Am I a Patriot?

By Laurel Dammann When I was young enough to be impressionable, but old enough to choose to ignore the impression, a family friend told me that "the most patriotic thing a person can do is question their government." Like many growing up in the United States, I knew the word "patriotic" well, so I disregarded … Continue reading Am I a Patriot?

The Kakas: An American Movement

by Laurel Dammann On November 19th, a group of about 200 gathered at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC for the annual National Policy Institute conference. The NPI describes itself as an "independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States, and around the world." … Continue reading The Kakas: An American Movement

“I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet”: OurMusicMyBody and the Music Scene’s Shift Away from Sexual Violence

When we track down passes for a summer festival, once-over the loudly arranged concert flyers at coffee shops and dive bars, ask a friend who they’re belting along to during the ride home, press into the edge of the stage because there’s nowhere else to go, we are in tangent with billions of others. We … Continue reading “I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet”: OurMusicMyBody and the Music Scene’s Shift Away from Sexual Violence

1.9.2016: A Progressive’s Reflection

by Laurel Dammann This election has not changed America; it has revealed America. Under the guise of moral and religious belief and fueled by fear, frustration, and greed, unchecked capitalism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, and racism have long been left to fester in the heart of the American dream. With the help of irresponsible media and … Continue reading 1.9.2016: A Progressive’s Reflection