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The Case for Steve Gutierrez

This one I'm not sharing widely in my circle of friends. I can't bring myself to email a link as I've been doing with my work. I'm glad it's out there in the world, but I leave its discovery to the caprices of chance. I do not foist it on anyone. I hide behind  Read More 
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Chicano Nobel Laureate

News of this award reached me recently before the press got hold of it. I decided to broadcast it immediately. Everybody in the Latino community was excited for Gerardo Hidalgo, except for me. But I had my reasons. At the same time, I was deeply disturbed by events in Europe. I take no  Read More 
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Election Year

I wrote a piece on Trump this summer that just appeared in Digital Review in an issue dedicated to the past year. I hope you enjoy it. I'll be back with some more stuff in a political vein soon.

Trump Time

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Post-rally Thoughts

Today in the East Bay nobody is dying in front of my house. Nearby, in Oakland, Richmond, Hayward and all the other rough parts, somebody is shot or stabbed or lying dead in a pool of blood on the hard street, or expiring alone in an apartment, a victim of his or her own despair. Death hangs in the  Read More 
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