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My Presidential Address

Obviously, I’d be voted out of office after my first term for being too centrist. I. My fellow Americans. We live in troubled times. America is at a crossroads. Rarely, have we faced bigger challenges. Our mettle and our ideals are truly being tested. And yet, rarely have we been more polarized and more divided.…

Lungs on Fire

Here come the drums I. Am. Enraged. Raw. I try not to watch the news, but inevitably get caught up and it’s brutal on the psyche. There’s so much appropriately righteous anger and so many are breathing fire — frustrated rage, a bloody trail of history, atrocities never punished or rectified or even acknowledged, and…

#AllLivesMatter and Black on Black Crime as a Semantic Weapon

#AllLivesMatter Anyone who forcefully says #AllLivesMatter says it only as a sardonic, hostile response to #BlackLivesMatter. Invariably, in the same conversation they try to convince me (or themselves) how someone deserved to die without due process of law, which suggests that they don’t really believe that all lives matter. “#AllLivesMatter. I hope if you ever need the…