The "Women's March" was extraordinary in magnitude and volume and camaraderie and collaboration and cooperation and general canon. Yet, the white woman's march toward a certain conservatism might be the bigger story and the one that needs far more telling.
Wouldn't it be nice if, someday, we roll out a red carpet and point a few cameras at people who don't advocate for themselves?
My friend recently asked a pseudo-Trump supporter, "What does it mean 'not my President'?" This is what it means to me.
“It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”
Media outlets and those who helm them live and die by what we give them. Freedom of Speech now lives and dies by the bundles of money that lift it or kill it.
But as it goes, we continue to empower anyone inside the Beltway and anyone on the top floors of ivory towers and anyone striking gold in reality TV, even though such empowerment leads to more and more induced earthquakes.
My mother is still alive. And I love her. I also love my wife and daughter to the moon and back. But I don't love Mother's Day. In fact, I think it should end. Women don't deserve such a day of honor. They deserve much, much more.
George Clooney recently held two fundraising events for Hillary Clinton, one at a friend's San Francisco home and another at Clooney's Los Angeles home. Total haul: roughly $15 million. Donors paid between $33,000 and $353,000 for a shot at sharing a brief moment in time with one career actor and, well, another career actor. Clinton spoke about her middle class devotion to a clique of 100 devotees worth billions while pounds of spot prawns and beef tenderloin were blissfully devoured. The middle class wanted to make its own statement, but it was forcibly barricaded blocks away and incapable of affording a ticket on a salary less than the price of admission.
My wife is in Cedars Sinai Hospital having her right breast removed right now. And I’m around the block ordering scrambled eggs and a side salad. Eight centimeters of cancer changes everything. And nothing.
Congress does not look like us, act like us or serve like us. And you know who we have to blame for that? Us.