The War on Rice

I work a day job at a major nationwide grocery chain. On a daily basis, I witness hundreds, if not thousands, of shoppers fill their carts with assorted varieties of boxed rice and canned beans, both items whose sales have sky-rocketed since the start of New York’s stay-at-home order four months ago. Until last week,Continue reading “The War on Rice”

Black Lives Matter

Black lives matter. The mere utterance of those three words should not at all be considered controversial. Yet here we are. The horrific murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed African American man, by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a week-and-a-half ago, has propelled racism to the forefront of American social and political discussion.Continue reading “Black Lives Matter”

The Conservative Case Against Re-Opening

On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Governor Tony Evers’s “safer at home” order. It was a narrow 4-3 decision that was instantly heralded as a triumph across the American right. After the ruling, even President Donald Trump tweeted his support: “The Great State of Wisconsin…was just given another win. Its DemocratContinue reading “The Conservative Case Against Re-Opening”