It’s difficult to remember the exact moment I began to accept that Donald Trump would become the next President of the United States. All I know is that it was early in the morning and that no amount of alcohol could overcome the anxiety that seeped throughout my body until I lay frozen in place. […]Read more "Post-Mortem: Election 2016"
The one thing about my generation and the ones coming up is that, for the most part, we are truly more empathetic and accepting than any generation that’s come before us. The irony, of course, is that we had to learn it from the generations who came before us. We learned it from their own […]Read more "Younger Americans Have a Bright Future–If We Have One At All"
Anyone with internet access has to be aware of the life sentence handed down to Ross Ulbricht, the founder of Silk Road, which served as a virtual black market for whatever drugs a person desired. Like most things in this country, the prevailing voices fall towards the fringe: Ross is either a Libertarian hero who has […]Read more "Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, and Our Collective Stupidity"
The following is something I wrote in 2007. It was actually a research paper/persuasive essay for someone who was too lazy to do their own work in college. But given how popular marijuana is these days, it seems relevant since most don’t know the history behind the law is (unsurprisingly) full of corruption and corporate […]Read more "Reefer Politics: The History Behind the Illegalization of Marijuana"
This morning I was woken up from a dream where President Obama was lecturing America on terror, religion, and why we need to realize we’re all on a giant carbon ball orbiting through space. Then I realized I fell asleep with CNN on like the old man I am, and that Obama actually gave that […]Read more "Obama, The Muslim (Chapter 10 from Life On a Treadmill)"