The Times We Live In

We live in dangerous times. We live in a era where divisiveness rules.  Our differences deliberately amplified, our similarities ignored.  "We" cannot be like "them" - even when "we" are actually more like "them" than not.  We are taught to hate those who don't look/act/think as we do, and that hate is OK. We live … Continue reading The Times We Live In

And you’re OK with it.

I've about had it.  I've had enough of the faux outrage, the selective offense, the one-sided media attention.  Name your subject, and I'll guarantee there are important, even critical facts that are being white-washed, swept under the rug, or just completely ignored.  And you're OK with it. Immigration.  Yes, the conditions in those camps are … Continue reading And you’re OK with it.

Smollett and the Power of Privilege

"Privilege" in society comes in many forms.  "Privilege" is when special accommodations are made for someone due to some specific factor, an assumption of entitlement - it's not an easy definition to spell out, actually, because there's rarely anything overt about it, the privilege is assumed because of (insert factor here). Mind you, "Privilege" is … Continue reading Smollett and the Power of Privilege

Single-Payer Health Insurance

I'm home sick from work, and just had a WTF moment.  I read an interview with this self-proclaimed "tax guy" who's figured out how to pay for single-payer healthcare.  Which isn't healthcare, but I'll let that slide for the moment. While he's got some tax-reform ideas that are worthy of consideration, he otherwise doesn't have … Continue reading Single-Payer Health Insurance