Rob Porter and Why Domestic Abuse is Not a “Women’s Issue”

You probably don't remember the domestic abuse scandal involving Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary, because it was practically years ago, before the school shooting, the Russian indictments, and the Playboy model. In a just world, the issue would have become a weeks-long scandal. In this timeline, however, it disappeared from media coverage before … Continue reading Rob Porter and Why Domestic Abuse is Not a “Women’s Issue”

Accepting the Imperfect: Home Edition

We purposely bought a house that wasn't a fixer upper. After viewing houses with red-carpeted bathrooms, abandoned swimming pools, and 5-foot-high basement ceilings, we decided to add thirty grand to our absurdly low house budget. As much as we wanted something at a rock bottom price, we're incredibly lazy we knew nothing about home repair and … Continue reading Accepting the Imperfect: Home Edition

I Dreamed a Dream: The DACA Debate Explained with Les Mis

Imagine if Les Miserables started with Inspector Javert recapturing Valjean and carting him back to prison. The rest of the story would be like the alternate timeline in It's a Wonderful Life; Montreuil-sur-Mer would be renamed Pottersville and Cosette would grow up to be a spinster librarian. Remember, Valjean is a criminal so this is a technically a … Continue reading I Dreamed a Dream: The DACA Debate Explained with Les Mis