That could have gone better.

Last night’s election was (and continues to be, since, as of this writing, the ballots are still being counted) a dismal affair. Anti-worker, anti-women, anti-environment Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham and Susan Collins were reelected to office. Uber and Lyft won their battle to…


The Vice Presidential Debate highlighted a particular advantage that Republicans have over their liberal Democratic rivals, which is that, in many ways, the latter have agreed to argue within a framework set by the former. Nowhere can this better be seen than on the issue of taxes. Again and again…


Photo by Andra Mihali

Bernie Sanders is no longer running for president. How the one time front runner ended up losing to Joe “I have no empathy for millenials” Biden for the Democratic nomination, I’ll never know for sure. Was it the corporate media’s bias against him? Was it the latent antisemitism in our…


Last night, the final two candidates with a serious shot at the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, faced off one-on-one for the first time in this interminably long primary. With Sanders slightly behind in delegates and facing somewhat hostile states in the upcoming contests, it is looking like…


Karl Marx once said that philosophers have “hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.” I share this sentiment. As a philosopher, I try to read a lot (though sometimes videogames get in the way…). As I read, I come across ideas and concepts…


“No One Dies”
-Peter Parker

The tension in many superhero tales is often between the hero’s power and ability to save anyone and their desire to save everyone. Besides, perhaps, Superman, there are no superheroes who have powers that can prevent all harm; for every person saved in one place…


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Scott Galloway is a man who has done well under capitalism. A Professor of Marketing at NYU, Galloway has a history of creating successful start-ups that sell for a lot of money. To a democratic socialist like myself, such a biography is not inherently impressive. After all, if profit is…


Superhero comics are weird. On the one hand, their writers are often, though not exclusively, socially-minded progressive types; Stan Lee, for example, famously featured anti-racist, anti-bigotry messages in his comics, especially his editorials, Jack Kirby made a habit of depicting his superheroes beating on Nazis, and an early Black Panther…


Representation matters. It is of the utmost importance for a government, especially for a government that considers itself a republic or democracy, to accurately reflect the wants and needs of the people. With the exception of fascists and/or proponents of hateful ideologies that seek to curtail the rights of others…


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“Everyone deserves to receive healthcare.” To me, and many others, this seems intuitively correct. The idea that healthcare should be guaranteed, either as a right in itself or as the necessary foundation for human wellbeing, comes across as obvious, in much the same way as “people have a right to…

Jeremy Mele

Having survived grad school, I’ve decided that I need to keep writing or risk wasting $[redacted] on a philosophy degree of all things.

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