The Fundamental Question of Our Time

I awoke this morning to Trump praising Poland, “as an example for others who seek freedom, and who wish to summon the courage and the will to defend our civilization.” Let's be clear, Poland is currently run by a right-wing, nationalist, anti-immigrant government that seems to have a streak of authoritarianism. This government has taken… Continue reading The Fundamental Question of Our Time

Where are the heroes?

I don't recognize the United States anymore. Or rather, I do not recognize the US government. That's not to say this form of government is unfamiliar. You can certainly find it in the history books, autocratic and plutocratic societies around the world. It's just not something we're accustomed to here. I don't mean to imply… Continue reading Where are the heroes?

Science Is Not Partisan & Climate Change Is Real

I was raised in a family that taught me that there are two things you never talk about in public: religion and politics. As I've gotten older, I've learned what utter bullshit that is. I mean, I understand why my family said it, but we've entered an era where being silent is no longer an… Continue reading Science Is Not Partisan & Climate Change Is Real