The Burkini: Please Remember This Is A Different Culture

France’s highest administrative court struck a blow against controversial ‘burkini bans’ Friday, overturning one town’s decision to prohibit the full-body swimsuit on its beaches. (NPR) Apparently, a collection of 30 municipalities have banned the Muslim swimwear from their beaches. The reasoning behind the “burkini” ban is one of secularism and preventing Islamic extremism. One mayor […]

Hillary’s Health Isn’t An Issue, It’s A Political Gossip Game

Doctor and journalist, Celine Gounder recently wrote in The Guardian, on the issue of Clinton’s health… Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s health has been under scrutiny in recent weeks, not by medical professionals but by politicians and supposed pundits playing doctor on TV. Clinton’s personal physician, Dr Lisa Bardack, has repeatedly said: “Secretary Clinton […]

#WhiteLivesMatter Activists Make Case For #BlackLivesMatter Racism With Guns & Confederate Flags

On Sunday, WhiteLivesMatter activists gathered in front of the NAACP Houston Office to protest the organization’s failure to address BlackLivesMatter “atrocities.” Want to guess how they protested the NAACP? With guns and confederate flags. Yes, white people have done it again. They’ve bombed whatever chance they had at being heard. One of the WhiteLivesMatter members […]

23 “Obama’s Katrinas” & Counting, Each One As Politically Pathetic As The Last

6,900,000,000,000 gallons of rain in one week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And as always, it quickly becomes political. Republicans have already started up the “Obama’s Katrina” political blame machine, saying Obama failed in somehow in this natural disaster. He hasn’t showed his face in Baton Rouge, he’s still vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, and so on. […]

Next Time, Ask Them How Their Policy Works (& Watch Them Become More Malleable)

Have you ever tried to get to bottom of why someone believes “A” over “B” and it just turns into a big mess? They get emotionally charged, and won’t listen to a lick of criticism from you. Their eyes gloss over, their head shakes back and forth, and they get really expressive. Conversation, over. Now […]

If This Picture Pushed You Over the Edge, You’ve Fallen For A Narrative

Do you remember that one pro-Trump lady that got cornered and egged by anti-Trump protestors back in June? Well, her legacy lives on. She has become the cornerstone of a narrative for many right-wingers. The believers of this narrative aren’t solely pro-Trumpers; some are anti-Trump, or still on the fence. Personally, I had forgotten this […]

21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Political Conversations up for Success

Talking politics with anyone is a recipe for disaster. I mean, most of us don’t want it to be, it just happens. They got angry, you came across insensitive, your friend is a jerk with no sense of civility…the possibilities are endless. A friendly political discussion is harder than asking a girl out in highschool. […]

Violence as a Political Promise

Editor’s Note: this is a contributor piece from Andrew Warfield. You can find him on Twitter. I encourage you to follow him. Politicians are at it again; inspiring anger at a scapegoat demographic for political gain. Bernie blames rich people, Donald blames foreigners and immigrants. They’re both chips off the old block, taught from the […]

Do You Think #BlackLivesMatter is Motivated by Hate, But #BlueLivesMatter Is Motivated by Love?

Spoiler, but Black Lives Matter isn’t motivated by hate. Nor are their goals based in violence or discord. Now, you’re probably loathing the above statement. You probably think BLM is motivated by all those things. You probably think they want violent confrontations and dead cops. If you don’t think that, that’s great. You haven’t fallen […]

The 12 Different Types of Activism

I’ve had this fantasy that I’d start some kind of activist group. You know, the kind that wears masks and goes into cities spreading the message via poster, pamphlet, and mural. It’s what I get for reading too much books on 2nd wave feminism. But ever since reading up on the history of 2nd wave […]