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Bear Kosik is a political scientist by training. His Remaking Democracy in America was published in the fall of 2018 by Stairway Press. Well-received science fiction novels (two under Hugh Dudley) are available on Amazon. Several screenplays have been awarded over fifteen laurels at screenplay competitions since 2016. Bear's short fiction, essays, photo art,and poetry have appeared in a variety of reviews, anthologies, and e-zines. Six of his plays have been presented at off-off-Broadway venues since 2016. He took first place in the New York State Fair Poetry Contest in 2018.
B.A., International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
ABD, Comparative Politics, Johns Hopkins University (received conditional pass on dissertation defense)
J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, July 12, 2019 Have We Got Anything to Lose?
The writer was accurate in September 2015 in predicting Trump's win and why he won. The question is whether any of the Democratic candidates is going to shape their election bids in a way that places them not as an alternative to Trump but as a better choice.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 21, 2019 The Problem with Bernie
Bernie Sanders' decision to seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination brings back the core problem Sanders had last time.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Progressive Hypocrisy
Just how accepting, inclusive, and truth-seeking are progressives when they refuse to accept, include, and believe Trump's supporters?
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Why Almost Everyone Was Wrong
Anyone looking at Donald Trump logically rather than emotionally could have seen over a year ago that he was going to win the nomination and probably the general election.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 4, 2016 The Grains of Truth
So much ink and so many pixels have been spilled going back and forth regarding the qualities of the major-party candidates for POTUS. Their worst characteristics, however, are the source of their success.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 25, 2016 The Death Knell of Representative Democracy in the USA
The USA is headed for disaster as long as voters believe they have only two choices for president in this election. Our only hope as a nation from falling further into plutocracy is to send the decision to the House of Representatives.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 24, 2016 Assange's Believe It or Not!
Given how ridiculous political discourse between the two major party candidates for POTUS has been, more people ought to seriously think about a third way.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 11, 2016 One Way Out
The who-haw over Donald Trump's remarks underscores the extent to which the media are playing with people in this election. It is imperative the people seize this opportunity to reject the continued domination of the two major parties and participate in their own governance.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Five years and...?
Organizationally and popularly, the progressive concerns espoused by Occupy Wall Street have not matured or developed along lines to be of any use to actually result in the change needed to fix what is wrong in the USA.
(31 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 7, 2016 The Withering Away of Rights on the Left
How are we supposed to move forward if political discourse has become nearly impossible? Vocabulary, issues, goals are all perpendicular to each other. Our only hope is for the most reasonable people to start putting their feet down and insisting everyone begin to start talking the same language.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 31, 2014 A Little Respect: Films at Eleven
Do we really want to defend freedom of speech and expression for movie makers whose goal is really to make money? Is that what civil liberties are there for?
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 13, 2014 The Alarm Has Sounded
How did we get to this point in American politics? What can the Democrats do to win back the American people?
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 21, 2012 Plan of Action
The author has touched a nerve not only with the Occupy movement but also the Tea Party and Dr. Paul supporters. All over an attempt to debate the merits of contending courses of action.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, June 15, 2012 A Developmental Educator's Plan to Address America's Political Problems
The chief complaint by outsiders regarding the Occupy movement is that it hasn't tried to move into the mainstream to realize the change the movement has identified as needed in this country. A plan has been offered to take care of this issue and it will be presented at the National Gathering in Philadelphia in three weeks.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 8, 2012 What Is to Be Done?
Time to pause and acknowledge that everyone on the progressive left needs to unite if we want to achieve change in America.