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Hey, Arts Nonprofits: Words Aren’t Action, Sympathy Isn’t Empathy

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Yes, we know you care. Yes, we know you “stand with” Black people. Your words are lovely. Now get away from the keyboard and start taking action.

Mask? What Mask? On Being Free to Infect You and Me

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On this episode, we also discuss Tara Reade -- and no, not Tara Reid of drunken exploits and "American Pie" and "Sharknado."

In COVID-19 America, We All Looked Like Yaks

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Even if President Coronavirus became our dictator, he'd be a terrible one because everything he touches dies. Just ask 30,000+ Americans.

Trump’s ‘Blood On His Hands’ as America Fights the Virus

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On this episode of our Burke's Law podcast: The tragedy of COVID-19 deepens, but we are looking ahead to the rebirth of America that is still to come.

Hey, Arts Programmers: Um, There’s an Election…

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Have you heard about the election? I mean, it's all over the news. And are you factoring the election into your programming?

Warren/Buttigieg: Progressive 2020 Fantasy League, Part II

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A combination of legal, legislative, financial, military and executive experience that would be very attractive.

In Search of a Gentleman

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Not distrusting the patriarchy -- but having very different reactions to Buttigieg and Sanders.

Time For All Democratic Hopefuls To Do One Simple Thing

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I'm still thinking about She the People -- and all the Democratic candidates not getting specific.

Harris/Castro: Progressive 2020 Fantasy League, Part I

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They have executive, prosecutorial, legislative and Cabinet experience. But can they win?

Hello Libertarian, My Old Friend

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He launched a movement to reform our two-party system. He remains committed to it.

What ‘Ain’t No Mo’ Taught Me About 400 Years of Inequality

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Audiences laughed. But no one will ever understand the pain of African Americans.

For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real...

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Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow cannonade a gratifying 90-minute, intermissionless play.

The Democratic Race: Kamala Harris — or a Caveat

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Diversity is important, but not enough. More will be needed from the Democratic nominee.

Will Chicago’s New Mayor Support the City’s Artists?

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The current mayor of Second City may know his pas de basque from his brisé, but the next mayor has to know what its artists need.

Our Endless Election Season Already Feels So…Endless

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We only have 21 months -- 600+ days, 800,000+ minutes -- to go. Yay.

We Believe You, Michael Cohen! We Believe You!

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On our new podcast, we also cover the burgeoning Democratic field and that over-entitled shrew, Ivanka Trump.

Biden, Harris, Castro: Do Their Books Have Literary Merit?

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Do we need our candidates and public officials to be John Updike or Joan Didion?

Diversity and the Arts: Can the US Escape Whiteism?

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What we do about the one is related to what we do about the other.

Beto-Hate, and the Viability Void in the Democratic Party

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Why is the Sanders wing rushing to define and destroy Beto? Fear.

Progressive? Moderate? Dems Should Stop Infighting Before It Starts

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America's central problem must be the top concern of all Democrats.
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And I Thought, ‘Something Just Broke’

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Systemic change will be difficult until we cut out and complete irradiate the Trumpist cancer from our diseased body politic. So we fight.