backwoods nation

Bloodlust often presents itself as patriotism, and we as a country absolutely fucking love it. If you’ve been on the internet in the last few days, you might have noticed that it’s 2003 and everyone is falling in line to send more of our men and women to die in a foreign country based on…

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theoretical love for other people’s unborn children

It is not an exaggeration to say that I think about this sentence every single day. Every time I see someone of faith shamelessly overlook a key tenet of their beliefs in the name of a Republican politician who pretends to care about freedom of religion, I am reminded that for many people there is…

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on america and natural selection (kill the poor)

“When it comes time to pay, just a few weeks after getting a loan, most borrowers find they can’t afford to do so, according to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As a result, the vast majority of payday loans — 80% — are rolled over or renewed within two weeks. Most loans go to…

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first ever A/D hate mail roundup

For an audience the size of mine (not very big), I get a lot of emails from people who are very mad about how I portray disciples of our president and the party that has welcomed him with open arms. To be fair to almost half of the people in this country, it has been…

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what you believe is inconsequential

As is so often is the case, Christian proselytizing and political colonization worked hand-in-hand to whitewash into submission almost two millennia of native culture. One of the more normal but not actually normal things that I remember doing as a kid was stressing about how many people I talked to about Jesus. The guy was…

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we’re moving backwards

You can’t have progress without science, and that seems to be the point. This week, the Republican majority Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill that will allow students to tell their teachers “that’s not what my mom said” and not be penalized for it. The bill is called the Student Religious Liberties Act and…

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rage against the machine to reunite, remind everyone that america is up to some bad shit

The best band on earth is back, and this time it’s actually worth the hype. Rage Against the Machine, a band known for being very political and also very good, is coming back for a series of shows along the US-Mexico border next year. After the last countdown and news of a possible reunion, fans…

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beto isn’t punk, he’s just not very relatable

Maybe being cool and being a decent politician are mutually exclusive. If you’ve ever been part of a creative group like a band or artistic project, you probably know that one guy that’s a little different than everyone else. The guy that you look at and think, why is this dude using his time to…

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