Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Julia Conley: The Kill List

The consequences of this action are too severe and the right to due process too foundational to a constitutional democracy, to allow the government to secretly condemn an American citizen to death.

April 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Philip F. Clark: The Drone

The vindictive screech seeps from televisions, millions of them like bright eyes in a dark wood. A child works on an old computer, struggling with his common core. A mother … Continue reading

November 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Allison Skinner: The slippery slope of dehumanizing language

Comparing people to animals seems to increasingly be a part of our political discourse. When Roseanne Barr tweeted that former White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett was the child of … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Robert Okaji: The Question is Never

Who will lock the door or leap in front of the jacketed   bullet. Nor is it four words born in lust and camouflaged   with piety. No one cares … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: Drones dehumanize the enemy and make it easier to go to war

It’s so easy to kill an animated figure on a screen in a video game. And then another, and then another, each of them so realistic in their detail that … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

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