Category Archives: Politics

One by one

This Maria Butina arrest is uh-mazing. It’s probably the first time in three years I’ve felt a smidgen of hope that the country might come out of this somehow. Just a smidgen, mind, but something! ¬† Here’s why: ¬† The … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi: Take Two

Finally got a chance to do viewing #2 this past week. I watched with a clearer, more critical eye this time, and I think I’ve dug down into what much of the disconnect may be (aside from the stuff I … Continue reading

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The luxury of apathy

(Note: This is a longer version of a series of tweets I made earlier. If you’re not getting enough of my ranting here, find me there for more!) Thinking this morning about a dude who was at my caucus a … Continue reading

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The Long Way Down

Another day, another punch in the face when I first read news in the morning. And another one that hits close to home: I’m genderqueer myself, and have a ton of Trans friends. I’ve already been agonizing over the ghoulish … Continue reading

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Rocking the Hard Place

It is my sincere hope that you’re having a good day, or at least are looking forward to doing something nice today, since I’m about to become thoroughly Debbie Downer on y’all. Short version: Settle in, because this administration isn’t … Continue reading

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Blame Olympics: Finals

My previous post on this topic has gotten some good feedback (yay!) but something else has come up this week that’s making me revisit the question: Some rather good data crunching¬† pointing up the effects of voter suppression on turnout, … Continue reading

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Blame Olympics

For some reason, we seem to have gotten a fresh round of “this is why she lost” blather of late, so please allow me to weigh in–with some actual data, pulled from CNN’s exit polls. Tl;dr version: Dudes. Primarily white. … Continue reading

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