Two Fridays ago, I picked up my sister from the airport to start a week-long vacation with plenty of fun activities planned. By that afternoon, I started experiencing intense abdominal pains and by that evening I was throwing up the food I ate earlier that day. Saturday was more of…

President-elect Joseph R. Biden

In the past few days, there have been calls from centrists and pundits for unity between Democrats and Republicans. That’s all well and good in the abstract — not only would it’d be a pragmatic move for the Biden/Harris team to work with (or at least, attempt to work with)…

The phrase “defund the police” is a misnomer that causes many people (particularly older, middle-to-upper class whites) to have a negative knee-jerk reaction before they even consider what is being proposed. The problem is clearly with the word “defund,” which comes with a series of onerous connotations. …

George Floyd’s death can best be understood as the straw that broke the camel’s back. The breaking point after a long litany of extrajudicial killings of black people by police: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Sandra Bland. This list is far from comprehensive, of course, and is…

For those who enjoy dark humor, it’s funny to see the Internet detectives speculate about Ahmaud Arbery’s whereabouts and actions around the time of his murder. It’s as if they believe asking the right leading questions will unlock the case and, in a shocking twist, reveal the victim to be…

A portrait of a dumbass.

Jared Kushner looks like Slender Man’s kid went to an East Coast prep school where he was bullied on a regular basis.

Jared Kushner looks like Michael Cera if he was bitten by a radioactive white privilege meme.

Jared Kushner looks like a dressed-up Mark Zuckerberg, and they both look…

Time Person of the Year Greta Thunberg

This week, environmental activist Greta Thunberg was named the Time Person of the Year. For most people, this news elicited a nod of approval at best, a disapproving shake of the head at worst, or even mild surprise that Time is still being published. But as we know by now…

Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller, depicted here in his younger years.

Pseudo intellectualism has long been a hallmark of white supremacy — one generation’s phrenology is another generation’s eugenics is another generation’s Bell Curve. Thanks to social media sites and video sharing platforms, modern-day racists can, with amazing alacrity, view, produce, and disseminate specious statistics about crime rates in Chicago and…

On “Wokeness”

When conservatives talk about Barack Obama, they tend to depict him as a radical socialist who wants to take away your guns and melt them down to build a mosque or something. When liberals talk about Obama, they glorify him as this post-racial figure whose inspirational example stands…

Anthony Punt

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