January 20th might have been Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day, but Bernie Sanders giving zero fucks and wearing mittens to the event won the internet.


You are probably sick of hearing this by now, but it is true— we are on the eve of what may be the most important election of our lifetimes.

It is no surprise that leftists have rebelled at the notion of supporting the establishment candidate Joe Biden.

Look, let’s be honest with ourselves. For so many reasons, Joe Biden is a terrible candidate. He was an opponent of desegregation and the architect of the disastrous ’94 Crime Bill. He supported the war in Iraq. Every time he opens his mouth there is another unintelligible gaffe.

On the surface, it certainly…


On October 9th White House issued a proclamation upholding Columbus Day as a national holiday, as part of an ongoing effort to protect the whitewashing of American history and deny the existence of systemic white supremacy.

In recent years, indigenous activists and allies have pushed municipalities to rename Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day in acknowledgment of the genocide perpetrated by the so-called “Discoverer of the New World”. The proclamation is a sad attempt to bolster a false history and reframe these efforts as part of some imaginary war against America being waged by “radical activists.”

Despite this pathetic dog whistle…


I first met Senator Sanders at the Marianne Williamson’s Sister Giant conference on March 29, 2015.

The Sister Giant Conference was the first of many times I would listen to one of Bernie’s speeches on income inequality and the many challenges facing the nation. My first impression was that it sounded more like a college lecture than a politician’s rhetoric. And it was long. At the end of his speech, Marianne came out and asked Bernie if he would run for President. The crowd shouted out, “Run, Bernie, run!!!”

In his unmistakable Brooklyn accent, he responded, “Look, there’s no point…


Reckless. Criminal. Villainous.

It’s a good starting place, but these words only begin to describe the Democratic Party’s willingness to threaten the lives of voters by not postponing voting at the polls due to the global Corona Virus pandemic.

The NHL, NBA and MLS have shut down.

Italy’s government imposed the closure of restaurants, bars and almost all shops except food stores and pharmacies. Three weeks ago Italian citizens were going about their day, business as usual, and today the country is in chaos.

Given the alarming rate of contagion, our country may be on the verge of the worst…


To Whom It May Concern,

Here are a few thoughts on Warren, her supporters, and our movement…

For anyone who supported Bernie in 2016, you can certainly understand how difficult it is to have loved and believed in a candidate so deeply, and then to have to accept them dropping out (and then being pressured to endorse the competition). You’ll remember the pain being dismissed. Please consider this when addressing Warren’s supporters.

We have a saying when working with people who have suffered trauma: DON’T SHOOT THE WOUNDED! Be kind. Have empathy. Be supportive. People grieve in different ways.

Anyone…


When I was 19 years old, I came to the stark realization that my future was bleak and that I had very few choices. I could finish my liberal arts degree in political science and philosophy, but even with my academic and athletic scholarships, I would leave college with a four-year degree and $60,000 in debt.

I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I wanted to play music, but there was little chance I would be able to pay off student loans doing that. …


So, I guess we are still doing this.

After three years of vitriol, pointing fingers, we are going to continue to rehash the spiteful unthinking cattiness of who’s to blame for Donald Trump being elected president.

Debra Messing made headlines last month when the television actress reignited a twitter feud over Susan Sarandon’s refusal to vote for Hillary in the 2016, thus implying she was somehow responsible for Trump’s election.

According to these people, Susan Sarandon is somehow the most powerful woman in the country. …


res·o·lu·tion /ˌrezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/
noun: a firm decision to do or not to do something.

On New Years Eve every year my partner Perla and I make a list of:

  1. Everything we are committed to letting go of from the past
  2. Everything we are committed to creating

Only about 8% of people accomplish their New Years Resolutions, so as an Executive Coach who supports people with performance, results, meditation and mindset, here are some tools that I highly recommend to make a powerful start of 2019 and transform your life.

1. Get Clear About Your Intention: If you are not really in…


photo byArmand Aviram

This is probably about the time that the dread has been setting in. Just when you thought you had begun to recover from the 2016 election, here we are. You were probably hoping for at least a year off after the midterm elections before having to confront this reality, but unfortunately this is where we are at.

It is unclear whether the corporate media is intentionally working to suppress this point of view to protect their own interests, or because they live inside of a bubble, so divorced from working people and reality itself, that the obvious has eluded them.

Jay Ponti

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