Trump’s insight into America’s vote count is rather remarkable

“If you count the legal votes, I easily win”

Trump’s outrage at the election is driven by a remarkable insight he has into the votes that have been cast.

Trump knows, for one, that if we count the legal votes, he wins. He also knows that millions of illegal votes…

Nostalgia for the good old days

My Facebook circle is about at 40% of what it used to be. I think the heyday for me was around 2013 when SCOTUS overturned DOMA. Seas of HRC red faces feeling very joyful and self satisfied by their clictivism.

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unslash

There was a time when I knew of two very…

Antifa and BLM take over: A Thought Experiment

Ok. White guys. Straight guys. Christian guys. We need to talk. Here’s a thought experiment.

Antifa and BLM join forces and overthrow Trump and hack into all the nukes and and burn the constitution and declare that we’re starting a new country.

Victory!

55 delegates are sent to the Second Constitutional…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Donald Trump, and Nuance

I did my graduate work at an Evangelical Christian school. A breathtaking, remarkable place by so many measures, deeply unlike whatever comes to mind when you hear of Evangelical Christian education. But a flawed and human organization as well, that would break my heart in a variety of ways.

Years…

Voting third-party (or not voting at all) is anything but revolutionary, you clueless child

Capitalist commodification of revolutionary imagery

Look, I can probably out-radical-cred 98% of my peer group, maybe 99% of America. Medicaid for all? So 2012. I’m ready for single payer healthcare, universal basic income, and housing as a guaranteed right. You want gun control? I’m ready to abolish the second amendment. Overturn Citizen’s United. Publicly fund…

Nations’ elite forces join together to face unprecedented threat

Facing credible threats to the very fabric of American society unseen in our country’s tender 244 history, President Trump has done what was previously only conceivable in books written by Tom Clancy or movies staring Steven Seagal. …

Trans people, people of color, and especially Black trans women have born an unjust amount of the weight of hatred and bigotry the rainbow umbrella covers

I think it was at pride two years ago, maybe three, when I first saw the above flag design: white, pink, blue, brown, black, jutting into the more familiar rainbow of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

I was not immediately a fan. But I overheard some trans folks…

A dear friend of mine, a pastor, recently asked people on Facebook to share why they personally have left the church. This isn’t a new question, but I have a lot of thoughts about it that are new to me.

I was raised as an Evangelical Christian, attended an Evangelical…

The aftermath of the Evangelical life is filled with holy ghosts

“For ridding oneself of faith is like boiling seawater to retrieve the salt — something is gained but something is lost.”

Zadie Smith, White Teeth

I remember when my partner first introduced her closest friend as “Post-Christian.” While probably not the most salient identity marker for most Americans, it…

Tucker FitzGerald

Father, partner, visual designer in Seattle. Deeply curious about justice and equality.

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