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The Problem with Monuments

Today is the traditional Columbus Day holiday, which in many places is now being celebrated as Indigenous People’s Day or Native American Day, among other names. For years, Christopher Columbus was celebrated as the person who “discovered” America. The reality … Continue reading

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The Subtle Danger of QAnon

QAnon is a dangerous conspiracy theory about the so-called deep state, or really, an entire host of conspiracy theories all mangled into one incomprehensible mishmash of aliens, worldwide pedophile rings controlled by the rich and powerful, the Queen of England … Continue reading

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When It Started

It didn’t start with George Floyd struggling to breathe under the knee of a man in blue. It didn’t start with Breonna Taylor waking up from dreams and walking into a nightmare. It didn’t start with Atatiana Jefferson, Botham Jean, … Continue reading

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As Darkness Descends

Yesterday morning a friend of mine posted a warning on Facebook. There was an event page hosted by a militia group called Kenosha Guard. The event was “Armed Citizens to Protect our Lives and Property.” The event page asked if … Continue reading

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The Pardoning of Susan B. Anthony

Today Donald Trump, the hero of nasty women everywhere, officially pardoned Susan B. Anthony for the crime of illegally voting in 1872. Excuse me for laughing. If any other President, on the 100th anniversary of woman’s suffrage in the United … Continue reading

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Anisa

I see her praying at her bedside, on her knees asking God to stop the bullets. Seven years old. She should be playing outside, skinning her knees, crying for scratches and not for brothers and sisters who died when cars … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Lambs

“We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.” That was Donald Trump’s initial response to the coronavirus all the way back in January. Since then, it has been one … Continue reading

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The Gentrification of Protest

Madison, Wisconsin has had six consecutive days and nights of protests since George Floyd’s murder became the latest episode of a black man killed by police. The last several nights have been relatively peaceful. The first several nights saw windows … Continue reading

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George Floyd Died Today

George Floyd died today. And another piece of America went with him. I want to believe that the racist culture in which our nation and our entire history is so steeped is in decline, and perhaps white women calling police … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Justice Rebecca Bradley

Justice Bradley, No, the stay-at-home order currently in effect is not like Japanese internment camps and there is no chance that it will be. Being asked to stay at home to protect yourself and other people is not the same … Continue reading

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Virus of the Soul

Sitting at home reading about tens of thousands of people in my country dying of Covid-19 is hard enough. Knowing that countless more will die in the coming months is even more difficult. But reading about ignorant and hateful acts … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Asshats

Dear Scott Fitzgerald and Robin Vos, The nicest thing I can say about the two of you is that you are asshats. After years in the Wisconsin Legislature as waterboys for the Koch Brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council … Continue reading

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