How Technology Killed Journalism

Originally featured on The Autonomist, Nov. 12, 2016 It all started with a Twitter post. Or, rather a series of posts from a Tennessee man, Josh Raby, who took an evening April trip to a McDonald’s location to buy a milkshake.   Within hours, his Read More …

An Open Letter to Trump Supporters

Congratulations. Your candidate won. In lieu of this, I hope you’ve prepared a speech to the women, LBGTQ+, and minorities in your life as to why they don’t matter. Countless times, to be President, Trump has painted himself as a misogynist, saying things such as Read More …

Stanford Rape Case: A True Example of Rape Culture in America

    “You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.” At this point on social media, most people have undoubtedly caught the story of Brock Turner, a man who was discovered raping an unconscious and intoxicated woman behind Read More …

On Shouting Liberty: Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous

  This past weekend, while most people near Indianapolis were getting ready for the race, I packed up my road bags and sped south to the little city of Vincennes to participate in the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous for the second year in a row. Just like Read More …

Bathroom Boogeymen and Feel Good Legislation

One of the favorite pastimes of legislators and other public officials is making up problems and offering expensive solutions to them on the taxpayer’s dime. It’s not a bad racket. It certainly gets them out of doing an honest day’s work for a little longer. Read More …

Facts on Rape Culture: What You Should Know

What is Rape Culture? There are a number of statistics out there which all differ greatly. If one were to define rape culture, it would likely be any given environment in which rape is minimized or disbelieved as a victim’s experience. For example, if a Read More …

I Went to a Trump Rally and All I Got Was a Headache

I wasn’t aware that Donald Trump was deciding to come to Indiana until the night before the rally. I had some free time before work and it sounded attractive in the same way an out of control dumpster fire in Terre Haute captivated me for an Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Battle of New Hampshire

It was around 7:00 PM when I woke up from an ill-advised nap. It had been somewhat of an off-beat day; no nearby substitute teaching gigs for the new job. But I still had the New Hampshire primary to look forward to. I lit a Read More …

First Church of Cannabis Service

Contact: P#: 317-986-6972 Administration@Cannaterian.org SERVICES EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 7:00 PM. INDIANAPOLIS, IN. — Weekly religious services held by First Church of Cannabis at The Sanctuary (3400 S Rural Street). This inviting evening features open prayer and sermon by Grand Poobah and Re-legalize Indiana Chairman Bill Read More …

Vote for the Revolution: An Interview with Presidential Candidate Mimi Soltysik

Sometimes my life takes a strange turn, one Saturday night after a day of mandatory overtime at work, I found myself with a pint of Scotch, two packs of cigarettes, and nothing to really mix with them properly. So my savage political addiction and base Read More …

Masculinity is A Cancer

Thoughtless adherence to gender roles for no real reason is the cancer that’s killing us all. A question posed to me all the time is whether or not I would allow my hypothetical son to act feminine and do feminine things. This is always accompanied by a sneer and a “correct” response so studied it might as well come from a cue card. Read More …

An Overflow of Superheroes

With Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) having grossed over a billion in domestic and international box office revenue, it is clear to see that in 2015 the superhero genre freight train is still running strong. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is becoming steadily as interconnected and Read More …