Category Archives: Slogged

Hate Trumped Love: Why, How, And What Now?

Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States That vomit-inducing sentence is particularly awful for me to write, because of the crow I’ve had to eat recently (from myself mostly, because I punish myself more than anyone else … Continue reading

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Election Day 2016 Final Thoughts

It’s (almost) over. While the earthquake of the 2008 election of Barack Obama, America’s first black president, was synonymous with “hope & change,” the aftershock of the 2016 election between the first female presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the anti-Obama … Continue reading

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The American Gun Debate: How Can We Curb Gun Violence?

Last New Year’s Eve, in Florida, a mother shot her daughter to death because she thought she was an intruder. In California, a father killed his son’s bedridden mother, girlfriend and friend before the son wrestled the gun away and … Continue reading

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Dear Republicans, You Need to Evolve, Part 2

(UPDATED: December 8, 2015) Dear Grand Old Party, Hey. It’s me. Listen, I know we don’t get along. At all. The animosity has gotten out of hand at times but who hasn’t forced their roommate to invade another guy’s house based on … Continue reading

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Dear Republicans: Not To Trample On Your Religious Liberty, But You Got to Evolve

The best view death I’ve ever read was from Steve Jobs, a former hippie who became one of the biggest corporate icons of the modern era. In other words, he was a Frankenstein monster conservatives and liberals still love to debate. He … Continue reading

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The Times, They Are A-Changin’: Old Media, New Media, How They Shape Our World – And How We Shape Them

(UPDATED: 6/20/2015) Media is changing. Newspapers are going the way of the dinosaurs. The Internet, once praised as a bastion of political activism, has become a battlefield. On Friday, a feature piece published in The New York Times detailed one … Continue reading

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A White Guy on Women in Hollywood and Feminism on Film

I’m a privileged white guy in America and, as patron saint of comedy Louis C.K., that makes a huge difference. What I find detestable as a person is when other men (and sometimes even women) are ignorant of the forces … Continue reading

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Consuming Nostalgia: The Re-packaging and Selling of Our Cultural Identity

Say ’em with me, one breath: Alien, Predator, Terminator, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Beetlejuice, Beverly Hills Cop, Blade Runner, Mad Max, Planet of the Apes, Die Hard, Triplets, Conan the Barbarian, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park (ragged breath) . . . 3 versions … Continue reading

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Newsmen: Days Of Future Past

Whew, well that all happened fast. In the span of a week, one of America’s most famous newscasters was suspended without pay after mixing up his versions of reality, America’s most famous fake newscaster MORE trusted than any of America’s … Continue reading

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The American “American Sniper” Debate of America

It’s a telling trend in all media, but most often in film, to slap the word “American” as a adjective in a title, usually if they can’t think of anything better. Sometimes this is justified (there is, after all, la deceivingly-pleasant … Continue reading

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