You might be a Trump enabler if ….

You might be a Trump enabler if ….

“Trump fatigue” is a favorite topic lately. It’s joining the longtime talk about Trump’s destruction of norms, and his normalizing of dismissiveness, one-uppances, and constant contradictions. We like to talk about Trump as though he is the reason for collapse...
The anti-woman vibe of witch hunts

The anti-woman vibe of witch hunts

Cheryl Weatherford Being a practitioner of witchcraft has been a part of my life since I was a young girl. I always found comfort in the earth, singing in the rain, soaking up the sun, and  cleansing my spirit with warmth and light. Today, I continue to educate...
Say ‘No’ to Nasty

Say ‘No’ to Nasty

The angry, curse-driven phrase jumped out during Howard Schultz’s announcement he was considering a run for president. “You egotistical billionaire asshole,” shouted a man, chiding Schultz for possibly contributing to a future Trump victory. I admit, it was a little...
Blocking the wrong people: back in Facebook jail

Blocking the wrong people: back in Facebook jail

In March, Facebook announced a new ban on white nationalist, white separatist, and white supremacist content. Latisha McDaniel Grife For many, this seemed like a long overdue policy change.  Others said they would believe it when they see it. For me, this policy fails...
Liz Bennett: open, bold, bi and progressive

Liz Bennett: open, bold, bi and progressive

The national political scene is all abuzz over Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema and her boldly femme presentation of open bisexuality at her swearing-in ceremony while touting boldly progressive policies. Turns out Iowa has its own “Sinema,” a female politician almost more...
The best of protest music

The best of protest music

Every year, I dive through the music industry’s “best of” lists, looking for albums and artists that made a splash or flew under my radar. Ross Clowser This January, scrolling through lists from NPR, Pitchfork, the Guardian, and other tastemakers, one pattern became...