With something that has consumed the entire country, and most of the world, for nearly 11 months now, obviously there are mixed messages and emotions after the guilty verdict (x3) for disgraced, murderous former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Here are mine:

1. Initial Thoughts and Reactions

I have to say, I thought he would get convicted of something, but I was pretty shocked that Chauvin was found guilty of 2nd and 3rd degree murder. I thought the jury would probably slap him on the wrist with a manslaughter conviction, but they’d be hesitant to go against “the shield” too hard. Was it me, or…


That’s Not A Compliment For Either President

Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan’s official White House photos.
Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan’s official White House photos.
Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan both had to deal with novel viruses during their presidencies.

Since the U.S. is one of the richest countries in the world, we should have also been one of the best prepared for a pandemic. Unfortunately, Donald Trump’s abysmal leadership during the response to the COVID crisis is a top reason that the U.S. is the leader in total cases and total deaths from the virus. However, given Republicans’ continued love for former president Ronald Reagan, it should have been no surprise that Trump’s COVID response mirrors Reagan’s actions to combat HIV/AIDS.

HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) was a novel virus itself when it gained steam in the early…


Pushing fake conspiracy theories about the election, the GOP flirted with fascism in 2020. Will they do it in the future?

97 years to the day from the time that news outlets called Pennsylvania, and the presidential race, for Joe Biden, a 34-year-old Adolf Hitler bursts through the doors at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich, Germany, one of the biggest beer halls in the city. He fires one shot from his pistol into the air as he announces that a revolution against the Bavarian government is taking hold. His men hold the beer hall overnight and try to claim the rest of Munich’s government buildings. The police approach. Gunfire rings out.

When all is said and done, Hitler’s sloppy attempt at a…


Wisconsin Speaker of the Assembly, Robin Vos
Wisconsin Speaker of the Assembly, Robin Vos
Wisconsin Speaker of the Assembly, Robin Vos, in head-to-toe PPE while telling voters that voting in-person for the April primary is safe (photo from Facebook)

The Wisconsin GOP is a symptom of a larger, more serious issue: a dying party fighting to survive in a world slipping away from them.

Representatives and senators like Cody Horlacher have no issue blasting out a statement responding to Governor Evers’ mask mandate, wrapping themselves in the flag of fighting for “individual rights”, with no sense of shame in the hypocrisy of previously voting for the unconstitutional stripping of powers from then-governor-elect Tony Evers. Governor Evers was elected because he got the most votes from Wisconsinites who exercised their greatest individual right: their right to vote.

The only reason…


Chad Wolf sworn in by Mike Pence
Chad Wolf sworn in by Mike Pence
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is sworn in (photo by The White House)

The more I read about the situation that took place over the weekend at the Department of Homeland Security, the more I get the feeling that there’s more here than meets the eye.

On Friday, acting Under Secretary for the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Brian Murphy was “reassigned” to a new role, presumably during the meeting called by acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf. This reassignment came about a day after it was reported that the DHS summarized tweets from The New York Times’ Mike Baker and Lawfare Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Wittes in Open Source Intelligence Reports sent…


Well, what do we do now?

Our country has changed more in the past five months than it has in the last 12 years. It’s easy to wake up most days with a sense of existential dread bordering on panic. With peaceful protesters being kidnapped off the street by unmarked federal agents (on the orders of an illegitimate Acting Secretary of Homeland Security), an economy that’s volatile at best, 1 in 5 American families going hungry, a deadly virus spreading uncontrollably, and now an admission of election tampering by the President of the United States, how can you not?

For…


Donald Trump on the South Lawn (photo by Drew Angerer/Getty)

100 days. 14 weeks and 2 days. 2,400 hours.

That’s all the time we have left, as of this article’s publishing, until we decide what we want America’s future to look like.

In 100 days, it’ll be November 3rd. Election Day. Donald Trump will be trying to get re-elected; Joe Biden will be trying to stop him. Presumably. A lot can happen in 100 days.

The coronavirus has stolen so many things from us, and a sense of time is one of them. …


How did Alexander Hamilton do it?

In a time where I, like a lot of us, have more free time than ever, I can barely start writing articles, let alone finish them. On the other end of the spectrum, as told by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton seems to have had the opposite problem.

It’s true: Hamilton did kick his writing into another gear when it came to defending, and advocating for, what would eventually become the Constitution of the United States. …


Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (photo by the state of New Mexico)

Why Albuquerque?

It seems like such a random target. In my neck of the woods, New Mexico doesn’t get any press unless there’s something dealing with aliens. Yet out of nowhere, Donald Trump and full-time Interior Minister, part-time Attorney General, Bill Barr, have targeted Albuquerque (along with Chicago) as their next destination to deploy their secret police. But why?

To find an answer, I started thinking about the state in general, then its prominent political figures, and then it hit me: the governor.

New Mexico’s governor is Michelle Lujan Grisham, the first Democratic woman to hold the office, as well…

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