“Death, Taxes, Cal Ripken, Jr.” These words along with a larger than life image of Baseball’s “Iron Man” were prominently displayed for many years in downtown Baltimore.
My frustration with the recent public discourse surrounding events relating to the United States Postal Service is indicative of my frustration with that of our politics in general these days.
In the lead up to the 2016 election, some on the left (most publicly Susan Sarandon) argued that Donald Trump was a preferential choice to Hillary Clinton because his chaotic nature would wake Americans up to the structural rot permeating our sociopolitical body.
Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes by Jesse Crall Occasionally, people take issue with my tendency to focus critiques on Democrats. But Donald Trump draws easy and constant ire from my left-leaning circles. As economic commentator Dylan Ratigan says “The Village Idiot is acting like a Village Idiot again.” It serves neitherContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 12: Criticizing Republicans”
Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes by Jesse Crall Throughout this episode, I stress how many of our problems are downstream from the economy. Because the United States remains the sole empire in the world, our economic structure boasts global consequences. Since post-WWII America’s international role facilitates the mass movementContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 11: Keeping It Real On Climate”
Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes by Jesse Crall Last week, political commentator Michael Brooks died from a sudden illness. I shared the following in other spaces and thought I’d reprint it here: Through his work on his eponymous YouTube show and The Majority Report, Michael produced a remarkable arrayContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 10: Michael Brooks & Empathy”
Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes By Victoria Lynn Hall This is what my life was like when I thought being engaged in politics meant watching the news and voting: And this is what my life has been like since getting more involved in politics during this primary season: It’sContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 9: Progressive Possibilities”
Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes By Victoria Lynn Hall According to Stars and Stripes these young Soldiers Died in Afghanistan in 2019: Born in 1995 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr. 25, was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2019. Born in Hawaii, heContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 8: The Last Time We Talk About Russia”
Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes By Victoria Lynn Hall I greatly admire author, activist and former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson and one of the many reasons I became a grassroots volunteer for her campaign was because of her stance on foreign policy in general as well as her specific proposal forContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 7: Peace > Partisanship”
Click here to listen to full episode on YouTube Show Notes By Victoria Lynn Hall As I alluded to at the top of this episode, I spent some time on Facebook this week arguing with people on whether “Defund The Police” was an effective slogan. However, I also spent time reading articles about defunding theContinue reading “Ask Jesse Episode 6: Fund Peace”