A Conversation with Former Black Panther Chairman Pete O’Neal

By Andrew J. Rausch Felix Lindsey “Pete” O’Neal, Jr. was born on July 27, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri. As a young man, O’Neal had little interest in racial politics until he had a dispute with a Jewish grocer he felt wronged him. This led to O’Neal’s earliest brush with racial activism when he hung up signs around the neighborhood pronouncing that the shop owner … Continue reading A Conversation with Former Black Panther Chairman Pete O’Neal

Jeff Sessions – You Goddamn Sumbitch

Imagine, if you will, the United States government waging an 80+ year war on a plant that is safer than alcohol, tobacco, and opioids, and the government knowing it was a relatively safe drug the entire time. Now, imagine the millions of lives destroyed, families ripped apart, and deaths caused by the decades-long criminalization of a plant directly responsible for exactly zero deaths. Finally, and … Continue reading Jeff Sessions – You Goddamn Sumbitch

Arguing with Trump Cult Members

By AT Taylor Once in a while, I’ll still fall into the trap of trying to talk some sense into a Trump supporter. But doing so is truly an exercise in futility, so don’t do it. Trump supporters have been sucked in to his vortex of lies and propaganda in a way that only authoritarian mad-men have accomplished in other countries, and in a way … Continue reading Arguing with Trump Cult Members

Our Simple-Minded President

By Trey Boggs Illustration by IG: @project1460orless President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement culminates a four-month run of the president demonstrating his short-sightedness and inability to think beyond the surface of the decisions he makes. As Trump begins to plan around what will ultimately be a lengthy process to remove the U.S. from this climate agreement, he did so … Continue reading Our Simple-Minded President

Quick Rant – Sessions Gets $0 to Fight Medical Marijuana

Jeff Sessions is a relic from a bygone era… an era when some people believed they had to create a WAR against anything they weren’t in favor of. The fact is, the FAILED drug war has resulted in far more broken families and many more deaths than could ever happen from simply using drugs. Jeff Sessions, and many of his hypocritical, unprincipled, fear-mongering supporters want … Continue reading Quick Rant – Sessions Gets $0 to Fight Medical Marijuana

Power to the People?

By Trey Boggs “January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.” These words were spoken by President Trump during his inauguration and many would agree they were music to the nation’s ears. But for those of us who have been watching him closely, the contradictions between his words and actions mean that his promises to serve everyday … Continue reading Power to the People?

Our President: Skeptic/Conspiracy Theorist

By Guest Writer Trey Boggs You have a sharp body ache that persists for days until you decide it is finally time to do something about it.  Before visiting the doctor, you do what many people do; Google what the issue may be.  Google has given you a lot of information, and you think you know the problem, but realize visiting the doctor is the … Continue reading Our President: Skeptic/Conspiracy Theorist

Trump Continues the Republican Goal of Privatizing America by Nominating Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

By guest writer Daniel Miller, author of blog Shots Fired Donald Trump garnered support from millions of voters because he promised to “drain the swamp,” which, according to him, meant he was going to end the systemic corruption in our government and finally allow the slowly-but-surely deteriorating middle class the fair and balanced treatment they deserve. I have had talks with Trump supporters about this topic, … Continue reading Trump Continues the Republican Goal of Privatizing America by Nominating Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

A Rare Nugget of Truth From Trump

It’s nice to finally hear the truth about Trump’s tax returns from his own son (although we already knew why he doesn’t want to release them). Basically, they just don’t want his returns to be scrutinized! Imagine that! And the obvious reason isn’t because it would take away from Trump’s message as his son, Donald Jr., implies (how would the sharing of your financials distract … Continue reading A Rare Nugget of Truth From Trump

The Truth Should Matter in Politics

THE TRUTH MATTERS. It will probably never happen, but in the interest of representing Americans with honesty and integrity, here are some new rules and guidelines I think should be instituted to the processes of running for President of the United States and any elected public office. 1.) Under the threat of perjury and/or disqualification of candidacy, each potential candidate wishing to run for POTUS … Continue reading The Truth Should Matter in Politics