We Are Living in Harry Potter 5

I first read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix over ten years ago, and at the time I thought that it was the worst-written book of the series. To a certain extent, some of my reservations of the book still exist, but overall, I feel as though it has aged very well, andContinue reading “We Are Living in Harry Potter 5”

Parable: The Best Buy Security Guard

Imagine two teenage boys hanging around a Best Buy after hours, one of whom was applying there as a security guard. The applicant thought that if he wore an Apple Watch he would be more likely of getting the job. The friend, with whom he had done lots of business transactions (most of them shady)Continue reading “Parable: The Best Buy Security Guard”

Please Take Our Concerns Seriously

Dear Republican friends, We need to have a little chat. I think that over the course of the last two years we have talked over each other. Neither the Democrats, nor the Republicans have a stellar record for listening to the other, but this is a time where we need to change that. We needContinue reading “Please Take Our Concerns Seriously”

Why Republicans Love Illegal Immigration and the Wall

As a recent college graduate, and during the 2008 recession, I struggled to find work with my bachelor’s degree, so I resorted to waiting tables at an Italian restaurant in order to make ends meet. My boss never liked me, despite the fact that like him, I was fluent in Italian. He couldn’t not giveContinue reading “Why Republicans Love Illegal Immigration and the Wall”

Russian Interference in the 2018 Senate Races?

Last night the Democrats lost seats in the senate despite their overwhelming victory in the house. Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report estimated that Democrats had to minimally beat Republicans by seven percentage points in order to win gerrymandered districts and obtain a bare majority in the House, and the Democrats did just that.Continue reading “Russian Interference in the 2018 Senate Races?”

Dear Senator: Vote No on Kavanaugh

Dear Senator,   Our President is under criminal investigation for colluding with Russia and tampering with the 2016 election. In his investigation, Robert Mueller has so far indicted Trump’s foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos who has pleaded guilty, his national security adviser Michael Flynn who has pleaded guilty, his campaign chair Paul Manafort who wasContinue reading “Dear Senator: Vote No on Kavanaugh”

We Are All Chefs in Washington

A friend of mine recently stated public disdain for the influx of political stories and posts in the media and social media. I also long for the days that the police beat filled my 10 o’clock news and pictures of my friends’ food overwhelmed my social media feed.  America has been swamped by Trump storiesContinue reading “We Are All Chefs in Washington”