Nationalism is dumb. Oh, sure, I’m all for apple pie and the Star Spangled banner, fireworks, and hot dogs on Independence Day – but the racism, xenophobia, and outright bullshit are a deal-breaker for me. Just to be clear, the “nationalism” I’m talking about is … Continue readingNationalism Today, Fascism Tomorrow
by Daniel J. Durand Good morning, America; sleep well? I would like to take a moment to briefly talk about what happened last night. Last night, on November 8th, 2016, we, the American people chose Donald Trump as our new president. To those of you … Continue readingSo You Elected Donald Trump for President
by Mikel Ham The 2016 presidential race has reinforced the belief that America’s current political party system is flawed, at best. Two factions, often seen as polar opposites, dominate the national discussion on every issue, while smaller parties and independent voters are left disenfranchised. To … Continue readingA House Divided, or a House Party?
by Daniel J. Durand Now that the Democratic and Republican nominees for president have been officially picked, and the dust has settled from the conventions, I’ve had some time to sort out my thoughts about the 2016 presidential election—or as I like to call it, … Continue readingIntelligentsia: Berned Out
by Daniel J. Durand A friend of mine reached out to me on Facebook, and asked what my take is on the idea of refugees receiving welfare. Refugees are a touchy subject, especially in Idaho; the College of Southern Idaho acts as a refugee center, … Continue readingRefugees, Immigrants, and ‘Murrican Values