If freedom isn’t free, how come I can’t sell it?

I don't know about you, but I would sell it and use the money to get something more practical. Why would anyone want to sell their freedom? That sounds awful! But when you think about it, "freedom" isn't much of anything at all. I'm just saying. Maybe we could all be a little less clingy about … Continue reading If freedom isn’t free, how come I can’t sell it?

Me and Trotsky walk into a Market Basket (Why I am a bad socialist)

I am a bad socialist. Well, I don’t necessarily think I’m bad, but I can see why other socialists would think so. In fact, they’re quite justified to think so. Perhaps nothing sheds more light on just how bad a socialist I am than my reaction to this summer’s worker uprising at Market Basket. For … Continue reading Me and Trotsky walk into a Market Basket (Why I am a bad socialist)

Election is not a Dirty Word

Guys, let's win. After all these decades of defeat, infighting, and general obscurity, the time is now for the left to develop a broad, cooperative national strategic framework. Ours is no age for complacent, self-satisfied defeat, ideological purity video games, or boutique dilettante circle-jerking. If we make a run at it, we've got a shot. No run, … Continue reading Election is not a Dirty Word

TUESDAY JUNKIE: Good News! (Yes, Really)

Yes, as though on cue or in the spirit of Solstice Week, I have some truly good news to share in today's post. Not only is it good news, it's good news regarding specific issues we've brought to your attention in these very posts. It's like powerful people out there are listening to me! (Yeah, … Continue reading TUESDAY JUNKIE: Good News! (Yes, Really)

Tuesday Junkie: Netanyahu is a Huge Prick with no Redeeming Qualities

  First of all, the sound of his voice doesn't match up with the way he looks, and it's disconcerting to watch him talk. Even without the mismatch, he talks like the sort of person who is going to murder you. In any event, while my insult isn't truly based in these superficial judgments, neither … Continue reading Tuesday Junkie: Netanyahu is a Huge Prick with no Redeeming Qualities

LAUNCH: The Work is Life Campaign

Wikipedia defines work-life balance as a "concept including proper prioritizing between 'work' (career and ambition) and 'lifestyle' (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation)." Surely, you've at least heard the term thrown about here or there. Sometimes it's a simple discussion of whether employer requirements or pure workaholism prevents people from eating food and playing … Continue reading LAUNCH: The Work is Life Campaign

Spiritual Bullshit

Wednesday was May Day. You may know that, but you probably didn't think about it very much. It's just one more bright holiday in which we don't really get to participate in this joyless culture of ours. I've talked about this many times. We generally blow the holidays we manage to celebrate and skip altogether … Continue reading Spiritual Bullshit