Political Rhetoric Done Right

Almost no one gets political rhetoric right. Candidates spend millions on polling, focus testing, A/B testing, and engaging in every other conceivable way to narrow rhetoric into quantifiable pieces, and yet very rarely does a politician have the ability to...

Socialism is a Dirty Word

For now, Democrats control the Presidency and both chambers of congress. Many progressives hoped to quickly pass ambitious legislation in 2021, but that didn’t happen. It probably won’t happen in 2022, either. There’s one thing standing in the way of passing...

The Bootlegger

This was a piece I wrote for an English Lit class at Wittenberg. We we studying the works of Edgar Allen Poe and the assignment was to write a gothic short story. My professor, Dr. Davis, thought the main character needed more of a backstory but I thought it worked...

The Live-Action Cowboy Bebop is not Cowboy Bebop

I never had high expectations for a live-action Cowboy Bebop show. The scenery alone—constantly changing, always unique and highly stylized—would make a live-action companion cost a fortune. Despite this, I held out some hope that the show would manage to be at least...