Midterm Elections 2018

Can Compassion Exist in Voting?

The other day, I went to visit one of my best friends who had moved to Atlanta. It was my first time there. The visit was lovely, but one of the highlights for me occurred in the airport drop-off lane.

Funny thing about the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport…the passenger pick-up and drop-off locations are one in the same. If you ask me, it’s a mess. Read More…

Kavanaugh Hearing

Justice Kavanaugh? Try Again

The country has recently witnessed the Senate Confirmation Hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Trump Administration’s latest Supreme Court nominee. Following the confirmation hearing, we all got to witness a second hearing in which psychology professor and sexual assault victim, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, was able to present her account of what happened to her one night in high school, a night in which she alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Read More…

Nike Colin Kaepernick

Conflating Military Might and Colin Kaepernick

My older brother is a lieutenant in the US Navy.

For as long as I’ve known my brother, he’s always been obsessed with the military. He was always going on about fighter jets and helicopters, wartime carriers and submarines. He’d tell me stories about military strategy and how we won this battle and that, and I’d listen, but sometimes only half paying attention. Read More…

Senator John McCain

McCain and the Aisle

We all know by now that Senator John McCain has passed away over the weekend. Every living US President has offered condolences to his family, including (finally) President Trump. His colleagues have issued statements of support for a man who many of them considered to be a friend, and the news cycle has been dominated by tales of his heroism and courage. His legacy as a world-class “maverick” is forever imprinted on the hearts of Americans. Read More…