Orwell’s 1984: Rethinking Doublethink

While public discourse seems to have slid down the rabbit hole of “doublethink”, Orwell’s wonderful expression for deliberately forgetting what we know to be true so we can believe a lie, Suzanne Ross probes the production of 1984 by AstonRep Theatre Company to expose the doublethink underpinning notions of our own autonomy.

What Trump Got Right About Charlottesville

Donald Trump's right, Lindsey Paris-Lopez admits: Thomas Jefferson was a major slave owner. Thus, he's a good starting point for talking about the racism embedded in the United States and American hypocrisy when it comes to living into the best of our ideals. We could better live into our ideals of equality and justice by removing Confederate monuments and teaching real history.

Skewing Democracy White

With Kris Kobach, developer of "Crosscheck," as vice-chair of President Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, Robert Koehler warns that the real election tampering is much closer to home than Russia; it's embedded in Republican policy to suppress voter turnout in order to "skew democracy white."

Interdependence Day 2017

Lindsey Paris-Lopez will not celebrate Independence Day. Instead, she “will celebrate our interdependence, our need and responsibility for each other,” and “repent of the damage that individualism and American exceptionalism are causing at home and all over the world.” Happy Interdependence Day.