Voices from the Underground

The New Normal: The Hate of the Alt-Right

The New Normal: The Hate of the Alt-Right

Weeks have passed since Election Day, when voters took to the polls. Over 2.5 million more voters casted their ballots for Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump won the Electoral College by a considerable margin. Despite his victory, this is far from a mandate.

 

Still in the wake of Trump’s victory, Democrats have been left staring at full Republican control of the federal government and protests have taken place across the country. While many are still piecing together the causes of Clinton’s defeat, others are facing the harsh reality that life will be different for...


It's Morning in America

It's Morning in America

Waking up this morning was easier than usual. When I can sleep, I’m usually a heavy sleeper.
The pageantry of last night’s election kept me in horrified suspense for hours. It left me exhausted long before I could tear myself away from my iPhone and television. I went to sleep knowing that Donald Trump would control the executive branch, have the full backing support of GOP majorities in the House and Senate, and likely nominate at least two Justices of the Supreme Court that will skew future legal decisions to the right for decades....


Donald Trump’s Staggering Bullshit is Dangerous for America

Donald Trump’s Staggering Bullshit is Dangerous for America

Donald Trump’s Staggering Bullshit is Dangerous for America


In wednesday night’s third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump was once again outmaneuvered and definitively proven to be the most unqualified presidential candidate in decades. Trump continued to weave a web of half-truths, lies, and cherry-picked facts to paint a picture of America in decline. His use of rhetoric that plays among his supporters, while flying in the face of facts, is a deliberate strategy to lure in disenfranchised voters from poorly educated backgrounds. This is a strategy he has proudly proclaimed Read the article


Why Not Trump?

Why Not Trump?

A few weeks ago, Donald Trump stood on a stage and pleaded with black American voters using an argument along the lines “What do you have to lose?” Typically, this is an argument we use with ourselves everyday on low stakes decisions like “should I eat dessert?” or “will I have another drink after dinner?” When it is done in something with a low cost relative to our overall wealth with minimal negative effects, we’re only affecting our own well-being in a rather benign way.

Donald Trump wants you to use this same logic when voting...


DEB is The New Bourgie

DEB is The New Bourgie

This past August, my wife & I attended Le Diner En Blanc, in Washington DC, along with friends.  Le Diner En Blanc (DEB) is an exclusive, "all-white-everything" affair.  The inaugural event was held in Paris, in 1998.  Since then, DEB has expanded to places like Montreal, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Singapore.  It now spans six continents.

The concept is the same, in each city.  DEB invitees flash-gather in a secretly designated public area and set up temporary, elegant, over-the-top, quasi-chic dining accommodations.  The event combines food, wine, music, and an enormous population of people clad in all...