The seeds were planted. Bad seeds. Anti-Asian seeds. On a high school lacrosse field, players from Palo Alto taunted Asian players from San Mateo with tags of “Wuhan,” “Corona,” and “virus boy.” Not loud enough for parents in the stands to hear, but loud enough for all the players to…
It’s hard to imagine what the 9.0 Tōhoku earthquake felt like. 100 times more powerful than the previous day’s 7.3 that swayed walls and bumped desks at the top of Apple Japan’s headquarters just before I left to catch my plane back to Singapore. …
Today is when we will see both the beautiful and the ugly in our American democracy of 2021.
First, the beautiful: Georgia has elected two new Senators. This is what happens when everyday people believe that their lives can be better, who organize their communities, who then vote and that vote is counted.
Next comes the ugly: Congress will certify the Presidential election. The roll call of Trumplicans subverting democracy is what happens when power is the only value that guides your actions, when abuse of power goes unpunished, and when you act to overturn the people’s vote.
Georgia is the politics of hope and the American promise made real. Trumpism is the politics of deceit and the cynical plundering of America’s treasure.
Goodbye, Donald Trump. Thank you, Stacey Abrams. 2021 is bending in the right direction.
The California primary is here and your vote never *really* counted before.
Recently I’ve had several conversations with friends who are struggling to choose a candidate for President. With just a few days left until the California primary, I thought I’d share the key points from these chats. And yes, I do say who I’m supporting at the end.