The Real Reason Americans Hate Politicians

Newsflash! Americans really dislike politicians. In fact, I would argue that if you offered every American a lineup that included Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Ted Cruz 90% of us would use the word hatred at some point. According to...
Understanding American Racism, Part II: Legacy

Understanding American Racism, Part II: Legacy

Part I of this series offered perspectives on the history of racism in the United States. While the perspectives themselves can certainly be critiqued and disagreed with, slavery, the Civil War, segregation, and the Civil Rights Movement all undeniably happened and so...
The End of the American Century

The End of the American Century

The American Century is over. The country no longer wants to be tied down by the principles and laws of international relations that we helped create. America is tired of managing the system of global governance created after the allied victory in World War II. Most...
The Blue Tsunami

The Blue Tsunami

With a mixture of relief and disappointment everyone examining the midterm elections agreed that there was no ‘Blue Wave’. Democrats did gain the majority in the House, and history was made across the country at all levels of the electoral process in terms of...
A Different Perspective on the Midterm Elections

A Different Perspective on the Midterm Elections

Politics in this country has become a black-and-white proposition with less and less room for moderation on an issue. As the narrative goes, if you are an African-American then of course are going to vote one way, but if you are a rural white Christian you will...
The Tao of American Politics

The Tao of American Politics

For many, politics has become a winner-take-all battle between liberalism and conservatism for the future of America. The country is trapped in a spiral of radical and extremist views increasingly expressed in the form of hatred for anyone who disagrees. At their...
Why I Continue to Try to Understand Conservatives

Why I Continue to Try to Understand Conservatives

According to today’s political narrative I have every reason to be part of the furious and fed up masses on the left attacking conservatives every chance I get. I’m a biracial African-American male from a lower middle-class background who has had to rely on federal...