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Jobs for All!

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On April 25, 2018
I am now an official member of the Fake News Industry, as I have an op-ed in the New York Times arguing for a federal job guarantee. The potential is great for helping revive depressed communities. West Virginia could clean up its streams and roadsides while building better housing. Flint, Mich., could construct new water […]
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Not sure if this isn’t reading too much into the whole thing, but this is at the very least an interesting and somewhat provocative essay on fast food nostalgia, culminating in Donald Trump’s eating habits and appeal to a certain class of Americans. It’s no accident that fast foods tap so persistently into the national […]
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The aristocrats

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On April 24, 2018
Because we live in Donald Trump’s America, racists are feeling much freer to express their racism in various racist ways (I may be playing the race card here). For example, a former member of the Texas State Board of Education decided it would be a good idea to publicly ask ask a high school student […]
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Vineyard Monocultures

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On April 24, 2018
The massive growth of the wine industry has led to a very real problem–wine monocultures that transform ecologically complex places such as the hills of Napa County into carefully manicured landscapes that leave no room for the wild. That a lot of wineries require hillsides makes this worse, as many species exist on a pretty […]
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