Month: January 2020

Anti-Compromise Rhetoric, Rabid Factionalism, and the Threat to Democracy

Project Veritas (or PV, for short) released a new “gotcha”-style video exposé this week in which a Bernie Sanders field organizer, Kyle Jurak, makes a series of troubling, violent claims about what will happen if Bernie isn’t the Democratic nominee and eventual President of the United States. Much as I hate to say it, I … Continue reading Anti-Compromise Rhetoric, Rabid Factionalism, and the Threat to Democracy

Electability Politics and the Dwindling Democratic Diversity

Cory Booker suspended his presidential campaign this morning, leaving Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, and Deval Patrick as the only remaining candidates of color in what began as the most diverse candidate pool in American presidential history. According to RealClearPolitics’ poll averages, Yang is polling at about 3.5%, Gabbard at 2.3%, and Patrick didn’t even make … Continue reading Electability Politics and the Dwindling Democratic Diversity

Maybe Let’s Leave “I Don’t Care” to the Fascists, Yeah?

Beginning as early as 2009, a series of memes began circulating on social media that were intended to demonstrate in comical ways the lack of interest or care someone felt on a particular day or about a particular issue. Colloquially, they’re the “Look at all the fucks I give” memes, with the unmistakable implication that … Continue reading Maybe Let’s Leave “I Don’t Care” to the Fascists, Yeah?