This is a top-of-mind set of thoughts having just read Jill Stein’s interview with the Washington Post’s editorial board. The short version? My statement still holds: Stein’s a menu with no restaurant. She is articulate, intelligent, and pretty informed. But I find her lacking on an issue that she and I have much in common … More The Post is right: #JillStein is spinning a fairy tale on #climatechange action
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” Mark Twain It’s been almost two weeks since I returned from the DNC in Philly. The usually easy-going affairs where the party anoints its presidential candidate wasn’t so easy going. It was intense. I slept little while I inundated with party messages. … More Bernie delegate? Green Democrat? Critical Participant.
While I attended the DNC in Philly, I found myself thinking a lot about my son and my mother. My mother is a strong woman of her generation (born 1948). She’s educated, organized, and capable. And like women of her generation, she’s faced a kind of sexist garbage that’s well past time to end. How many … More I wrote a letter to my son about my mom. Since it’s about Hillary Clinton too, I’m sharing it.
I don’t know what to say about what’s happening in Syria. This is all I can say. Condolences feel thin. Like many, I feel helpless seeing Omran Daqneesh. As my friend Anne said, “He could be my son. He could be any one of our sons. He belongs to all of us.” What terrible parents … More OMRAN. ALEPPO.
[Updated Thursday 8.11.2016 & 8.24.2016] Watch the video below friends. In it, Jill Stein, presidential nominee of the Green Party* targets the United States for its exceptionalism, arguing that we shouldn’t vaunt said exceptionalism. Fair enough. As a progressive environmentalist who thinks the American “government’s economy and the economy’s government” have created an empire, I’m somewhat sympathetic … More Why I’m not voting for #JillStein for president and neither should you.