Sujay Utkarsh Publisher
The misapplication of "both sides"
I was rewatching a few videos from a YouTube show called Middle Ground, which is about bringing three people who were on two sides of an issue together to see if they could find common ground. There have been episodes of people for and against gun control finding common ground or socialists and capitalists finding common ground. It is a well-intentioned show — some of the people invited to the s...Forum | January 13, 2021
Music recommendations from 2020 (and some years previous)
Music was my substitute for therapy this year, as evidenced by my 105,312 minute total time spent listening to music on Spotify. As the year winds down, here are some of my favorite music from this year. This will include both music from 2020 and music I stumbled on in 2020.
SAWAYAMA - Rina Sawayama (2020)Pillbox | December 7, 2020
Election fallout: Dems need to refocus economic priorities, policies
After several delays of vote counting, lawsuits, threats of violence and disinformation, and protests, former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to be the next President of the United States. While President Trump has threatened to pursue legal cases, they hold no water and will only result in lost money for his campaign. Many Americans took to the streets to dance and celebrate as if a weight ...Forum | November 9, 2020
Climate migration: counting the economic value of the crisis is impossible, reform is long overdue
As California continues to be on fire and the Trump administration caused a scare by briefly denying disaster relief, a depressing thought has crossed the minds of some in the state: is it time to move somewhere else?Forum | October 19, 2020
QAnon, the decentralized far-right conspiracy network, makes it into the mainstream
In 2016, a devout Christian man drove from North Carolina to a little pizzeria in Washington D.C. named Comet Ping Pong. Armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, he arrived for the sole purpose of stopping a sex trafficking ring run by the Clintons. The infamous Pizzagate became an endless source of mem...Forum | October 5, 2020