Michael Eric Ross

Author and journalist Michael Eric Ross writes from Los Angeles. His writing has also appeared in TheWrap, Medium, PopMatters, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, msnbc.com, Salon, The Root, Wired, BuzzFeed, and other publications. 

Florida's Gubernatorial Primary Colors
4 months ago
FLORIDA FLORIDA FLORIDA: it’s the ultimate swing state, crazy from the heat of the weather or its own legislative invention, a lawless free-fire zone with guns more abundant than in the wild wild West. And with roughly nine weeks left before the November elections, the Sunshine State’s gubernatorial race is shaping up as the one to watch, thanks to an upset no one thought possible, a racist dog-whistle everyone knew was probably inevitable, and the reliable intrinsic potential for surprise commo...
More Time with the Family
a year ago
A new year, like a new broom, sweeps clean, at least for a while. Before and after the start of this still minty-fresh jaunt around the sun called 2018, several Republican lawmakers have decided not to seek re-election. The rush for the out doors will include the retirements of relative newcomers to Congress and an institutional lion of the Senate. These exits, the ones that came before, and those likely to follow in the months between now and November have dire implications for a Republican par...
Here’s Looking at Us, Kids
a year ago
Refugees in frantic, desperate motion. Bellicose leaders bristling with weapons and eager for confrontation. A world driven by conflicts and war. The emerging spectre of Nazis and extremism. We’re tal...
Anatomy of a Tragedy
a year ago
“It’s never been so personal,” says Hana Barkowitz, an infectiously upbeat member of the Kent State College Democrats, in a frank assessment of the waging of the war of the 2016 presidential campaign,...
American Carnage, Trump Edition
a year ago
What happened Sunday night on the Las Vegas strip was perversely, singularly American. The nation’s sense of its size, its culture, its broad existential vistas, its romance with armada, its literal a...
The, Um, Evolution of Donald Trump II
a year ago
Don't let your mouth write a check your ass can't cash. — Folk saying variously ascribed to 50s rock legend Bo Diddley and the author Charles Portis __________ Sooner or later, every autocrat finds it...