I’ve taken inspiration from climate change. As a writer who loves speculative fiction, everything from Star Trek’s optimism to Margaret Atwood’s dark literary visions, I see global warming as fertile ground for storytelling. You might even say I’m taking advantage of the worst crisis to hit planet Earth in three million years. That only counts … More Despite Trump’s denialism, 2017 could be a bright spot in the fight for planet Earth
Donald Trump believes that climate change is a “hoax” perpetuated by China, and his pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, will be his hatchet man. Oklahoma’s attorney general has pooh-poohed climate science, arguing that the lack of 100 percent agreement among scientists that climate change is human-caused is evidence that they might … More Dammit. Now we have to deal with the “alt-climate.” And they’re going to be in the White House.
It’s been a living hell the past four weeks. On November 8, voters picked Donald J. Trump as the next president, and he’s already embroiled in the beginnings of a half-dozen scandals. For me, the most egregious is his ignorance of the Constitution, particularly the First Amendment. Of all his staff picks, the most odious … More Grrreat! Tony the Tiger chews out Breitbart News and slaps Stephen Bannon in the face.
We’re less than two months away from a President Trump, and already President-elect Trump has tried to suppress our constitutional rights. With all the comings and goings at Trump Tower as he puts together his administration, his behavior on free speech, press, and assembly ought to give heart to conspiracy theorists. Here’s my contribution: Trump … More Exposed: Does Trump have a secret plan to repeal the First Amendment? Maybe.
The justifiable angst over Stephen Bannon’s hiring as soon-to-be President Trump’s chief strategist stems from the former’s time as executive editor of Breitbart News. He quit the job and joined the Trump campaign in August. Known for its incendiary headlines and stories that diss just about everyone who is not a white, male, U.S.-born Christian, … More Stephen Bannon not a white nationalist? He should repudiate Breitbart News.
President-elect Donald Trump has announced the appointment of Steve Bannon to be his strategic right-hand man. Bannon is the former executive editor for Breitbart News, a right-wing news site notorious for publishing articles sympathetic to white nationalism that also stir racist fears and anti-Semitism. Bannon’s site has abused the First Amendment to threaten minorities, women, … More Trump will lay siege to free speech. Here’s how you can resist.
After the Brexit vote, the UK experienced a spike in attacks on minorities. The vote was largely about immigration, and the choice to leave the EU over border controls gave permission to a small number of Brits to harass dark-skinned and/or non-Christian immigrants. A Twitter user, @cheeahs, also known as miss pomeroy 1926, is credited … More A brief video about safety and intolerance, inspired by #safetypin
This weekend’s opening of Star Trek: Beyond and last week’s nomination of Donald Trump to the presidency puts an interesting spin on the utopia versus dystopia debate in the speculative fiction universe, at least for this writer. Star Trek and Trump appear unrelated, but they represent threads of American thinking about the future. Do we … More Are we creating the dystopia we’ve always feared?