Political Education for Everyday Life
Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life seeks to revitalize progressive politics. We challenge progressive dogma by encouraging readers to think about the political dimension to all aspects of everyday life. We seek to broaden the audience for leftist and progressive writing through a commitment to accessibility and contemporary relevance. more »
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Bernie Won, I Won, We All Won
Sanders asked the American people: "Are we prepared to take on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class, or continue to slide into economic and political oligarchy?" read »
Hillary Clinton Wins in New Hampshire
Sanders wants Congress, not the presidency. read »
Mutually Exclusive World Views
There is a long precedent for mutually exclusive world views. read »
Where is the apology?
We now experience the silence, the lack of apologies from those who viciously derided our President as being a "foreigner”. read »
The Bernie Campaign's First 150 Days
"Enough is Enough!" punctuates Senator Sanders' speech.
I Thought We Were Watching a Game Show When...
One Bad Subject's short-attention-span comment upon viewing the December 15th Republican Debate.
Candidates, War and Karma
During the Iraq war, conservatives kept the war drum beating. Now with the Syrian war, it seems to be liberals keeping war drums sounding.
A New Mascot for the Democrats
If the donkey isn't cutting it, maybe the Democrats should get themselves a
The August 6th Republican Candidates' Debate
Something anyone who works in a hospital can tell you: a physician can be very good at his trade and still be an A-1 dumb dummy.
Trump Finds a Role as America's Sovereign Citizen
Our attachments to candidate Donald Trump are far below the level of monumental advance we assign ourselves in this millennium...read »
Hillary Clinton’s Emails
Under federal law, her emails reflecting agency business were agency records.
Things Both Crazy and Stupid, The Laffer Curve
Mixing an unrealistic scenario on either extreme side of the Laffer curve with mathematical principle that anything multiplied by zero equals zero, and then applying economic policy based on that, is very dangerous ground. read »
Our Millennial Age of Magic
Those who are on the wrong side of the wages/dividends divide live within the many distractions of technology that nourish the growth of a millennial magic mindset.read »
When Psychics Ran for President on a Platform of Free Love
The late 19th century was a time of revolution and free thinking. Victoria and Tennessee Claflin became involved, and Victoria ran for President. read »
The Speciousness of Origin: Notes from Palermo
In a Palermo natural history museum, ponder our inveterate need to diminish and hold out of sight our connectedness in the mesh of all life, our politics and presumptions in our blindness. read »
Consider the political situation, in which what any of the dramatis personae say masks “Unthought” that conceals its hidden heart.
Whitney Thore is an advocate for body positivity, but her reality TV show often contains messages that are counterproductive to this work. view »
It's 2016, He's Sixty-Nine, OK: Iggy Pop Plays Detroit
The show kicked off with "Lust for Life" and I didn't really calm down much over the next 2 hours. view »
The Comic Book Studies Division would serve as a focal point for people working with comic books in a multitude of fields, within higher education or as independent scholars. view »
San Francisco 2015 LGBT Pride Parade
The Pride Parade this year was seven and a half hours long. view »
Mad Max: Fury Road To Thunderdome and Back Again
The clickerati have been wringing their hands lately over the latest installment of George Miller's “Mad Max” film franchise. read »
Power Garb of Female Expression at Burning Man
Clothing in a definite alternative style. read »
Overall, a reprise of Pop Art. read »
My Name Is Rachel Corrie
My Name Is Rachel Corrie is a one-woman play that consists entirely of Rachel Corrie's own words. read »
The MC5 Build to a Gathering
Which was a rock n’ roll rebellion, you know? read »
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS: Deep script, great performances. Spoilers.
His heart is in his singing career. read »
In his book Empathy Imperiled: Capitalism, Culture, and the Brain, Gary Olson explores the connections between biology, empathy, and capitalism. read »
Question Mark and the Mysterians' Mexican Michigan
One can't talk properly about the band without embracing Chicano/a Michigan. read »
new issue (2016)
Edited by Mike Mosher and Molly Hankwitz
In this issue, Space is something to explore (determined by your residential status, citizenship or race) or to occupy in 2016. read »
Edited by Molly Hankwitz and Thomas Powell
In this issue, we turn our attention to Mass Extinction as a species in the contexts of climate change and Anthropocene hubris. read »
Edited by Molly Hankwitz and Mike Mosher
This issue investigates the University, its strengths, weaknesses and challenges in 2015. read »
Edited by Molly Hankwitz
This issue investigates how the topic of weapons is woven into the fabric of society and is broadly defined in the popular psyche and technological history. From words to pictures, to media culture and cinema, a culture of weaponry—from handguns to drones and beyond—preoccupies the global imagination. read »
Google Outrages Me
What will be the next sneaky trick they pull? What will it do to me next? read »
What I want to speak about is the gross negligence in the treatment of Sarah Palin's son’s PTSD. read »
Notes From a Higher Education Organizer: MLK and Anti-Capitalism
Every January folks in labor and education fields celebrate the great strides made by folks like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. read »
People who have never served, or don't have family who have served, don't actually value their service. read »
Fair Share and Consent Based Organizing
Although Right to Work legislation differs, depending on what state you may live and work in, it aims to take away workers’ power to bargain for their own contracts. read »
Hard-Hearted Soft Drinks: The New York City Soda Pop War
Untold billions of dollars are spent every year to encourage the public to buy the stuff.
A Transgender Veteran’s Story: Misgendered for Surgery
I had been repeatedly misgendered, an unpleasant experience, at the Veterans Administration Hospital.
So can we be awarded with the honor...?
It's your labor, and you should dictate what it looks like.
Effigies of Ancestors at UC Berkeley
Regardless of who hung them, and whether in support or mockery of the times we are in, they show that black life is still being strangled out.
Let's Change It Now
A poetic response to racist segregation in Grand Rapids, MI.
15 Miles from Ferguson
In a different St. Louis suburb, the security I have in my neighborhood is not something I earned or even deserve.
A reaction to an article on Millennials.
The Bad Professor's Beltway Decoder: A Lexicon of Washington Media
markets, the: casinos for the rich that we subsidize.
REHABILITATION and Humanar®
Official correspondence, and a modest proposal.
Human Being & Mendicants: Two Poems
Bad Subject Stephen Perkins, blogging from Cairo, posts photos of the street art of Egypt's evolving revolution that's displayed in Tahrir Square.
Cyber-liberty, Democracy and the Arab Psyche
In the Arab world the freedom to converse, not the mere googling of information is what can trigger political change. Social networks make this possible. read »
Social networking's political value in the U.S. may not exceed its distracting/seductive values but such has not been the case with the Arab Spring Revolutions. read »
Catholic activists sat down in front of an entrance to Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada.
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