Category Archives: Rants

We are the shithole nation

In the words of the Atlantic’s Annie Lowrey, “Ending the pandemic would have been the single best thing the federal government could have done to preserve the country‚Äôs wealth, health, and economic functioning. The Trump administration, in its hubris, obstinacy, and incompetence, failed to do it.” Donald Trump not only failed to end the pandemic, […]

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Buy your own Donald Trump death mask

Today, in a clear violation of campaign finance law, Brad Parscale, the director of Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, tweeted from inside the White House that Trump-branded COVID-19 face masks were soon to be available for purchase. I had other things that I wanted to write about tonight, but it seemed worth noting that the […]

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Trump nearly doubling his death toll estimate, continues to urge states to reopen despite official White House guidelines

On Fox News yesterday, Donald Trump, after making the ridiculous case that he’s been “treated worse” than Abraham Lincoln, said that, in his opinion, it is now safe to re-open society. He then went on to say that, by the time all of this is over, the COVID-19 death toll in the United States could […]

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The creation of a global movement for preserving life on earth… right here, right now

In a perfect word, people would do the right thing just because it was the right thing. They would give money to the people of Bangladesh without George Harrison having to produce a concert, and they would have marched to demand clean drinking water for the citizens of Flint without Mark Ruffalo calling them into […]

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Is Putin right when he says that “Western-style liberalism” is “obsolete”?

It’s difficult to look beyond Trump, as he demands so much of our attention, and rightfully so, but the issue we’re facing right now is far bigger than him. We live in a time of great uncertainty and fear, and people, not just in America, but across the globe, are beginning to gravitate toward authoritarianism. […]

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