On Betsy Devos’ Confirmation, McConnell’s Censorship of Elizabeth Warren, and a Week Where Otherwise Terrible Things Have Happened

So many of us are incredibly disappointed about DeVos’ appointment, especially after the public mobilization against her, and shocked that McConnell would censor Elizabeth Warren. It is unjust and absurd. But, we have entered a new era where the formerly unthinkable may quickly become reality if we continue to consider it unthinkable.

When the Political is Personal: On Powerlessness and Empowerment

A few days ago, I walked into the Davis cemetery, to the hidden acreage in the back, where someone has thoughtfully planted a native habitat. There, under the cloud-streaked California sky, I laid down on the cold, wet Earth and wanted more than anything, to crawl into a hole and stay there. This is how I am feeling. I am terrified by what is going on in our country. I am overwhelmed. I am saturated with despair, soaked down to my bone, heavy and limp, like a dripping wet sponge. And, it… Read More