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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 »


Bad Editorials:

Chicago Women’s March January 21, 2017
Sonia Yaco
As we moved into the main march, we saw large numbers of Muslim women, a socialist group, and a sea of pink pussy hats.
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This is the Story: Women March in 2017
Molly Hankwitz
One great march and we turn hopeful that constant pushing and pulling will produce the desired effects of harm-reduction to the American people.
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Donald Trump, Alt-Right Goddess
Alice Yang
The facts and statistics of both history and contemporary existence clearly show that white supremacy stands as strong as ever but the alt-right is not thinking logically.
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Featured articles


Fool Me Three Times, You Must Be Kidding?
Anthony Bernardo

If Mr. Trump’s tax plan is wildly successful, the debt will increase, inflation will increase and that inflation will eventually result in a recession, as it has in the past. That is the real scenario of Laffer economics: debt, inflation, recession. read »


Things Both Crazy and Stupid, The Laffer Curve
Anthony Bernardo

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 »





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New Issue (2017)

Bad Subjects Issue #91: Faith

Edited by Mike Mosher and Tamara Watkins

Do you have faith that America's President won’t bring us to the brink of nuclear war in one misguided late-night tweet? Faith in politics, protest, or police? The faith of the church that your parents and family took you to? Pull back the curtain on faith. read »

Recent Issues

Bad Subjects Issue #90: Space

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 »






Editorialsmore »

Google Outrages Me
by Patrick Powers

What will be the next sneaky trick they pull? What will it do to me next? read »



Track Palin and PTSD: Why it Should Not be Used in Stupid Political Games
by Don Zuzula

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
by Whit Alleys Dziurka

Every January folks in labor and education fields celebrate the great strides made by folks like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. read »



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Please watch this space for call for contributions to the next issue. However, submissions are welcome at any time, and essays, Reviews and even guest Editorials will be considered.

Submissions should be written with a scholarly tone, but accessible to a wide audience, and footnotes are discouraged. Please become familiar with the publication (our rich archive!) and its general range of articles before submission. Quality submissions outside of this issue's theme will be considered. Send your pieces to submissions.badsubjects@gmail.com . Please submit essays in .rtf or .doc format. Authors do not have to submit graphics to accompany their pieces, however, if you choose to do so, please send as a JPEG no larger than 6", at 72 or 96 dpi.

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