“The Russia story is a distraction from the Affordable Care Act!” “Trans people in the military are a distraction from disastrous tax reform!” “The chaos in the White House is a distraction from environmental collapse!”... Read More

On Demonstrations and Virtue Signaling

QUESTION ONE: Are demonstrations and protest marches worth it? Or are they just feel-good activism, reinforcing people’s beliefs and making them feel like they’re taking action but not creating any real change? Question Two: Is... Read More

What Can We Do?

WHAT CAN WE DO? In the face of the Donald Trump regime, the collaboration and capitulation of the Republican-majority Congress, the threats to the US system of checks and balances, and the rise of the... Read More


We need to resist. I don’t know what exactly this resistance will look like. I’m finishing this column just three weeks after the 2016 presidential election, and like many people I’m still recovering from the... Read More

Ageism Is Wasted on the Young and Old

Ageism is a funny form of marginalization. Not funny “ha ha”; funny peculiar. It’s the only form of marginalization I can think of that works in both directions. Young people are dismissed as irresponsible and... Read More

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