humanity

Humanity topics include pieces on the real lives of politicians, legislators, activists, women in politics and the everyday voter.

Michael Blair2 years ago
The Grief Industry
On the evening of the Manchester bombing, there were several tweets of condolence from a variety of people. Some "celebrities" many of the public and some leading politicians. I noticed a few tweets a...
Guillermo Calvo2 years ago
Reflections on Political Insults and Incoherence
Perhaps my writing and my sharing of information that I find relevant during this Orwellian period (hopefully not an epoch) in United States history is proving somewhat meaningful, at least as gauged ...
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Jasmine 2 years ago
Black Republicans?!
Black Republicans are not a major topic in the mainstream media, and the reason for that is simple: to them, we don't exist. Black conservatives are largely kept out of sight and out of mind, and the ...
Guillermo Calvo2 years ago
It’s Not as Painful as It’s Made Out to Be
Headlines concerning the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of the proposed GOP replacement for Obamacare scream that 23 million Americans will be deprived of health care if it passes. As too often...
Amy King2 years ago
The Manchester Attack
They tell you as a kid that if a boy pulls your pigtails, it means he likes you. As you get older and boys grow meaner, it's because they're intimidated and need to assert their masculinity. So what d...
David Bulley2 years ago
How Close Are You to Being a Terrorist?
After 9/11, most people in the industrialized modern world asked ourselves an important question. How could anyone do such a thing? For most of us the question was merely rhetorical. But for social sc...
Manchester Tragedy Sees Suicide Bomber ID'd, Humanity Rising
Terror has hit the world's youngest, and once again, humanity is showing its resolve. Pop sensation Ariana Grande had just finished her concert in a packed Manchester Arena when concertgoers heard a l...
We Must Stand Together
Everywhere I look I am reminded of the barbaric event that happened yesterday in Manchester. For those who aren’t up to speed, 22 people attending Ariana Grande’s concert in the Manchester Arena were ...
David Bulley2 years ago
That's Stupid
For several years now I have administered discipline in high schools and middle schools, which has given me a unique insight into human behavior and American culture. Our children are tiny, carnival m...
Guillermo Calvo2 years ago
Delusions
Delusions Cassandra sits alone in a dark room in Eternity’s basement, it makes little difference, she’s blind and no one ever pays her any mind anyway. No one ever has, no one ever will. Pity. Still, ...
Katy Preen2 years ago
Manchester's Defiance in the Face of Violence
This morning I woke up to the news that there had been a terrorist attack in my home city. It seemed unreal, like it was almost a dream. The last time that I woke up from what I thought was a lucid dr...
Mickey Finn2 years ago
Dear Mr. Trump...
Dear Mr. Trump, I want to pity you, I really do. However, I have no idea what you thought the outcome of your candidacy would be. Your scorn and derision for President Obama are simply being repaid, i...
Janine Addison2 years ago
Don't Touch Me
Hehhehehehe. Yes that is giggling and it will continue to be giggling. When 45 got elected, there were many close ups of the new First Lady and one face that was especially telling was when he turned around after smiling at her and she went back totally at least looking very upset. Now whether she was or not, only she is going to know. What it did show however is that body language is a muthafucka. Disdain and hatred cannot be hidden and though our faces and our tones may be better at controllin...
Felicity Harley2 years ago
Will the Past Sins of this Country Continue to Define Our Karma?
I was recently in Clarksdale in the Delta region of Mississippi. It has a bitter sweet history. Before the arrival of the European settlers Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians occupied this region which int...
Guillermo Calvo2 years ago
Societal Maladies
Societal Maladies, How to Recognize and Treat Them, a Hypothesis It seems clear that society suffers from serious maladies that negatively impact honesty, decency and equitable and fair conflict resol...
Myth of Trump Regret
With Trump's polls showing him to be the least popular president in modern American history, many Democrats and political groups have assumed that voters may have felt remorse about voting Republican ...
Riley Raul Reese2 years ago
What To Do If Your State Turns Red
The Republican party has gone under fire from both Democrats and independent voters for the many controversial or downright corrupt movements they have made over the past 100 days. That being said, mo...
Mickey Finn2 years ago
Rush Limbaugh is a Liberal
When you here the terms “Liberal” and “Conservative” you attach good and bad connotations to them. That’s partly because the root word of “liberal” is “liberty” so it gets associated with freedom and ...