Americans Face Brutality, Arrest at Carrizo Springs Detention Center Protest

Protests have erupted around the country as Americans are increasingly alarmed at the conditions being reported in immigrant detention centers. The situation grows more dire as reports of injury, death, sexual assaults, and the separation of children from families reach the public through various advocacy groups and public officials. Some protestors have been arrested, but no where else have allegations of brutatlity surfaced until the July 3 events unfolded in Carrizo Springs, Texas.

Sex, Celebrity and the Inconvenience of Poverty

As activists battle over women's right to autonomy and ending abortion via the “Heartbeat Bill’, there are millions of people being forgotten and much more at stake than meets the eye.

But what can I actually do about election justice?

Cheerleading progressive favorites isn't enough to save the world, and neither is proclaiming that the system is hopelessly corrupt.

#NewDealOrNoDeal

A viable plan to repair our campaign finance issues so we can get necessary representation, then resolve our economy so we can use it.

Our Hearts Are Full

Too full for the powerful, not enough for the downtrodden.

Onward Christian Soldiers

The world is watching. If you believe, then God is watching too.

Wednesday November 7 --- And What Comes Next

'OK, what do we do now?' We help each other up. We dust off the debris. We count the casualties, supplies, and ammo. We briefly mourn the dead. Then we keep fighting like hell for each other.

Just (Don't) Do It

A short piece of prose regarding the usurping of our democracy

The New 'Queer' Scare

This is the age of disinformation to be sure, but this is playing on that peer pressure... that pressure that says "what, are you gay?"

A Christian Take on Progressivism

As we know, the Christian Right has a conservative bias when it comes to politics. That bias does not often line up with the words of Jesus Christ.

Progressives #Insist; Liberals Only #Resist

Because we #Insist on a better world, we cannot be complacent.

Verifiable Facts and Hard Decisions Pt. I

In a world of 'fake news', you can still find the truths to build your worldview.

Justice For All

This is about as low as a political party in its unmitigated desire for power can get.  

Meghan McCain Knows Nothing About Social Democracy or Democratic Socialism

Here's the thing: if you claim you have that much experience in this field, you should at the very least be able to explain and define those terms.

Through The Distortion, Flickerings of Illumination

As these examples show, our overseas mass killers, the military, provide the U.S. persona with an edgy chaos that's psychopathically hip in a Training Day meets Apocalypse Now sort of way.

MMT Cures Cult Addiction

MMT will not make racism and xenophobia go away and there will still be a need to understand that Black Lives Matter.  But still, it will be as big of step in the right direction that the gains made in the 1960s were. 

Gay American History pt. III

Lesbian voices in American History are often faint, sometimes distorted, but always present.

Not Radicals, but Self-Propagandizers & Fashionistas

This analysis may seem pessimistic or cynical to some. It isn’t. It is merely a description of a specific phenomenon: life at the center of the Empire, life in what used to be called “the belly of the beast.”

The Trump Administration's Plot to Kill Government Agencies

It is the oligarchy, much as it was before, only now without any semblance of secrecy or shame.

Gay American History, Part II

When you are seen as "what's wrong with the world," the cure isn't really designed to help you.

Marrying the Social and Economic Revolutions

One of the biggest divides I've seen on the Left is not knowing whether to focus on social issues or economic issues, or believing one is vastly more important and the other is irrelevant.

Progressive Poetry: 'It's Not The Time (Lost Causes)'

This poem is part of an ongoing Real Progressives collaborative series. Submit your Progressive Poetry today!

Identity Theft & the Body's Disappearance, Part 1

This is the new socialization, identity eugenics, in action. 

True Caliber: Targeting the Real Issues of Gun Violence

Whether it is the victims of the Parkland shooting, or Black Lives Matter protesting more black lives lost, it seems that the issue is not going to end any time soon without real results and real moves to change them.

A Journey Through a Failing System: Special Education

I was called rude and unforgiving names, and treated as a thing instead of as a person. It made it almost impossible for me to make friends. I can personally say not only does it affect you in your early years, but it also affects you in your later years as well.