Some Resources to Get You Through This Bumbling Attempted Coup

U.S. District Judge Matthew W. Brann speaking to the only lawyer still willing to argue Trump’s case in Pennsylvania, Rudolph Giuliani, on Tuesday: “You’re alleging that the two individual plaintiffs were denied the right to vote. But at bottom, you’re asking this court to invalidate more than 6.8 million votes, thereby disenfranchising every single voter… Read more »

Just sharing a few signs from today’s Women’s March in Cambridge, Massachusetts…

“If we’re going to vanquish Voldemort, we need more Hermiones” “Trans inclusive feminism always!” “The real shithole” “The future is intersectional” The glass ceiling won’t shatter itself; This is my resisting bitch face” “Make America respectable again” “It doesn’t need to be rape to ruin your life, and it doesn’t need to ruin your life… Read more »

Pictures and Stories from the Counter-Protest in Boston

Yesterday, about 20,000 protesters marched through Roxbury and the South End, joining another approximately 20,000 protesters who were already gathered at the Boston Common. We were 40,000 strong, protesting a handful of people having a “free speech,” a.k.a. hate speech, rally in our city. Kevin and I, with some friends, were part of the marching… Read more »

Some (Mostly Meaningless) Reflections on Our Current Reality

For the last three weeks, I have mostly been listening. I’ve been listening to my friends talk to me and to each other. I’ve been listening to the reactions of smart writers and thinkers. I’ve been listening to podcasts and pundits. I’ve been listening to the sadness in my mother’s voice and the faith in… Read more »

Lost in Translation

It’s funny how you can speak the same language as someone, yet still have no idea what they’re talking about. I followed a link to a very short English-language article on the Indian movie website Filmi Tadka because the headline interested me: “Shahrukh Khan – Don’t Mix Religion with Politics.” Reading the article, I learned… Read more »