Month: September 2017

Freedom Now!

This week President Trump stated that he wished football players who were not showing respect to the flag at the start of football games would be summarily fired by team owners. This released a tsunami of anger. How DARE HE interrupt ANYONE’S Freedom of Speech! I, being a Free Speech fundamentalist since childhood, could not possibly agree more with those angered by Trump’s latest tweetsunami. BUT- Where were these enraged groups over the last eight years? Where were they when Berkley students rioted because Milo came to flamboyantly speak? Silent. Where were they when Ben Shapiro speaking on Free Speech...

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Why America Needs a Student Debt Jubilee

Student loan debt is a nationwide disaster. There is currently over 1.4 trillion dollars of debt accrued by 42 million students and graduates. In a opinion piece written by a loan collector in 2011, he wrote “As I wandered around the crowd of NYU students at their rally protesting student debt at the end of February, I couldn’t believe the accumulated wealth they represented – for our industry. It was lip-smacking.” The student debt crisis has become an almost unstoppable juggernaut, a machine built on suffering until the banks get their due. It began with the historic GI Bill...

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Fighting the Good Fight

It was a real pleasure to spend time with local community organizer Malinda Clatterbuck and discuss her three year odyssey into fighting a natural gas pipeline that poses a threat to her community. Malinda’s heartfelt and soulful determination to stop the pipeline will leave you amazed that after being through so much, a person still has the wherewithal to see the best in other human...

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Stand Up to The #Resistance

Look, I get it. I’m a millennial, and like every one of us I’m tired of being blamed for everything terrible going on in the world, whether it’s killing department stores, Applebee’s, golf, or diamonds. It’s been happening for generations; even Socrates, one of the most esteemed philosophers of the ancient world, said “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” So of course we want to prove them wrong. We want to show them that Millennials are the future of the world,...

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