Akhtar’s and Dostoevsky’s Examinations of Freedom, Reason and Faith

“There is nothing more seductive for man than the freedom of his conscience, but there is nothing more tormenting either” –The Grand Inquisitor (From Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov 254)   “…an attempt to liberate the more heartfelt metaphorical version of religious experience from the literalist dogma of the orthodoxy…”                                     -Ayad Akhtar (From The… Read More Akhtar’s and Dostoevsky’s Examinations of Freedom, Reason and Faith

Personal Essayist and Memoirist Elissa Washuta Combats Stereotypes and Promotes Wellness Via Her Indian Identitity

-My Senior Capstone Essay   A 2008 experiment was conducted to gain a sense of the impact that stereotypes surrounding Native Americans have on Native American children.[1] Considered stereotypes “include[ed] the Cleveland Indian mascot, Disney’s Pocahontas, [specific] negative stereotypes [such as] dropout rates, rates of alcohol abuse, and depression rates.”[2]  The researchers discovered that “exposure… Read More Personal Essayist and Memoirist Elissa Washuta Combats Stereotypes and Promotes Wellness Via Her Indian Identitity

PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE: Yes, the President Can Be Indicted

Yes, the president of the United States can, legally, be indicted. I made that declaration in front the Capitol Building- home to the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Not only did I say the President could be indicted. I added that he should be indicted. A number of legal and policy experts however, beg to… Read More PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE: Yes, the President Can Be Indicted

PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE-Why I Am a Democrat: Response to a Critic Who Calls My Views “Very Unrefined” (a manifesto of sorts)

[My response, my story, my fundamental principles, for the record, part 1 of 2] [My response, my story, my fundamental principles, for the record, part 2 of 2] I pay attention to my critics because I value transparency, accountability, and intellectual discussion about challenging issues, especially in the realm of politics because policies directly affect… Read More PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE-Why I Am a Democrat: Response to a Critic Who Calls My Views “Very Unrefined” (a manifesto of sorts)

PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE: The President Does Not Have To Commit a Crime to be Impeached (Pilot)

“You can’t constitutionally impeach a president for these reasons. Please stop,” my Facebook friend said to me while I was video streaming live on Facebook discussing a plethora of grounds for impeaching President Donald Trump. Another Facebook friend chimed in, saying “You MUST have a crime” to impeach the president.   In fact, they are… Read More PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE: The President Does Not Have To Commit a Crime to be Impeached (Pilot)

Help Democrat Josh Welle Unseat GOP Rep. Chris Smith; Americans Throughout the Country Should Donate to His Campaign

Fire and replace the “absentee congressman” and anti-women, anti-LGBT Republican Chris Smith! Democratic candidate Josh Welle deserves the privilege of serving New Jersey’s fourth congressional district instead. The district’s voters should vote for him, and Americans throughout the country should donate to his campaign. (“Absentee congressman”: by the way, that’s Welle’s words for the record,… Read More Help Democrat Josh Welle Unseat GOP Rep. Chris Smith; Americans Throughout the Country Should Donate to His Campaign

Impeach Trump For Treason: Here’s Why

“We have a cancer within-close to the presidency, that’s growing. It’s growing daily. It’s compounding. It grows geometrically now, because it compounds itself.” -John Dean, on tape discussing Watergate with President Nixon   “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. I think you will probably be… Read More Impeach Trump For Treason: Here’s Why