Common Rider – Currently Listening – Featuring Singer/Songwriter Jesse Michaels of Punk DemiGods OPERATION IVY

Jesse Michaels [Instagram] (born 1969) is an American songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, artist, and author from Berkeley, California. His lyrics deal with politics, racism, and general social issues. He is most well known as the vocalist for the ska punk band Operation Ivy (1987–1989), as well as Classics of Love (2009–approx. 2012).[1] He is the son of the author Leonard Michaels, and was married to producer Audrey Marrs. … Continue reading Common Rider – Currently Listening – Featuring Singer/Songwriter Jesse Michaels of Punk DemiGods OPERATION IVY

Who Does The Future Belong To Where Lies and Truth Are Told With Equal Breath? The Old Gods ReCombining? Chaos, Never Died. – A Prophecy of Future Politics – How What Frees You Is Not the Same As What Keeps You Running.

REBLOGGED FROM SLATE MAGAZINE - HERE The Right May Be Giving Up the “Lost Cause,” but What’s Next Could Be Worse The GOP’s new embrace of Lincoln, emancipation, and Juneteenth is no sign of progress. BY REBECCA ONIONJUNE 25, 20215:59 AM How can we understand the ease with which Juneteenth became a federal holiday, without much resistance from … Continue reading Who Does The Future Belong To Where Lies and Truth Are Told With Equal Breath? The Old Gods ReCombining? Chaos, Never Died. – A Prophecy of Future Politics – How What Frees You Is Not the Same As What Keeps You Running.

MITCH MCCONNELL AND THE GOP GIVE ME THE IMPRESSION ANYTHING STACEY ABRAMS LIKES IS TERRIBLE AND IT’S BECAUSE SHE IS BLACK… THIS IS WHAT I AM HEARING FROM THEM? AM I THE ONLY ONE? I AM NOT. –

Welcome to Georgia, Where Election ‘Integrity’ Goes to Die By Zak Cheney-Rice A REBLOGGED PIECE FROM THE INTELLIGENCER The problem, according to Brad Raffensperger, is Stacey Abrams. Three years ago, while returns were still being processed in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race, it looked like Brian Kemp was going to win, and Abrams, his Democratic opponent, … Continue reading MITCH MCCONNELL AND THE GOP GIVE ME THE IMPRESSION ANYTHING STACEY ABRAMS LIKES IS TERRIBLE AND IT’S BECAUSE SHE IS BLACK… THIS IS WHAT I AM HEARING FROM THEM? AM I THE ONLY ONE? I AM NOT. –

Watch: Gen. Mark Milley Delivers Powerful Defense of Studying Critical Race Theory – From Rolling Stone

“I’ve read Mao Zedong. I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist,” said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley delivered a powerful defense of the military’s right to study critical race theory while speaking before Congress on Wednesday. In just under two minutes, Milley … Continue reading Watch: Gen. Mark Milley Delivers Powerful Defense of Studying Critical Race Theory – From Rolling Stone

Isaac Brock Reviews Every Modest Mouse Album, Including The New ‘The Golden Casket’ – Reblog from UPROXX

STEVEN HYDEN TWITTER CULTURAL CRITICJUNE 16, 2021 What is it like to have a conversation with Isaac Brock? Actually, it’s a lot like listening to Modest Mouse — he’s somewhat erratic, often explosively funny, and, just when you least expect it, brutally honest and insightful. Believe it or not, but Brock now qualifies as a … Continue reading Isaac Brock Reviews Every Modest Mouse Album, Including The New ‘The Golden Casket’ – Reblog from UPROXX

Activists are Protesting the Museum of Modern Art and Plotting Towards A Different Future for Art and Its A-Cumulative Cachet – Reblog from Hyperallergic

In a Letter to MoMA’s Director, Activists Declare Plan to Protest Inside Museum The activists plan to escalate their weekly protests against the Museum of Modern Art with a tour throughout midtown Manhattan next week.by Hakim Bishara Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a member today » For the past three weeks, activists have gathered every Friday at … Continue reading Activists are Protesting the Museum of Modern Art and Plotting Towards A Different Future for Art and Its A-Cumulative Cachet – Reblog from Hyperallergic

‘Sisters With Transistors’: A Brief History of Electronic Music’s Unsung Pioneers – From Rolling Stone

‘Sisters With Transistors’: A Brief History of Electronic Music’s Unsung Pioneers 80-minute documentary is a much-needed spotlight on women like Pauline Oliveros and Suzanne Ciani, despite significant gaps in the story it tells ByCLAIRE SHAFFER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r-3hlzpV7M&feature=emb_logo Electronic music — or, as we think of it today, most popular music — is so taken for granted … Continue reading ‘Sisters With Transistors’: A Brief History of Electronic Music’s Unsung Pioneers – From Rolling Stone

Trump’s Delegitimization of Democracy Isn’t Wearing Off – from Intelligencer

Trump’s Delegitimization of Democracy Isn’t Wearing Off By Ed Kilgore People who are fond of democratic norms have been hoping that the widespread Republican mistrust of the fairness of the 2020 elections that Donald Trump created before, during, and after Election Day would fade, another vestige of four aberrant years yielding to something approaching “normalcy.” So … Continue reading Trump’s Delegitimization of Democracy Isn’t Wearing Off – from Intelligencer

Josh Hawley’s ‘Big Tech’ Book Overthrows the Tyranny of Reality – From Wired Magazine

Josh Hawley’s Virtual Reality The senator’s new book is an assault not just on Big Tech, but on basic facts of US history. Josh Hawley's criticisms of tech companies are not original, but he delivers them with gusto.PHOTOGRAPH: EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES WHEN JOSH HAWLEY was last in the headlines, it was for spearheading the effort to challenge the … Continue reading Josh Hawley’s ‘Big Tech’ Book Overthrows the Tyranny of Reality – From Wired Magazine

The GOP versus the Constitution on Trans Rights – When Trying to Banish Rights for People Shades into Trying to Erase them from Existence

Senate Judiciary Republicans Will Use “Women” to Justify Attacks on Trans People, But a Brief Review of GOP’s Radical Opposition to Women’s Equality Reveals their Real Motivations and Hypocrisy The GOP has a hard uphill battle trying to make the case that transgender people do not have equal rights under the law, or that because … Continue reading The GOP versus the Constitution on Trans Rights – When Trying to Banish Rights for People Shades into Trying to Erase them from Existence