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DON’T ASK

I can’t remember the last time I saw a Republican Congressman at an event open to the public that wasn’t a debate or fundraiser. I can’t remember the last time one pushed for more public involvement, for more public oversight, for more public input. Why, with complete control over the federal government and 26 states, are they so shy? Obviously they got something the public wants, so why do they hide? Like my parents told me: don’t ask a question if you already know the answer. An elected official who refuses to be accountable to his community is not inspired by moral devotion or upstanding character—he is inspired by power. An elected official who passes monumental legislation behind closed doors in the dark of night is not inspired by service—he is inspired by self-preservation. Would we accept such ambivalence from a lover? Why do we expect less from the people who have a material impact on our lives than from a player who won’t text us back? Why are we less demanding when the stakes are so much higher? He

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

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