Do We Really Need a Talking Stick?

Do We Really Need a Talking Stick?

Remember when you were a kid and had to a pass a “talking stick” to have your say in class? Well, welcome back to elementary school – because our best and brightest in government apparently need to resort to grade school tactics to have an adult... read more

Harvey’s Fall From Grace

Since the 80s, the company Miramax has been behind some of the most iconic and celebrated films.  The Crying Game, Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Shakespeare in Love, and even a few Pokemon movies!  One of the top people at Miramax was producer Harvey Weinstein, who left the... read more

Can Politics Get You Fired?

I’ve talked before about the tricky topic of politics at the workplace.  But in such politically polarizing times, it’s important not to forget.  In liberal workplaces, conservatives feel isolated and won’t reveal their political views for fear of judgement.  We live... read more

The New Obama?

Last month, the Guardian ran a long profile of the 32 year-old Abdul El-Sayed, a doctor born to Egyptian immigrants, who is campaigning for Governor of Michigan.  The article quite unabashedly branded the young would-be politician as “the new Obama”, a “progressive... read more

A Catholic School Without Jesus?

I’m not Catholic, but I do recognize and respect that Catholic schools are, well, Catholic.  And who is one of the central figures of Catholicism, and Christianity as a whole?  Jesus.  While I don’t agree with tearing down Confederate statues on public property, I do... read more

The Politics of Silicon Valley

As one of the centers of the modern tech revolution, Silicon Valley and the tech industry have a growing economic power that could readily translate to political power.  While the tech world has typically been pretty aloof when it comes to politics, this most recent... read more

McCain is a Fighter

John McCain may be a controversial figure, and has certainly made his fair share of blunders over the course of his life, but at the same time, the man is a badass.  In Vietnam, McCain broke both arms and a leg when his plane was shot down, nearly drowned in a lake,... read more

Scaramucci Gone For Good?

When Scaramucci first appeared on the horizon, most people couldn’t believe he was real; it was like somebody took the worst parts of “Jersey Shore” and “Wolf of Wall Street” and put them into one person.  But just as quickly as he strutted onto the stage with... read more

Voter Fraud in Virginia

Through most of the 19th century, “machine politics”, as epitomized by the infamous Democratic-affiliated Tammany Hall, dominated New York City.  While organizations like Tammany helped empower the Irish who came to New York en masse during the 19th century, they were... read more

Trump Is Everywhere

Do you ever track the “trending” sidebar on your Facebook news feed?  You’ll see a lot of stories: Bartolo Colon joining the Braves, a news reporter reciting the longest official place name in Europe (the Welsh village... read more