“It Feels Like We’re Being Punished For Doing It Right”

A View From Denmark On Europe’s Latest COVID-19 Wave And Lockdowns I’ve had a pen pal in Denmark for the past 24 years. Marie-Louise Metz (or Mare as I call her) and I have been writing each other since I was 14 and she was 15. We probably would’ve stopped writing if the internet hadn’tContinue reading ““It Feels Like We’re Being Punished For Doing It Right””

White Privilege Nearly Toppled The United States Government

No One Except A White-Dominated, Conservative-Aligned Movement Could’ve Gotten This Far I know what you’re probably thinking. You probably had an Andrew Sullivan-type reaction to this headline; an eye-roll; a grunt; a “why does everything have to be about race?” I’m sure you have some reaction in there about how “wokeness” is the problem andContinue reading “White Privilege Nearly Toppled The United States Government”

No, You Can’t Have Time To Grieve

I’m Sorry Your Feelings Are Hurt, Be Have A Country In Crisis That Needs Tending To “Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings” is a quote made famous by conservative wunderkid Ben Shapiro years ago when he insisted on referring to transgender individuals by the gender they were assigned at birth, not what they identify with.Continue reading “No, You Can’t Have Time To Grieve”

New York’s Long Voting Lines Are Not Due To Suppression

The Empire State Has It’s Election Issues, But These Are Not The Same Issues As In The South A lot of being made of the massive lines that arose in the first days of early voting in New York. The lines, sometimes four hours long, appeared not only in New York State, but all overContinue reading “New York’s Long Voting Lines Are Not Due To Suppression”

Election Update – October 20, 2020

Alright, I’m Buying Tossup Texas Now. Ok I’m sold. Astonishing early voting turnout and continued close polling has convinced me Texas may actually be a tossup. As of Tuesday night, nearly 5 million people have voted, more than half of the 2016 turnout. Only Vermont has reached 50 percent of 2016 turnout. Now some ofContinue reading “Election Update – October 20, 2020”

Election Update- October 13, 2020

Biden’s Lead Is Unrelenting Three Weeks Out We’re only 20 days until the final votes are cast in the 2020 Presidential Election, and…nothing has really changed. If anything, the race has only slipped more from Trump. Swing state polling has been showing Biden cement a lead in the key states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.Continue reading “Election Update- October 13, 2020”

Election Update- October 6, 2020

Is It Over Yet? I Want To Get Off This Ride Boy, what a decade the last week was. Between a horrendous debate performance by Donald Trump to his catching COVID-19, going to the hospital and then making a spectacle of the entire thing, it certainly does feel like the Trump train is derailing atContinue reading “Election Update- October 6, 2020”

Election Update – September 29, 2020

Is It A Stable Race, Or Is The Bottom Falling Out For Trump? With only a little more than a month to go before the election, Biden still appears to be in the driver’s seat. Though there were some grumblings about a tightening race mid-month, latest national polls still have Biden around seven points aheadContinue reading “Election Update – September 29, 2020”

When Will Black Lives Matter As Much As Mine Does?

In Interactions With Cops, Black Americans Are Held To A Standard Unlike Anyone Else In Free Societies When the indictment against one of the three cops who were involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky last March were announced on Wednesday, it at first seemed like it was a relief. One cop,Continue reading “When Will Black Lives Matter As Much As Mine Does?”

Hi Everybody! I’m Nick And I Have Thoughts!

Hello~ My name is Nick Rafter and I was the kid in college who LOVED term papers! In fact, I changed my majors just so I can do more of them. I know it sounds weird, but the research process gave me such a rush. Learning new information, connecting to stuff I already knew, wasContinue reading “Hi Everybody! I’m Nick And I Have Thoughts!”