Racism is a central problem for white America, but our focus on white bigotry may interfere with our ability to recognize and address potentially disastrous political failures.
A fat reduction in taxes is nice, unless you have to use that money fill the gaps in government services.
If you’ve been feeling helpless and frustrated, here’s a chance to channel those negative emotions into action that can make a difference.
Lots of things may happen over the coming months, but one thing seems increasingly likely. For the first time in our history a president will face criminal prosecution. We are a nation of laws, but there is no settled law governing the process about to unfold.
It’s dark and unpleasant, but the photo I found to headline the piece makes it all worthwhile.
Surely, at certain times and in certain places, racial superiority is all that matters to some people. But life is generally a lot more complicated than simple racial hatred. All people resent their own oppression, even when they are much “less oppressed” than other groups. Even if you finish last in the “Pain and Oppression Olympics,” you’re still in pain and oppressed.
A political orphan’s guide to current events.
Last year, on October 9th, the first post went live on Political Orphans. Attempting to port an entire web community from one platform to another was challenging, but we seem to have pulled it off. Thanks for your patience, participation and your remarkable contributions this year.
If you need sophisticated experts to sort out a base notion of reality, what happens to democracy?
We might come through this crisis a better country and better people.