This week in class we were talking about what the Supreme Court actually does. And, not surprisingly, there were plenty of people who did not really understand it. And that’s okay. I think most Americans don’t. But we were talking about how the SCOTUS reviews laws and decides whether they are Constitutional or not and one student raised her hand and said, “What about ‘The Purge’ law?” [Read More]
It’s Pride Month and there are a million reminders all over the place. In fact, there are rainbows and equality signs on logos and commercials everywhere.
But in some ways, this is a tension. There’s a concept called rainbow capitalism that is the focus of a lot of critique from the LGBTQ+ community. [Read More]
By now I am sure you have all heard about the furor surrounding the graphic novel Maus.
The Pulitzer Prize winning work from Art Spiegelman was banned by a school board in Tennessee because it has swear words in it and depicts a “naked character.” [Read More]
This week’s episode is the first of a two episode series on Joe Biden and LGBTQ+ issues. This week’s episode is an interview with John-Paul Hayworth and his experience with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. We discuss that organization’s unique relationship with Biden throughout the years. [Read More]
Last week I argued that a Clinton election would not have saved America from her systemic problems. So her election wouldn’t have, in the long run, made that much of a difference. But this week has shown us how much of a difference Trump has made. [Read More]