Reform for Prison, and More, Is Upon Us

Identity politics plague the American media cycle. This should serve as a sobering reminder that many American systems still rely on racism to survive. They don't truly want reform. We...

Why We Need to Invest More in PTSD Treatment for Our Veterans

America’s wars in the Middle East are some of the longest-running wars in US history, only barely falling behind the Vietnam War. The US has a huge number of...

Venezuela And The Great Blind Spot Of The Global Left

I am a Democratic Socialist. I would consider myself far to the left of center in American politics, but probably not as far left as most Europeans. In my...

The Midterms Have a Chance to Toss Things Up on Wall Street

New bipartisan support and policymaking can change many things. Before the outcome of the midterms, and before Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives, it was clear which...

Christmas And America Need Each Other

The following might seem like a hyperbolic statement, but I will attempt to explain why, in December of 2018, it is anything but: The power of Christmas is fading...

MSNBC Continues To Hurt The Democrats — Not A Hyperbolic Statement

"But Matt, WHY do you keep insisting on certain points? We get it. Enough, already!" When I hear those kinds of well-intentioned statements, I typically respond with something to the...

Election Analysis Continued — Adjusting Standards

This was an historic election. This was a record turnout. Those two statements, mentioned a lot on mainstream media outlets the past few weeks, aren't even wrong... but like so...

Understanding Media — The Challenge Progressives Must Meet In 2020

A very fine and specific nuance emerged for me this past weekend in my own evolving attempt to understand American media coverage of politics, economics, and public affairs. There will...

This Election Was Whatever You Wanted It To Be

I am a Democratic Socialist. You might be a conservative Republican. Your friend might be an establishment Democrat. Your next-door neighbor might love John Kasich and think that a...

Final 2018 House Ratings Show Democrats Set To Gain 40+ Seats in Midterms

When the 2018 election cycle began, overcoming a 23 seat deficit in the House was seen as a potentially insurmountable challenge for Democrats, but increasing polarization against Trump and...