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The vice president hasn’t been set up to thrive in her position—and she’s done her public image no favors, either

Given we are slugging towards year three of living through a plague, it would not be politically expedient for any politician to openly tout their ambitions in this climate of exhaustion and frustration. That’s why it was unsurprising to read Vice President Kamala Harris stress to the Wall Street Journal

RACISM + JUSTICE

Disregarding precedent puts American's civil rights in jeopardy

The U.S. Supreme Court recently debated women's right to choose whether or not to become mothers. So, what's stopping them from changing their "opinion" about Brown v. Board of Education? If precedent means nothing at all, then the only thing holding this democracy together is chewing gum, a flimsy, sticky…

Republicans want to strip women of their rights and control their wombs. And with the Supreme Court’s help, they might get their way.

For the last couple of decades, America has seen local governments chip away at constitutional rights. With the recent Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it appears the far right may be on the verge of striking oil — a gusher that could overturn 1973’s Roe v…

LIFE IS STRANGE

Nobody in the comic book business expected real life to outdo their fictional storylines

Long before superheroes transitioned to the big screen, I was a huge comic book nerd. My comic book habit was so out of control that whenever my mom sent me to the grocery store, I’d steal her change to feed my habit. Since I’m a boomer, when I was a…

It’s on woke White folks to affect change during family time

So it seems that most Americans would rather gargle gravy or take a can of that cranberry shit to the head than have a conversation about politics.

In a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday, 66% of adults said that they are “hoping to avoid” conversations about politics at…

Replacing Democratic retirees with other older people is a shortsighted recipe for disaster

Last week, Senator Patrick Leahy, the Senate’s longest-serving Democrat, announced he is retiring after 47 years in office.

For those unfamiliar with Leahy, he is the other old White male Vermont senator not named Bernie. Leahy also has the distinct honor of being the sole member of Congress to have…

The teen shooter’s exoneration indicates White supremacy is prioritizing its progeny—and possibly aligned with POTUS

Joe Biden is not well. Just a couple days ago, the oldest person to be appointed as a first-term president of the United States underwent his first physical since his inauguration. Although POTUS physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor concluded that Biden is “deemed fit to successfully execute the duties of the…

RACISM + SPORTS

Aaron Rodgers lied, and Kaepernick told the truth about the NFL and America

We're all old enough to remember when Aaron Rodgers, star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, said Kaepernick wasn't on an NFL team "because of his protests." Back then, he had nothing but smoke for his fellow quarterback. Instead of support, he justified the league-wide decision to keep Kaepernick out…

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