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 peopleContinue Reading
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 organizersContinue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 itsContinue Reading
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 storytellingContinue Reading
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 toContinue Reading
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 EasternContinue Reading
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 epicenterContinue Reading
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 theContinue Reading
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.