Michael Eric Ross

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

Here’s Looking at Us, Kids
24 days 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 month 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
2 months 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
3 months 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...
Svengali Has Left the Building. Watch Out.
4 months ago
It was January 2017, just days after Donald Trump was inaugurated in the White House, and newly-minted White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon was talking to The Hollywood Reporter, plotting th...
Trumpcare Dies in the Senate. Cause: Pre-Existing Conditions
5 months ago
In recent days and weeks, the debate over the future of Trumpcare in the media has generated a kind of Health Metaphor Full Employment Act. You’ve read the words: Trumpcare was On Life Support. It was...