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Ted Millar is a writer and teacher. His work has been in featured in myriad literary journals, including Straight Forward Poetry, Better Than Starbucks, the Broke Bohemian, Caesura, Circle Show, Cactus Heart, Third Wednesday, and The Voices Project. He is also a contributor to Liberal America as well as hosting the podcast "The Left Place", available on all major podcast outlets.
SHARE Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Real America Gets COVID While the Other America Gets Tested
If the wealthy can afford private firefighters to protect their mansions and rapid COVID tests so they can throw wild bacchanals like Prince Prospero in Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Masque of the Red Death," more power to them.
But therein lies the problem.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 26, 2020 Will an ICE Fascist Factory Be Coming to a Town Near You?
An ICE civilian training facility in Chicago? Couple this with BORTAC, the Customs and Border Patrol's equivalent of a SWAT team, tasked with assisting ICE agents in routine immigration arrests, and state-sanctioned paramilitary forces roughing up people in the streets for daring to exercise their constitutional right to peaceably assemble to redress their grievances, and we've got the makings of a tin-pot police state.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Of Course We Can Afford Medicare-for-All--We Always Could
We have always been able to afford Medicare-for-All.
It's just a matter of priorities.
The neo-liberal shift over the past forty years has prioritized Wall Street, the defense industry, and generally any individual or corporation ideologically committed enough to capitalize on the "money=free speech" argument the Supreme Court agreed is constitutional.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 24, 2020 We Should Be Paying Attention to What's Going On In India and China
While the media diverted some attention away from reporting on the Black Lives Matter protests and the spike in coronavirus cases to focus on Donald Trump's underwhelming Tulsa, Okla. rally on Saturday, two nuclear superpowers on the other side of world were stepping closer to war for the first time in half a century.