Trump and Political Violence

In his two 4th of July speeches, President dipshit really upped the insanity.  As others have reported it seems that Trump has now turned his culture war ire from immigrants and foreigners to who he thinks of as “domestic enemies.”  This is specifically targeted at Black Lives Matter protestors and the vague and ill defined […]

Structural Alternatives to Policing

As the events of the past few days have shown police departments in every city in America need to be dramatically reduced in size, power, and authority.  Police brutality and racism have been a longstanding problem in the U.S. and coupling that with the increased militarization of the police has lead to catastrophic consequences.  The […]

Human Rights and COVID-19

I am currently writing a review essay on the future of human rights but I started it prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and now I am finding myself scrambling to incorporate the avalanche of new issues the pandemic has brought for the future of human rights.  I feel like at this point I should just […]

The TV Character “Donald Trump”

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the United States is once again seeing that electing a narcissistic, racist, reality tv star as President was not ideal.  Every day of this crisis a new story comes out showing how unprepared the administration was for this pandemic even though they had ample warning this was coming […]

Chinese Hegemony? Probably Not part 2

I was going to write a post about how although American hegemony is not great for the world Chinese hegemony would be much worse and riffing off the recent imbroglio between the CCP and the NBA.  However, I just finished reading Michael Beckley’s new book Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World’s Sole Superpower and it […]

Why is Duterte so popular?

My wife was born and raised in the Philippines and on occasion we like to commiserate on the terrible Presidents of our respective countries of birth.  I have written a lot trying to explain the horribleness of Donald Trump.  I understand the appeal of Trump because he is one of the quintessential American archetypes – […]

Anarchism in a small liberal arts college

Recently I had the pleasure of teaching a section of one of our Honors classes at my university.  This particular class is broken up into four sections with a different instructor assigned to each section.  We are given total freedom to design our topic for our section and for mostly personal reasons I chose – […]