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Here you can find all of the posts and articles I’ve written in reverse chronological order.

The final article in my series of election observations. Democrats had a golden opportunity to seize the reigns of political power, and they missed it. What will it take to finally win and create lasting change for American voters?

The fourth in my series of election observations. In the wake of every election cycle, moderates blame progressives for Democratic failures. They’re dead wrong — not just in blaming progressives, but in how they’re analyzing the entire political situation.

The third in my series of election observations. Polls were a bit off — again — particularly in the Senate. While pollsters work on fixing their methodologies, we need to ask ourselves what we use the polls for anyway.

The second in my series of election observations. Trump may have lost, but style of aggrieved politics proved a winner in 2020. Expect more of the same from the GOP.

The first in my series of election observations. There will be time enough for hand-wringing later, but right now, it’s worth celebrating a simple fact: Joe Biden is President-Elect of the United States.

My dear friend Brendan Patrick Walsh recently released his fourth novel, The Century’s Scribe. I sat down with Brendan to talk about his writing process, and the close connection he has with the characters in his work.

Sports fans are wont to complain about the infusion of politics into their hallowed arenas of athletic entertainment. But the recent protests in the NBA, the NHL, and MLB haven’t been political in nature — they’re a plea to recognize the humanity of Black lives.

There has been one constant running throughout this week’s Republican National Convention: Donald Trump. It is his party now — but it’s a party with no positive ideas running an oppositional race as the incumbent faction.

The coronavirus pandemic presented America’s education system with monumental challenges as they transitioned to distance learning. I spoke with multiple teachers about their experience, and what their districts could do to provide them with more support.

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, protests against police brutality and racial injustice have engulfed the United States. How does this all end? How do we prevent another George Floyd? To do that, protesters must become activists.

I didn’t intend to publish anything today. But the protests that have consumed the country over the weekend demand a few words about the long history of racial injustice in the American experiment.

Golf courses are open in Los Angeles County, and I’m finally back in my happy place. But like everything else during the COVID-19 pandemic, things feel a little different on the fairways this year.

There is a demon in El Salvador, and his name is violence. Gangs like Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio-18 have terrorized the country for decades; in response, the government of President Nayib Bukele has launched authoritarian measures intended to eradicate the gangs. But continued violence won’t solve El Salvador’s problems.

It’s hard to stay positive in the midst of a pandemic. So I reached out to Bobby Berg, a motivational speaker and US Army specialist. Berg primarily works with at-risk kids in inner-city school districts, helping them acquiring the tools they need to succeed. He had some valuable insights on how to maintain a positive attitude and–more importantly–help others during these stressful times.

Kim Jong-Un is dead. Or, maybe he’s not. Though his regime is reprehensible, we should be hoping for Kim Jong-Un’s continued health. His death would surely spark a deadly power struggle in a nascent nuclear state; the world can only handle so many crises at once.

What is “writing that matters?” And why does most writing on history and politics fail to meet that threshold? Read my introduction to this blog to find out more.

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