Trump Is Getting 4-1 Odds Of Being Impeached Within Six Months

Donald Trump hasn’t been sworn in yet and betting websites are already predicting he won’t last a full term. The betting website Paddy Power gave Trump 4-1 odds that he would be impeached within six months and 7-4 odds that he wouldn’t finish his first term. These odds are constantly changing and it’s noteworthy that Paddy Power also [Read More…]


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Republican Arrested After Grabbing Woman By Her Genitals

The infamous video of Trump bragging about grabbing women by their genitals was sadly not enough to cost him to presidency. Enough Americans either thought this wasn’t a big deal or that his other “qualities” outweighed him bragging about sexual assault. It still bothers me that such a video wasn’t enough to ruin the campaign of a [Read More…]


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Man Goes Viral After Reading Fake Books on Subway That Make Fun of Trump

These are dark times in politics so it’s nice to distract ourselves with some humor when we can. Scott Rogowsky of the YouTube series “Running Late” has gone viral for his latest video showing him reading outrageous fake books on a subway. These books poke fun at Trump and other ridiculous conservatives associated with him. My [Read More…]


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Majority of Republicans Think Artists Should Perform at Trump’s Inauguration If Asked

There have been several musical artists who have publicly stated they will not perform at Trump’s inauguration. This has sparked some discussion on what obligation people have to participate in such an event that they strongly disapprove of. To me, the answer is that no one should be forced to participate if they do not [Read More…]


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Dealing With Activist Burnout

I usually don’t write about my personal life much on my blog. However, lately I’ve been pretty burned out and it’s affected my writing and work in general, so I figured I’d address it with a general point. Activist burnout happens. There is so much suffering in the world and sometimes it can feel so [Read More…]


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Donald Trump says he doesn’t need daily intelligence briefings

In a recent interview, Donald Trump said that he doesn’t need daily intelligence briefings. Trump cited how he was a “smart person” as a reason to avoid being updated each day: “You know, I’m, like, a smart person. I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the [Read More…]


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What did a Muslim comedian learn from sitting next to Eric Trump during his flight?

Mohammed Amer was on his way to Scotland for a comedy tour when he found out he was upgraded to first class. Sitting next to him was Eric Trump, son of the President-elect. Amer shared his story about talking to Trump Jr. with the Huffington Post. Amer’s first thought was that this could be a great opportunity for more comedy material, [Read More…]


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Trump calls Time’s Person of the Year “politically correct”

Donald Trump is Time’s Person of the Year for 2016. This isn’t an endorsement from Time, but rather who was the most notable person this year and Trump certainly dominated the headlines. Upon receiving the title, Trump commented that the title was politically correct:  “They used to call it ‘Man of the Year,’ but they can’t do that [Read More…]


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Roland Martin Debates White Nationalist Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer, a known white nationalist, recently gained some notoriety lately as he shouted “Hail Trump” at a recent white nationalist meeting. Spencer believes whites are a superior group and seriously thinks they are oppressed in America and underrepresented in the workforce. Journalist Roland Martin absolutely destroys such arguments in the video below. The one area that Martin [Read More…]


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Can Respectful Dialogue Reduce Political Polarization?

Now that I’ve had some time to process the election, I’ve been thinking about ways I can best help out. Yes, I’ll certainly try to do even more with political activism and science communication, but I’d also like to add a different area. I’m going to try and talk to those outside my political bubble. [Read More…]


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