NDPL Cries Crisis

(Editor’s Note: This piece was originally intended for publication in November). Hundreds of people are gathered in peaceful protest, in hopes that their efforts will halt construction through sacred grounds. Some members of a Native American tribe form prayer circles during the protest, praying that Read More …

Post-Conventions: Terminal Craziness on the Road to the White House

“Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?” –Joseph N. Welch “I watched as my beloved country lost its goddamn mind.” –Lewis Black Well, the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention are both over, Trump Read More …

World News in a Nutshell: Britain Leaves the EU

By now, I’m sure most of you have heard the game-changing news regarding the United Kingdom officially leaving the EU. As world leaders meet tomorrow to discuss future actions, this massive shot in the dark has attached to it such troubling ramifications as to inspire uncertainty Read More …

How The 2016 Election Might Mark The Rise of The Third Parties

On Tuesday night, the election results came out of California, the last major contest in the Democratic Primaries, and the voters rang in for Hillary Clinton; with the former First Lady capturing 55.8% of the vote and 269 delegates, combined with her victories in New 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 …

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: Dispatch from the Equality Revolution

Our Editor-in-Chief, Faren Coday, posted a brief piece from me the other day about the situation in North Carolina. The state legislature there is spending $42,000 a day to stop a non-discrimination ordinance in the city of Charlotte. The session was called for by Lt. Read More …

Billionaire Bloodlust: The Violent Campaign of Donald J. Trump

“Blood in the streets runs a river of sadness Blood in the streets it’s up to my thigh Yeah the river runs red down the legs of a city The women are crying red rivers of weepin’” -Jim Morrison Six months ago, like most political 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 …

Walt’s Soapbox: Breakdown on the Rainbow Road

“Move over for a damage case…” –Motorhead I had done two rallies back-to-back, and upon getting home from work, I saw that SB 66, the “Super RFRA” bill, died in committee at the statehouse yesterday. And then I immediately switched to the live feed of Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: The Governor’s Short-term Memory Loss

I want you to think back.. To a long time ago.. Say, ten months back. To March 2015. I know it’s a hard time to remember. It was ages ago.. Well, back in those days, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed Indiana SB 101.  Known as the Religious 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 …

Walt’s Soapbox: How to Make a Radical

You know, you always hear conservatives gnashing their teeth about liberal college professors indoctrinating their students with commie ideas. And they would probably point to me as a prime example of what their talking about, I have a college degree (in English/Creative Writing, i.e. “a Read More …