Denial, some psychologists say, is an evolutionary survival strategy. As humans and consciousness evolved, an understanding of the inevitability and finality of death followed. Those who could not get past the disheartening reality of looming death were selected out, because, one presumes, never leaving your cave because — “What’s the…

Who doubts that Fox has the power to drive swarms of AR-15-carrying Trumpers to “reclaim” ‘Merica if they called for it.

When one media outlet has the power to incite violence, we need to reconsider its place in our society.

Fox News is currently tiptoeing the line between supporting the onslaught of lies from the President and outright exaggerating and exacerbating them.

Lou Dobbs is particularly dangerous in this regard. He…

photo attribution: By Jiří Sedláček — Frettie — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Trump supporter: Why do you hate him so much? You guys have Trump Derangement Syndrome!

We didn’t “start” hating him when he became president — we’ve been dubious about him since he came onto the scene in the 1980s. He’s got a looooooong history of cheating, hurting the little guy…

I explained exactly why a wall won’t work, using conservative sources to prove it

A man walks past a section of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier on January 8, 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A conservative challenged liberal Facebook friends to “make a case, not based on emotion” against Trump’s wall. Conservative buddies flooded his post with snide remarks about how this would be impossible for “deluded libs.”

“Okay, I’ll play,” I responded. To avoid being accused of bias, I explained that I would…

Vicky Alvear Shecter

Author of historical fiction set in the ancient world as well as books on mythology and history for kids.

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