AOC is no hypocrite for taking her branding to the Met Gala; she is is a politician, and a very savvy one at that.
There is dignity and humanity in changing your mind. I want people everywhere to do what Matt Damon did. The Left should want that, too.
What divides us is not so great that we cannot shrug off the yoke of division and unite to demand a better future for all of us, regardless of which side of this culture war we've been fighting on.
Like George Floyd before him and Eric Garner before him and Michael Brown before him, Hunter Brittain was killed in cold blood by the police who ostensibly were there to protect him.
No matter how many platitudes and mantras they may repeat, wealthy white liberals are, at the end of the day, wealthy and white. Their interests are not the same as those of us in the working class.
President Biden gave a masterclass in how Democrats up and down the ballot and from sea to shining sea should talk to voters.
It is time we eschew identity politics and engage with the real conflict, that between the wealthy who control the economy and the workers they depend on to make them money.
To sneer at Robertson or anyone on the right for expressing support for one cause or policy without embracing the broader social and political agenda of the left is to miss an opportunity to engage a potential ally and affect substantive policy change.
Punishing red states for passing bad laws might seem like good politics from New York or Los Angeles, but it actually harms those of us living in and working to make these states fairer, more equitable places.
The only way to defeat the Republican culture war is by fighting a class war of our own.