Trump supporters near the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, 2021 in DC — Shay Horse/NurPhoto via Getty Images

On the Wednesday afternoon of January 6th, 2021, it was a normal day for many Americans — that is, as normal as normal can be with a global COVID-19 pandemic raging around us, an economy in free fall, and in the midst of a presidential transition after one of the most contentious elections in modern American history. Congress had been gaveled into its ceremonial joint session to certify the results of the Electoral College, confirming the election of Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris to the White House, as President and Vice President, respectively. And while members of…


Hint: It’s not because we’re both gay.

It’s been zero (0) days since someone has suggested that the only reason I support former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is because he and I are gay. I wrote an, admittedly, rambling piece as to why I supported Pete initially in April, but in light of this incident and in the interest of a lot of new developments since then, I thought a new piece was in order.

Back in April, to the best of my recollection, it had been about a month since I had seen Pete’s breakout moment at the…


Once again, we’ve fallen into a vicious and toxic discussion surrounding the gayness of a member of our LGBTQ community. And once again, I feel like I have to speak up.

I am a gay man. My saying that should be enough. I should not have to check boxes in order to meet some threshold of “queer liberation” or whatever bull someone wants to apply towards me. I am a gay man.

I have been in love. I have had my heart broken. I have had memories that make me blush to this day. I have been raped by someone…


Dear fellow members of Team Pete,

This is an open letter and part vent. Like you, my candidate of choice in the Democratic presidential primary is South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “Mayor Pete”, as we like to call him, and Chasten Buttigieg, his husband, have generally been very positive, focusing on togetherness, empathy, service, and of course, community. Among many messages that tied me to the campaign and inspired me to support Buttigieg’s run for the nomination, there was this overlying theme of intersectionality. And within the operation of the campaign itself, there has been a noticeable dependence on personal…


© Associated Press An afternoon thunderstorm moves into Washington near the White House Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The events from this Labor Day week reveal a White House that is at war with itself and a GOP Congress that refuses to provide constitutional oversight and restraint on a runaway Administration.

Labor Day week is usually one where many Americans take a break from school or work, unwind, maybe even go to the beach, a lake, or just a ride around town with some friends and family. This week, however, has proven anything but relaxing, especially for the politically inclined individual. …

Chris DeSett

Young cat dad living in Philadelphia, drinking wine, working, and venting about politics.

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