“There’s no way to pay for it”: From WMDs to a GND

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks that killed 2,977 Americans. These attacks were carried out by 19 men—15 Saudi Arabians, two Emiratis, one Egyptian and one Lebanese—of the terrorist group al-Qaeda. In another seven days, we will mark the 20th anniversary of the US government’s response: the Authorization for Use of … Continue reading “There’s no way to pay for it”: From WMDs to a GND

No Safe Haven: Refugee Camps on Fire

Last week, while reading about Boko Haram, I learned about the Muna Garage refugee camp on the eastern edge of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, Nigeria. Muna Garage is a camp for some 40,000 internally displaced people (IDP) displaced by the Boko Haram conflict. Wakkil Alli Matama, 60, and his family at Muna Garage … Continue reading No Safe Haven: Refugee Camps on Fire

Time to Stop Handling Climate Change Deniers with Kid Gloves

"It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land." Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, IPCC Climate change is real. And the climate crisis is upon us. Still, many people deny the reality right in front of them. (The reasons for this denial are well documented.) There is no longer time … Continue reading Time to Stop Handling Climate Change Deniers with Kid Gloves

Immune to Shame

Conservatives have absolutely no shame. Zip, zero, nada. Time and again, scandals appear and conservatives just don't care. They will make excuses, blame other people, or just deny. Then they'll continue working until the next scandal arises. Shameless Tories Yesterday, I read a Guardian article about some of the many scandals from the administration of … Continue reading Immune to Shame

Conservative Snowflakes

Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.Frank Wilhoit Urban Dictionary defines a snowflake as "a very sensitive person. Someone who is easily hurt or offended by the statements or actions of others". Urban Dictionary … Continue reading Conservative Snowflakes

Dragons Are Eating The Middle Class. It’s Time to Fight Back.

A world where billionaires exist next to starving children is the grotesque consequence of a society gone wrong, a society that promotes greed over compassion, and wealth over humanity. Long ago, we were told that the middle class is what made the West so great. I've got some bad news: The middle class is dead. … Continue reading Dragons Are Eating The Middle Class. It’s Time to Fight Back.