Christopher A. King

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Five Reasons the Sexual Revolution Has Been a Disaster

Hegel famously wrote that the owl of Minerva flies only at dusk, meaning that history’s unfolding is most plainly seen in retrospect. With all due …

Me Too movement

The Friendly Mask Of The Orwellian Oligarchy Is Slipping Off

<i>This piece was reprinted by OpEdNews with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the …

It's Time for Police to Start Snitching

Communities of color are actually disproportionately likely to report crimes—it’s police themselves who have maintained a corrosive culture of silence.<p>A 911 caller living in a nonwhite neighborhood snitches.<p>A man wearing a black hoodie “busted both my truck windows out,” the caller reported on …

Justice

How to clean the air at home with houseplants

The air quality in London (and indeed in many major cities) is a serious cause for concern. Our capital's air pollution levels routinely exceed the …

Wonder what Michelle Wolf said to make everyone so mad? Read it here.

“What would I do without Megyn Kelly? Probably be more proud of women.”<p>Michelle Wolf’s monologue at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday has stirred up an unexpected amount of controversy. The former <i>Daily Show</i> correspondent and host of the upcoming Netflix show <i>The Break</i> took a number …

How to answer the ‘sell me this pen/pencil’ question in a job interview

I’ve been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in <i>The Wolf</i> …

Employment

Is It Time to Admit the 'Grotesque Caricature' of White Evangelicals Is the Reality?

There’s no doubt that evangelicalism seems to have an image problem, especially since its overwhelming alliance with Trump.This week dozens of …

Never Enough Money? Here's Why--and It Has Nothing to Do With the Economy

It's not access to money that determines your future wealth, it's your relationship with money that does it.<p>What's one of the top discussions in the startup world? Money. The lack of it, access to it, and the future potential for it.<p>Honestly? Investment money is not difficult to access at all. When …

Greed will send them all to prison. And Mueller will put them there, one way or another.

I am not by nature a greedy person. As a father of four, with a stint as a single parent, I long ago decided that as long as they were cared for, …

The “Active Shooter” Is the State

Mar 29, 2018<p>5 Min read time<p>Moving from liberal gun reform to a truly radical movement will require us to make the connection between interpersonal …

Psychological Science says Trump is a Four Year Old

It’s quite impossible to watch president Trump for any length of time and remain unperturbed. He possesses what psychoanalysts call "high …

Arming Teachers, Killing Education: Why Trump's Proposal Has Nothing to Do With Safety

Donald Trump takes part in a listening session on gun violence with pre-selected teachers and students in the State Dining Room of the White House on …

Education

Black brown people joining 2nd Amendment Movement may save America

(Image by Egberto Willies) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>When black and brown people talk about open carry and the 2nd Amendment, they do …

Guns

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

Great Depression

Is the War on Christmas really a proxy war for white supremacy?

Sociologist Randall Blazak explains how Christmas became a battlefield, and how white men lost the American Dream<p>The War on Christmas is a myth. Yet so many Republicans, Donald Trump voters and other conservatives are apparently obsessed with it. Why is this?<p>Today's conservative movement is …

10 most amazing lines from the new Trump book (that we know of so far)

<b>(CNN) —</b> Journalist Michael Wolff's new book documenting the first year of Donald Trump's presidency isn't out until next week, but the excerpts we got on Wednesday have already had a major impact -- leading the President to torch former senior strategist Steve Bannon.<p>There's lots and lots more news …

Donald Trump

Authoritarianism Expert Believes Trump May Be Blackmailing Lindsey Graham and Other Republicans with Hacked Emails

Sarah Kendzior, a journalist with expertise on authoritarian regimes, appeared with host Joy Reid on MSNBC to discuss the bizarre public deference to …

Congress fiddles while America burns

Nothing to see here, folks. No Russia collusion. Look over there! Tax cuts!<p>Have you listened to the president lately? Every time he faces a microphone, he’s talking about collusion. Well, “no collusion” anyway. “What has been shown is no collusion, no collusion,” he said after his former National …

Author Brian Klaas: Is Trump an “aspiring despot” or a “bumbling showman”? Yes!

Author of “The Despot’s Apprentice” on the “long-term corrosion of democracy” that won’t end when Trump is gone<p>The presidency of Donald Trump has forced the American people to confront questions most of us had never before considered possible. What happens when a president has no respect for the …

Frightening ways Trump’s America mirrors Hitler’s Germany

<b>(Getty/Brett Carlsen)</b><p>Even the usually restrained Barack Obama warns Americans we’re slipping dangerously close to authoritarianism<p>Thom Hartmann<p>December 19, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>President Obama has come right out and said it: "You have to tend to this garden …

Political Science

The conservative case to fire Robert Mueller, explained

It relies on four pieces of “evidence.”<p>On May 17, President Donald Trump’s close ally Newt Gingrich tweeted that former FBI Director Robert Mueller was a “superb choice” to lead the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.<p>But now, as …

The Nationalist's Delusion

Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.<p>THIRTY YEARS AGO, nearly half of Louisiana voted for a Klansman, and the media struggled to explain why.<p>It was 1990 and David Duke, the former grand …

Political Science

Moore, Trump and the Right’s New Religion

I have lived my whole life with a Republican Party with which I disagreed, but at least understood.<p>The first election I can remember was the presidential election of 1980. I was 10 years old. I didn’t know much about politics or party platforms. I only knew that the former peanut-farmer president, …

Donald Trump

WTF is wrong with rich people?

<b>(Salon/Ilana Lidagoster)</b><p>The rich are greedy and selfish, and offshore schemes make them even richer<p>Lucian k. Truscott<p>November 11, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>I live in Sag Harbor, New York, out on the East End of Long Island in the Hamptons. The village of Sag Harbor was founded in 1707, and the house I rent …

Jared Kushner

The dangerous cult of Donald Trump

I am not the first person to point this out: There’s been a cultish quality to<p>President Trump’s most ardent supporters. He seemed to acknowledge the phenomenon when he boasted that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not lose voters.<p>Throughout the campaign, and in …

John Kelly calls Robert E. Lee “honorable,” and Ta-Nehisi Coates schools him

<b>John Kelly (AP/Luis Soto)</b><p>Trump’s chief of staff turns out to be very similar to his boss<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>October 31, 2017 1:16pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump's chief of staff, John Kelly, is being publicly schooled by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates after making asinine statements about the outbreak of the …

America’s military won’t save us from Trump’s fascism

There’s a dark lesson about military power and fascism in John Kelly’s attack on a grieving widow<p>When fascism comes to America it will arrive in a style and form that fits our country. Fascism is poison; America's political culture and institutions are the container.<p>American fascism will be …

Russia Is Using Marxist Strategies, and So Is Trump

Moscow's meddling in the U.S. election was aimed at stoking social tensions. Sound familiar?<p>Karl Marx and his followers argued that revolutionaries should disrupt capitalist societies by "heightening the contradictions." Russia used a version of that Marxist idea in its efforts to disrupt the 2016 …

Political Science

Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction

Will President Trump’s assault on the norms underpinning constitutional democracy permanently alter American political life?<p>On a daily basis, Trump tests the willingness of the public to accept a president who lies as a matter of routine. So far, Trump has persuaded a large swath of America to …

To many Americans, being patriotic means being white

Vice President Pence portrayed his walk out of Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers as an of act patriotism.<p>Pence’s remarks followed President Trump’s lead in trying to make the NFL players’ national anthem protests of racial inequality in America about patriotism …