I explain how reality shows and especially social media changed millennials, turning us into our own hype men/women and making us crave acceptance or fame by creating a version of high school that never really ends.
I explain why millennial-hatred is no different than how baby boomers were hated by the greatest generation, and how we might eventually hate the next generation’s habits. Then, I coin the phrase “The Degeneration Generation” to explain how millennials are actually less wealthy, less educated, underpaid, and not expected to live as long as their… Read More »
AL explains how the Citizens United decision changed not just the Republican Party (more dominant and corporate-beholden than ever) but is responsible for the Democratic Party’s hard swerve towards social issues. At a time when Democrats vowed to get serious about economic issues, they’re mostly discussing Dreamers, transrights, Confederate Statues, gun control, and Me Too–an… Read More »
Why Kamala Harris is the perfect candidate to take on Trump (who doesn’t handle criticism from black women well) in 2020, noting similar winning Democrats age, experience, and ambiguity. Also, her best strategy to win the nomination and why Mark Warner is the best VP to win the general election.
Why do all liberal movements experience such mission creep? What is it about the heart of liberals—always well-meaning in the beginning, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions—that keeps drifting to America’s most puritanical instincts? Why can “Occupy Wall Street,” “Black Lives Matter,” Sandernistas, the #MeToo Mafia, and other solid movements not… Read More »
I’m not sure there’s a woman alive I feel less sorry for than Monica Lewinsky. And before you start in that I’m slut-shaming her, keep in mind that I fully respected her decision to sleep with the President…until she didn’t, retroactively slut-shaming herself after listening to the rightwing’s and some women’s insistence for two decades that she… Read More »
AL explains how tax cuts kill jobs by 1. cutting government jobs to pay for them 2. giving the government less money to create new jobs (like construction for roads or hiring more teachers), 3. jobs are created by demand for things, which tax cuts don’t create, 4. and it gives already-thriving businesses an unfair… Read More »
I break down how Israel’s founding is eerily similar to the United States, and how their high-tech economy (including exporting water) could lead to a major expansionIIr
AL explains how the rightwing got Russia-fever through a mix of white panic (only America and Russia are majority white in the world’s ten most populated countries), Christian supremacy, 1% oil interests, and fears of the hard-to-define “New World Order.”
It’s time to end The War on Happiness. AL makes the case that the way to really stimulate the economy AND end mass shootings is not to make guns illegal but prostitution legal. Take it from sleazy alleyways to a thriving boutique industry like marijuana.