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Choosing Between Jesus and Trump March 22, 2016

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The Boeskool

Listen… I get it–You’ve been told for about 30 years that “Christian” and “Republican” are basically synonyms. And it’s hard–when that is your reality–to think about voting for anyone other than the republican nominee for president… Even when it looks like that nominee is going to be this white-toothed dumpster fire.

And though everyone with eyes to see can tell that Donald Trump is woefully inadequate to be the leader of a medium-sized elementary school PTA–let alone the leader of a nation like ours–he continues to win primaries in state after state. He has built a loyal coalition of bigots and angry, ignorant white people who have been feeling more and more economically disenfranchised by the status quo. There is a growing sense in this country right now that the “American Dream” is off limits to many of us, and that fact is making people angry. Many people are directing that anger…

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‘Garbage Comments Cheapen My Work’: Journalist Eva Holland on Freelancing and Commenters May 9, 2015

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Longreads Blog

Eva Holland is a journalist based in the Yukon who has written for publications including Pacific Standard and SB Nation. Her latest Longreads Original, “‘It’s Yours’,” explores the life (and maybe death) of an internet commenter community, “the Horde,” that Ta-Nehisi Coates helped foster at The Atlantic. I spoke with her via email about her own relationship with internet comments as a freelance journalist, and whether there’s hope for building sustainable communities that are not inevitably dragged down by vitriol and spam.

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Stars in the Texas Sky – Book Review March 26, 2014

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Stars in the Texas Sky – Book Review.

Moving… January 23, 2011

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I’m moving to my new blog site


See ya there!


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