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Abby Zimet: It Was Dark. It Was Loud. It Was Hard For Many.

In America, where the dark and crazy remain strong, we choose to begin the year taking solace and inspiration from President Zelensky…

January 5, 2023 · 1 Comment

Vox Populi: The 15 most popular posts of 2022

During 2022, Vox Populi published 737 posts including poetry, essays and short films. Here are the fifteen most visited.

December 27, 2022 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: OMFG Just No

Why isn’t he in jail yet?

November 17, 2022 · 4 Comments

Abby Zimet: ReAwakening To Insect Burgers, Deep-State Trash, Globalist Predators and Demonic Satellites, Praise God

We regret to inform you that a bewilderingly sizeable segment of our country has mutated into a horde of racist, crackpot, paranoid, Covid-denying, demon-obsessed, anti-trans-and-illuminati-and-quantum-physics “Army of God” warriors…

October 27, 2022 · 6 Comments

Abby Zimet: Iran’s Women Rise Up – and Hack Off Their Hair – for “Woman, Life, Freedom”

Tens of thousands of people have thronged the streets in capital cities around the world for the last two weeks to protest the murder in police custody of Mahsa Amini.

October 5, 2022 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: He Who Hath Not A Uterus Should Shut the Fucketh Up – Fallopians 13:13

On a good day for duplicitous zealots peculiarly fixated on controlling women’s bodies, Lindsey Graham, a childless, partnerless ghoul who’s never experienced any pregnancy welcome or not, proposed a nationwide abortion ban backed only by a tiny, rabid minority…

September 16, 2022 · 8 Comments

Abby Zimet: Watering While Black

Having grown up (black) in the American South, the good Rev. Michael Jennings, 56, both was and wasn’t surprised last May 22 by the “surreal” arrival of (white) cops in his small Alabama town to confront his nefarious crime of watering a neighbor’s flowers like the good Christian he is.

September 8, 2022 · 6 Comments

Abby Zimet: America’s Right Wing Is Some Stoked To Erase Our Historical Sins

Biden: “Great nations don’t hide from their history. They acknowledge their past, both the triumphs and the tragedies.”

August 30, 2022 · 6 Comments

Abby Zimet: Honestly? Our Actual Government Is A Barking Mad Supreme Court That Gives Zero Fucks About Democracy

A mere month after the medieval anti-abortion ruling by a cabal of right-wing “fanatics and vandals” we still call SCOTUS, its effects are already cataclysmic.

July 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Honorable (Sic) Frat Boy Bullied By People Insisting On Their Rights

There is little if any recourse to halt the brazen taking-away-of-rights now emblematic of a right-wing judicial coup masquerading as the highest court in the land…

July 14, 2022 · 6 Comments

Abby Zimet: Small Bodies Drop

The U.S. has 4% of the world’s population, and 46% of its guns; its gun violence is soaring, with over 45,000 dead in shootings in 2020, an increase of 35%; gun violence is now the leading cause of death among young people; there have been two dozen school shootings so far this year.

May 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Concerned Collins Calls Cops On Constituents Committing Communist Chalk Crimes

Susan ‘Snowflake’ Collins was so troubled by chalk-wielding desperados who hate-crimed the (public) sidewalk outside her house by (politely) asking she protect the rights of those women that she called the cops on them – this, while her party of neo-fascists and Christian zealots works tirelessly to drag us all back to the 1300s…

May 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Rape as Opportunity

Despite the longtime support of up to three-quarters of Americans for that fundamental right, GOP lawmakers have introduced 536 bills in 42 states to restrict or outright ban abortion, all in lethal preparation for SCOTUS’ anticipated reversing or at least gutting of Roe when it hears arguments on Mississippi’s post-15-week abortion ban in June.

May 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: The Ludlow Massacre

Last week marked the 108th anniversary of what Wallace Stegner called “one of the bleakest and blackest episodes of American labor history,” when armed thugs hired by John Rockefeller Jr. burned down … Continue reading

April 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

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