Snow Day State of Mind [Things to Do]
Sessions lied and the GOP thinks you’re stupid
UPDATE March 10, 2017]: A tweaked version of this post ran as my column this morning, which you can read here. “No, no. This guy who did not disclose his engagement with the Russian Ambassador when asked about it—the one who said people who do exactly this should be removed from office—should definitely oversee an investigation […]
LePage’s meltdown deflects from his own culpability
= If you’re looking for worthwhile commentary on LePage in the broader context of race, Shay Stewart-Bouley has already expertly delved into this. You can read her recent posts here and here. But this is one thing that’s been bothering me since last week’s meltdown. What strikes me about each of these explosions is that no matter […]
Mr. Trump: Please devote part of your visit to the youth. [Guest Post]
My friend David Thete, a young activist and organizer, wrote the following open letter to Donald Trump regarding the presidential candidate’s rally later this afternoon. Thete, who is soon bound for Morehouse College, is young, bright and extraordinarily passionate about justice and the fate of the youth. I’d love to see Mr. Trump take David […]
On Sanders’ endorsement
I don’t buy the “Bernie or Bust” tantrum. I offer the following as someone who has been a Bernie Sanders fanatic since meeting him back in 2006, and working in proximity to his Senate campaign that same year. Bernie is the candidate I most wanted to win the 2016 Democratic nomination, which is the same thing […]
I bought hiking gear, but I don’t like it.
Turns out people vote differently for different reasons.
I appreciate the zeal with which Sanders has approached this election. I think that people forget that economic inequality was a concept barely allowed in any mainstream news narratives until occupy forced the hand of the producers (with a lot of groundwork laid by people like Sanders who’d been speaking to it for decades). And […]
About that beaver-eating super snake…
A giant snake (giant for Maine) was spotted eating a mammal in Westbrook. While I’m not convinced this wasn’t a sighting of Trump pre-gaming his Bangor rally at Don’s Lunch, this headline in the Press Herald is AMAZING: Large snake spotted eating beaver on banks of river in Westbrook It evokes, of course, the drawing […]
Robyn Kanner at Maine Startup and Create Week
I am sorry to have gone off the grid last week, but I was at Maine Startup and Create Week. Of the many great presentations given and insights shared there, my friend Robyn Kanner, co-founder of MyTransHealth, delivered a spectacular keynote conversation on the intersection of design and social change. You might recall that I’ve […]