Give everyone a gun!

Jean Barker 3461 views

Here’s why that’s a really stupid idea, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Online dating in the USA

Jean Barker 619 views

Online dating in the USA is a feast, but you have to know what not to sample (again), says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

'Just throw it away'

Jean Barker 1763 views

Jean Barker is one of the millions of residents of the USA who’ll collectively receive enough junk mail to reach the moon about 61 times in 2016.

Jean Barker

Cruz: America’s least wanted

Jean Barker 2237 views

In the US, the presidential race is - literally - a popularity contest. This makes it extra weird that Ted Cruz, the least popular man in America, may end up as the Republican nominee.

Jean Barker

The US war on women

Jean Barker 1728 views

Trump's popularity despite his sexist statements proves that America is no haven of equal rights, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Touched by an Angelino

Jean Barker 1007 views

In LA, the big time is always about to happen, disaster is always striking, and miracles do happen, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

The impossible is possible

Jean Barker 1450 views

Once, Obama being president of the USA was thought “impossible”. Once, a Jewish socialist being president of the USA was “impossible”. No longer, says Jean Barker.

 

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Polarising politics

Jean Barker 2243 views

We’re so busy hating each others’ political candidates here in the USA that we’ve forgotten to talk, or how to listen to one another, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Insulting Obama

Jean Barker 2736 views

It’s completely normal for a US president to be mocked, even insulted in the USA, but snipes at Obama have taken fearful, racist forms, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Is Spur's Native American racist?

Jean Barker 1323 views

Americans are offended by the Spur's branding, but in the process of saying so, they managed to really annoy Jean Barker.

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The “Trump Bump” Terror

Jean Barker 1832 views

Trump’s racist rhetoric has brought bigots out of the closet, becoming a talking point for KKK recruitment, and forced Stormfront to buy new webservers, says Jean Barker

 
Jean Barker

The evil of terror vs the horror of crime

Jean Barker 930 views

When you see a friend in the last few days in Los Angeles, the conversation goes something like this. “Crazy, huh?” “San Bernadino? Yeah…” There are no words, says Jean Barker.

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