Democrats are doing zip about this! That’s because you don’t run to a raging fire with a squirt gun. You be as mean and unhinged as the bigots ruining America. Forget about: “Oh but then we’ll be as bad as they are. “ BE THAT BAD. WIN BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
The European Union is often a mess, like another so-called united group of governments, The United States. It is made up of nations and ethnic groups that war with each other and have different, sometimes
In the end, Valieva was the much gored and bleeding bull left to die a humiliating death before an arena of insensitive zealots. She is 15! FIFTEEN. Kamila Valieva, whose 2022 Olympic performance became a
Yeah, but will the world let them do it? Today Israeli and Palestinian public figures have drawn up a new proposal for a two-state confederation that they hope will offer a way forward after decades-long
Disobeying his government’s own CoVid restrictions at a time when the British people were obeying them, Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces the kind of dressing down by Parliament that Donald Trump escaped (with the help of his corrupt party) during his one-term presidency.
Watch this. On this day, 80 years ago, the Soviet army marched into Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland, and witnessed first hand what the world had been denying for 6 years. The unspeakable remains of
For Democrats, the worst case scenario of losing well over a dozen seats in the U.S. House ain’t gonna’ happen. After some aggressive map drawing of their own in states with Democratic legislatures, Democrats predict
New Research Shows Protests Reduce Police Killings Taking the issue of police violence to the streets is working. New data has some surprisingly good news. It makes sense, in part because social movements—such as the
If we see Earth from a star millions of light years in the past, we will see dinosaurs wandering around on Earth!
What is going on in the Justice Department? Attorney General Merrick Garland’s biggest test is the threat to our democracy from people bent on destroying it. Garland’s success depends on dissuading future coup plotting criminals
Nicolle Wallace is talking at the speed of hysteria and her guests have taken off with her. The content of her rant is so overdue I’m bouncing with 1960s exhilaration in the driver’s seat of
Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was convicted today on charges he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself nearly three years ago and then lied to Chicago police about it. In the courtroom as the
It’s not that the Oscar-winning filmmaker from New Zealand, who gave us the unsettling and ravishing THE PIANO hasn’t done anything since then, it’s just that the promise of that film’s tantalizing sexual complexities has
In 2022, will we have the courage some Europeans had in 1938? Fight fascism Vote For Democracy Bravery is not the absence of fear. Bravery runs alongside fear with a deep determined breath. -All of
It was March 18, 2019. At the U.S. military’s busy Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, uniformed personnel watching the live drone footage looked on in horrific disbelief, according to
A new and disgusting GOP low has been embodied by another Trump wanna be, the 44-year-old former state treasurer and state representative who wants to become Ohio’s next senator: Josh Mandel. Welcome to the empty-headed
Like the millions of discarded shoes left in piles outside the gas chambers of Auschwitz, everything that belongs to the victims of the biggest mass murder in world history, belongs in Israeli or Jewish Holocaust museums. In a modern world with Holocaust deniers, evidence is all we have to light up the truth.
I have got to say it made me sick to watch Joy Reid, Nicole Wallace, and, to a lesser degree, Rachel Maddow pontificating away on MSNBC about how the GOP Virginia and New Jersey Governor
How can there be a heartbeat at 6 weeks of human gestation when there is no actual physical heart in existence at that point in the fetus? As the big orange has-been would be the
Everything about Greta Thunberg adheres to the archetype visionary, genius, trailblazer, and, yes, even prophet. Her ancient youth, her other worldliness, her drive and intelligence, her steely vulnerability—all of it bangs against the walls of
We may be moving at a glacial pace, but the United States has finally issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation. This marks a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people
According to reporting by Rolling Stone magazine there are two witnesses (former organizers) who will present to the January 6th committee allegations about exactly how the January 6th demonstrations were funded and communicated between organizers
What goes on with your money is scary as all hell. Certain health insurance companies, oil companies, phone companies, gas companies, etc. are taking what you spend during a normal day and funding GOP-backed causes.
Two more notes of interest about the creepy Hugo Boss: His company used forced labor from Nazi prisons factories, which took them from concentration camps. In 2011 the company “issued a formal apology” for its
Beth and Alex struggle through very different journeys that lead them both to find their own unique power, and triumph over astonishing odds Analysis : a deeper dive into the influence of storytelling
The GOP’s FIGHT FOR ITS SOURING SOUL Four Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump over his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol have outraised the candidates he has endorsed to
Czechs Defeat a Populist, Offering a Road Map for other countries trying to Topple Dictators For the past decade, populists like Andrej Babis have often seemed politically invincible, rising to power across Central and Eastern
There was a 6.1 earthquake on the Big Island of Hawai’i yesterday. The quake scared the crap out of my friends all over the island but one in particular who lives south where the epicenter
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to two journalists, Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitri A. Muratov of Russia. This acknowledgement comes at a time of endless assaults on the free press across the
Responsibility is a tricky subject. People really DO have the power change many things if they’re willing to give up whatever they have that’s empowering the unscrupulous behavior of the company (political party, country, etc.). For example, I am watching hundreds of Facebook and Instagram users make all kinds of cases for why they will continue using the platforms. They admit the damage is awful and cheer the courageous effort it took to expose it, but damn it, they’re hooked, and besides they use these sites very differently (huh?).
I get it. I don’t want to stop using Facebook or Instagram either. But I can’t just yell at my television anymore, It’s my responsibility to figure something out until they feel the only pain that will make them change. Maybe.
At last, the pioneering Israeli grandmother, Golda Meir, is experiencing a well-earned revival. Last month it was announced that the Oscar-winning Israeli director Guy Nativ is working on a new film about the Former Israeli
by Judy Wieder Let’s reframe this: Is Britney Spears a victim of Human Trafficking by her father? Britney Spears told a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday that she has been drugged, compelled to work against
Corey Johnson to Carl Nassib by Judy Wieder There are some interesting overlapping news-makers in the headlines. One is the first “active NFL player saying he is gay,” and the other is a NYC Council
Always know yesterday before you judge today: When the United Nations proposed a two-state solution to Palestine in the 1940s, the Arabs rejected it. They didn’t want Jews, who were running from the Holocaust in
Israel has my heart always. The Nazi Shoah in 1930s/40s Germany led to the inevitability and necessity of the State of Israel. That’s how I feel and always will.But that doesn’t mean that I give
Why the Big White PanIc from Fox Fantasy These Days? Well, in addition to watching Black voters vote overwhelmingly Democratic in 2020, there’s a wave of nonwhite immigrants who are also leaning Democratic. That has
I can’t stand Ted Cruz. People, puleeeeeze start working to get this blood-on-his hands creep out. During a hearing on gun violence one day after a lone gunman killed 10 people in Colorado and a
Sometimes we get lost in the gibberish of it all. So just slap your face, and focus. Here’s a dude that did. Today, I’ve been thinking a lot about this whole ‘neo-Nazi’ thing. And I
Like anyone, I would love to believe that there are sharp lines between good and bad people. But there aren’t. Most people have dark passions waiting to be jacked up by a demagogue fixated on
In 2020, a shocking documentary called CHALLENGER, THE FINAL FLIGHT on NETFLIX, revealed the tragedy behind the Challenger tragedy. After the 1986 accident, we had all heard them talking endlessly about the “O-Rings,” but somewhere
“Whoever kills one life, kills the entire world. Whoever saves one life, saves the entire world.” Seventy-six years ago, soldiers from the Red Army’s 322nd Rifle Division marched into Auschwitz on January 27, 1945. The
Dear, dear Trump supporters, Trump’s not just a faker, he’s a hardcore criminal. He’s everything he convinced you Hillary Clinton was four years ago. He’s the one who deserves to be “locked up” and soon
Now Trump is demanding Fox News fire a reporter for confirming his disgraceful remarks calling military soldiers who died or were captured in battle, “losers.” How very fascist of him. And still his minions flock.We
How many lies does it takes til they know, too many people have died?
If you’re a “minority” in this country, as many of us are many times over – brown, queer, black, Asian, Mexican, HIV-positive, immigrant, female, disabled, ANYTHING but white (especially Evangelical Christian) male—this election is the big
We knew the plan to bring down America would turn on foreign and internal interference and their ability to wreak havoc between our citizens. Trump & a few key GOP Senators have been the pawns
Once upon a time in the 18th century, the ignorant and selfish Queen of France declared, “Let them eat cake!” when informed there was no bread in the kingdom to feed the starving, dying peasants.
For over three decades, Suzanne Buirgy and Judy Wieder have been partners in love, life, and their creative endeavors — and have supported each other every step of the way. Both have had successful careers
For those of us watching HBO’s totally ridiculous, yet totally entertaining, soap opera, “BIG LITTLE LIES,” I just want to say 2 words: MERYL STREEP How can it be that this wizard of acting skills
Friends, let’s do our homework. Read and know thy enemy so he can be beaten. If Trump repeats something, he’s lying. Example: ECONOMY TRUMP: “It’s soaring to incredible new heights. Perhaps the greatest
Will the (gasp!) Mueller Report change anything? Were you shocked and surprised by what you were able to actually read? No. Did Trump’s team, starring Barr and Giuliani playing daze ‘um-with-stupidity defense, and Mueller and
With all the photo and written journalism that has flooded the media, it’s telltale that the Mueller Investigation was shut out of The Pulitzer Prize awards. Telltale, but not wrong.
What the statistics of truth are telling us today and what that means for 2020. Pencils up: Most Americans — 75 percent of recent poll respondents — say they need to see the entire Mueller
Long before the nightmare of Donald Trump, another devil was living in the details of our Congress, plotting and rotting America’s beautiful core. Mitch McConnell’s tenure in the Senate has been a stain on our
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(right, with her guest) is wearing a pin with a picture of the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US custody. This beautiful child, (r) Jakelin Caal Maquin, died after she was not given
Nick Broverman, interim editorial director of The Advocate, interviews Judy about Matthew Shepard and the 20th anniversary of his death. View the video on The Advocate website
The Advocate’s first female editor-in-chief, Judy Wieder, chronicles her fascinating life — which included time as a folk singer, disco songwriter, and hair band journalist — in Random Events Tend to Cluster. BY TRACY E.
The former editor-in-chief had a LGBT take on America’s biggest tragedy. See the article
NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announced the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards and recognizes exemplary work produced in 2017. Judy Wieder will win the Excellence in Book Writing Award, to be
Review: Random Events Tend to Cluster: a Memoir Dear Judy, I was excited when my brother gifted me this Christmas with a signed copy of your book “Random Events Tend to Cluster.” In the dark
Judy paddle boards through Kailua-Kona bay on Christmas Eve day—making a promotions video for her new book, “Random Events Tend To Cluster.”
Introduction: Necessity truly is the mother of invention. This includes the biggest invention of the millennium: the World Wide Web. Slowly revealing itself as a miracle of communication—though one that’s hell-bent on replacing all other
The Advocate’s first female editor-in-chief, Judy Wieder, chronicles her fascinating life — which included time as a folk singer, disco songwriter, and hair band journalist — in Random Events Tend to Cluster. Read the article here
What’s wrong with making these people monsters? Harvey Weinstein is the earthquake under the volcano. Bullying women (or anyone) into giving favors—sexual or otherwise—has been going on since the Greeks and Romans—maybe even the cavemen.
Why did I write my memoir in this format? Why didn’t I just tell my own story? Why complicate each episode of my life by mixing in the stories of people whose only apparent connection