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Bear Kosik's Remaking Democracy in America will be published in the fall of 2018 by Stairway Press. His well-received science fiction novels (two under Hugh Dudley) are available on Amazon. Several screenplays have been awarded 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


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Saturday, October 6, 2018 (12 comments)     

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Why Trump Is Succeeding (and will continue to do so) Opinion on Trump's policy successes from someone who predicted his election 14 months before the 2016 election

Trump at Skidmore College Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (4 comments)     

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The Real Trump Card Donald Trump is doing what his supporters want. He is doing this purposefully to demonstrate that his supporters are way off base.

Tulips, Washington Park, Albany NY Monday, November 21, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Dueling Values: Lessons from the Hamilton Contretemps The Hamilton cast's statement was ironic on several levels. That's what happens when one claims the high ground when your rivals aren't even climbing the same hill.

Burro, Red Rock Canyon Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Progressive Hypocrisy Just how accepting, inclusive, and truth-seeking are progressives when they refuse to accept, include, and believe Trump's supporters?

Columbine Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (4 comments)     

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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.

cover art Friday, November 4, 2016 (2 comments)     

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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.

Red Rock Canyon area Tuesday, October 25, 2016 (7 comments)     

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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.

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park Monday, October 24, 2016 (1 comments)     

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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.

Grand Canyon, south rim Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (2 comments)     

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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.

Image created from image crediting Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (5 comments)     

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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.

Strange Weather Thursday, April 7, 2016 (31 comments)     

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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.

Money Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (5 comments)     

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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?

Immigration Rally Thursday, November 13, 2014 (4 comments)     

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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?

Monday, October 29, 2012     

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Our Time Is Now The Choice Americans Face Could Not Be Clearer

South Rim Saturday, June 30, 2012 (1 comments)     

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How? Be Honest, Open, and Willing How do we move forward this election year to see change in the American political system.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 (7 comments)     

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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.

Friday, June 15, 2012 (7 comments)     

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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.

St. Stephen's, Wien Sunday, January 8, 2012 (3 comments)     

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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.

Mountain Stream Wednesday, January 4, 2012 (5 comments)     

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Stuck in the Mud: The Ultimate Outsider's View of the Occupy Movement Reflections on the process of trying to bring change to America when the most significant change agent at present refuses to engage with anyone but their own.

Snow Globe Tuesday, December 20, 2011 (4 comments)     

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Pre, Post and Presently Occupied by Snow Globes An expression of concern for the Occupy movement's continued failure to interact with the 99 percent they claim to represent.

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