Before the Exodus There Was Visibility

This has been a weird holiday season. I feel like since the election last year I’ve been saying that for each Jewish holiday. It’s like Trump has codified a modern American bigotry. This Passover the 🙄 has ranged from the benign, well-meaning gentile telling me about their non-Jewish seder1 to articles claiming…

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Friendly Holiday Reminder

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially Christmas season. I just wanted to give a gentle reminder that Christmas isn’t everyone’s goal. If it is your holiday, that is great. But many of us have our own winter holidays, not always analogous to Christmas, and aren’t in need of a Christmas. Basically,…

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Yellow Journalism

So a while back I realized that my Facebook feed had become a little cocoon of news and sites that mirrored only my opinions or at least came close. Following the lead of a couple of good friends, I began to expand the sites I had in my feed to…

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Calling All White Folk

So the day before the Unite the Right rally, I posted on my Facebook page that I was tired and was going to log off for a bit. It wasn’t just that rally that had worn me down, it was a ton of smaller things leading up to it. For…

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That Transgender-Military Kerfuffle

It’s already been a whole week (or alternately, it’s only been a week?) since Trump posted his tweet policy update banning trans individuals from serving in the US military in any way. Since then the fervor has died down a bit because Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford wrote a…

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March for Science!

There’s another march this weekend, this time for science. That’s fucking ridiculous because it’s science. I get protest marches and marches about upholding traditions like divulging tax returns, but science? We’re now protesting for core Enlightenment values? Actually, that makes a lot of sense for this administration. Next up are probably more of those…

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