Introducing Season Two

Wow, has it been four years already? Just kidding -- it seems more like 40 years since Trump was elected. When I first started down the long road of Trump resistance weeks after the election, it was via a Facebook group called 1456, the name signifying the number of days between Election Day 2016 and 2020. Clearly, I didn’t take into account an off-the-rails lame duck interregnum so it’s been actually 1,534 days of enduring a wannabe autocrat and his lackeys terrorize the nation, undermine the rule of law and put our democracy on life support. But it’s also been…
February 1, 2021

The Sheriff Sequel: What Happened in the Elections

One of the more enlightening conversations I have had on the podcast was about sheriffs when I spoke with Max Rose a few months ago. Max Rose is the founder of Sheriffs for Trusting Communities, a group that works with local organizers to help educate people on what sheriffs do and how to hold them accountable.  In that conversation, which you can listen to here, we discussed the surprisingly under-the-radar and unconstrained powers of sheriffs in America today. Because they operate our jails, sheriffs play a key role in the mass incarceration crisis, and in our immigration crisis by cooperating…
December 16, 2020
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Creative Activism

July 14th 2020 I’m a firm believer in silver linings, even in these days filled with dark clouds, and one of these is the flourishing of creative activism taking place right now. If you’ve been following my podcast and the videos on my website, you might have noticed that I’ve got a real soft spot for this kind of thing. I was an art history major who then went on to law school, so this sits squarely at the intersection of my interests in art and policy. Political art can serve as a mirror that we hold up to society.…
July 1, 2020