Preparing for President Trump

Many in the mainstream media would have you believe that Clinton has an over 70% chance of winning this election, but there are enough expert voices in the wilderness calling out the truth: that Donald Trump will absolutely be elected President of these United States in November.  You can be in denial all you want.  Hillary Clinton…

Are Vacations a Ripoff?

Every year Americans, rich and not-so-rich, spend thousands of dollars on vacations. The affluent spend just over $13,000 a year taking trips, and Americans in general shell out close to $500 billion a year on trips to other locations.   Before you book that next flight, and plan to stay at a resort, paying hundreds in taxes…

Trump and the Religious Right

In general it is difficult to find an article on the religious right’s support of Donald Trump that isn’t mired in it’s own confirmation bias. I appreciated the nature of the article by FiveThirtyEight. In his article, Evangelicals, Once Skeptical Of Trump, Have Rallied To His Side, Farai Chideya paints a picture of the religious…

5 Questions We’d Like to See Asked at Tonight’s Debate

  Get your drinking games ready! Alcoholics, savor the momentary comfort that arrives with seeing your typically sober friends  drinking on a Monday night. Black out halfway through the debate. Wake up vomiting and then enjoy seeing your friends getting sick too, but for different reasons. A debate with one of, if not the largest, television ratings in history is…

How to convince Trump Fans Not to Vote for Him.

  The statistics are bleak for most Trump fans, who are white, working-class males without a college degree (if only they had taken the course called ‘don’t vote for con men’). This group of voters are more likely to be unemployed then ever before. They are also more predisposed to drug and alcohol use, and suicide.…

Charlotte Erupts

It’s helpful when viewing the current violence in Charlotte, North Carolina to examine the history of slavery of the region, because, although slavery has ended, discrimination and the white power and economic structure persist.  Like most Southern cities, Charlotte had slaves, and prior to the civil war, a scattered amount of freed men, who were…