poor minority citizens into 3,607 cramped apartment buildings. It subsequently... Read more »
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My One Plea for All Rational People on the Morning of the 2016 Presidential Election

My One Plea for All Rational People on the Morning of the 2016 Presidential Election
Though it soothes my heart to know that this is one of the last things I will write about this tempestuous election cycle, it is also the one that is written on the edge of the proverbial cliff. For months upon months, we’ve been subjected to a candidate who violates individual rights, treats human beings... Read more »

How I was raised to be a decent human being (or "F**k you, Donald Trump!")

How I was raised to be a decent human being (or "F**k you, Donald Trump!")
Unless you’ve been living under a particularly resilient and well-insulated rock for the past few days, you will undoubtedly have been following Donald Trump’s further descent into the cesspool of his own creation. I won’t bore you by going over the details that you’ve been bombarded with ad nauseam, but I’ll summarize the key points.... Read more »

Prelude to a Debate: Clinton’s new ad highlights Trump’s blatant misogyny

Prelude to a Debate: Clinton’s new ad highlights Trump’s blatant misogyny
Usually political ads are the same shit tied up with a different bow. One candidate attacks another, usually about something financial or moral, and hammers on it until you start to feel for the poor sucker who’s getting ripped a new one. As I watched Hillary Clinton’s new ad highlighting Mr. Trump’s entangled relationship with... Read more »
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Would everyone please stop kvetching about Hillary Clinton's "health problems"?

Would everyone please stop kvetching about Hillary Clinton's "health problems"?
Someone call Dr. Bombay, because I’m sick and tired of this being an issue! After a coughing spell last week, Rudy Giuliani and a small, but vocal, group of republicans, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health has been pushed to the forefront of commentary regarding the pending election. During a rally on September 5th, Clinton started... Read more »

"All he does is yell, yell, yell!": The Case of Dr. Seuss vs. Donald Trump

"All he does is yell, yell, yell!": The Case of Dr. Seuss vs. Donald Trump
As I was browsing through the stacks in Barnes & Noble, an intermission from my main mission of purchasing Stephen King’s new masterpiece, I happened upon a book entitled Seuss-isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out…and Those Already on Their Way. It is a short “self-help” book on how to deal with... Read more »

Four Presidents and a Baby: Carter, Clinton, and The two Bushes disapprove of a possible Trump presidency

Four Presidents and a Baby: Carter, Clinton, and The two Bushes disapprove of a possible Trump presidency
“Don’t stop thinkin’ about tomorrow, Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here It’ll be here better than before Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone!” – Fleetwood Mac, “Don’t Stop” According to former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, a possible Trump presidency is not their idea of a better tomorrow. All four... Read more »
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"Hell no, we won't go!": Wealthiest Republican donors refuse to add to Trump campaign's coffers

"Hell no, we won't go!": Wealthiest Republican donors refuse to add to Trump campaign's coffers
“Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around, encouraging young things to grow.” – Dolly Levi, from Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly. According to about fifty of the wealthiest Republican campaign donators, Donald Trump is not a person they want to entrust their manure in. According to The... Read more »