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
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(17 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Donald Trump Will Be Re-elected, Unless Andrew Yang is the Democratic Nominee Fourteen reasons why Trump will be re-elected and all the reasons Andrew Yang is the one who can beat him.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 16, 2011
Waiting in the Examining Room Reflections on a post-op visit to a surgeon's office
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 25, 2019
Bloomberg and the Invisible Yang Bloomberg's entry into the Democratic presidential nomination race brings out more reason attention ought to be focused on Andrew Yang.
(12 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 6, 2018
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
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Occupy Movement Needs to Take the Next Step The rationale for why the occupiers everywhere need to consider the Proposed Petition for Redress and Pledge of Action and take the next, simple, essential step toward fundamental change in America.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Reflections on the New American Revolution Instead of a progressive revolution, the USA already has undergone an oligarchic revolution that will continue to block most progressive policies unless Americans begin to participate more actively in the political sphere.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 18, 2011
My "Legal" Marriage: Now Define Excited The debate about marriage equality doesn't just bring into question the definition of marriage but also the definition of being gay in America.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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.
(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 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?
(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.
(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?
(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 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 21, 2016
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.
(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.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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.
(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.
(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.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 18, 2011
The Proposed Petition for Redress and Pledge of Action The Occupy movement is treading water. The Proposed Petition is meant to be the next step, a document that summarizes the principles, grievances, redress sought, and action needed that the occupiers have identified but not moved forward with. The next step requires the agreement of the 99 percent. We need to ask everyone in this country, one by one, if they are ready for change.
(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?
(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.
(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.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 30, 2012
How? Be Honest, Open, and Willing How do we move forward this election year to see change in the American political system.