Michael Stern
A
I'd never experienced the kind of pain that I did when my younger brother died unexpectedly, four years ago.

Writing has always been cathartic for me, so I wrote this piece shortly after he died.

Remembering Lee today, on his birthday.
11:32 AM - Apr 22, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
8
87
Michael Stern
A
Hey guys, I was happy to make an appearance on the PattiVasquezCHI show last night. My segment begins at 51 minutes. :)
https://soundcloud.com/wcp...
09:42 PM - Jan 09, 2024
0
0
0
Michael Stern
A
thread 2 Threaded Spouts
I've spent years railing to people to get vaccinated. I've written columns about it. Now the Florida Surgeon General is telling Floridians vaccinations are dangerous.

At some point you have to largely give up and save your effort for those who want to help themselves. I've reached that point.
01:17 PM - Jan 08, 2024
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
4
Michael Stern
A
Someone, like Taylor Swift, can be a strong ally to the LGBT community without being part of the community. That's the definition of an "ally."

It's destructive to assert allies are are who they support.
https://www.cnn.com/2024/0...
10:47 AM - Jan 06, 2024
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
6
Michael Stern
A
thread 3 Threaded Spouts
Cancer screenings don't extend life expectancy. If you're life expectancy is 85, screenings won't increase it to 90. BUT, screenings stop premature deaths (say, at 65 rather than 85).

Also, screening benefits are often considered across a population - not for a specific individual.
05:08 PM - Jan 04, 2024
0
0
0
Michael Stern
A
Donald Trump took almost $8 million from foreign governments while president.

He did not drain the swamp, he bathed in it.

https://www.nytimes.com/20...
12:11 PM - Jan 04, 2024
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
7
Michael Stern
A
Somebody ask nikkihaley what the KKK was about...and expect a rambling answer about the freedom from government to wear any sheet you want.
https://www.cnn.com/2023/1...
10:27 AM - Dec 28, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
6
Michael Stern
A
thread 3 Threaded Spouts
My favorite quotation of the day, from Amanda Marcotte (freakamouse):

“Men who love Donald Trump struggle on the dating market. This is neither surprising nor regrettable. Supporting Trump is much like refusing to bathe, blowing your nose in your hands or farting loudly on purpose.
11:24 AM - Dec 26, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
5
Michael Stern
A
There should be a federal law against doxxing.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/0...
05:39 PM - Dec 23, 2023
Avatar Avatar
0
0
2
Michael Stern
A
There should be a federal law against doxxing.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/0...
05:38 PM - Dec 23, 2023
0
0
0
Michael Stern
A
thread 3 Threaded Spouts
The Supreme Court refused to decide Trump's immunity claim.

Here's part of the reason why: The Court does not like to be viewed as a political tool (though the conservative Court is exactly that). They will not have to decide the issue unless Trump is tried and convicted, when he appeals.
01:02 PM - Dec 23, 2023
Avatar
0
0
1
Michael Stern
A
My latest column, on how the Hamas war has made me - an atheist - pull closer to my Jewish roots.
https://www.usatoday.com/s...
12:56 PM - Dec 23, 2023
Avatar
0
0
1
Michael Stern
A
12:51 PM - Dec 23, 2023
0
0
0
Michael Stern
A
No Labels is trying to stop Biden from getting into the White House...meaning they are helping Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/po...
02:59 PM - Dec 21, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
8
Michael Stern
A
Harvard should investigate allegations of plagiarism by its staff - and the media should call it out - but what business is it of Congress?
https://www.cnn.com/2023/1...
11:03 AM - Dec 21, 2023
Avatar Avatar
0
0
2
Michael Stern
A
If Trump actually thought he was immune from prosecution, he'd be rushing to get to the Supreme Court -- to avoid his upcoming trials.

Instead, he's delaying. Because he knows he's not immune.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/1...
10:16 AM - Dec 21, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
8
Michael Stern
A
I expected my latest column would elicit strong opinions on both sides, but I am surprised at how nasty people can be. I guess I should not be surprised at this point.

https://www.usatoday.com/s...
08:43 PM - Dec 20, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
5
Michael Stern
A
I expected my latest column would elicit strong opinions on both sides, but I am surprised at how nasty people can be. I guess I should not be surprised at this point.
https://www.usatoday.com/s...
08:43 PM - Dec 20, 2023
Avatar
0
0
1
Michael Stern
A
thread 2 Threaded Spouts
My latest column:

"From my grade school days, when my brother and I were the only Jewish kids in our military school in Shreveport, Louisiana, I have experienced antisemitism. But I can never remember a time when I felt more threatened by it than now."
https://www.usatoday.
11:44 AM - Dec 20, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
6
Michael Stern
A
thread 2 Threaded Spouts
My latest column:

"Reasonable minds may differ on exactly how much force is necessary for Israel to protect itself, but the voices that argue against Israel using military force to defend itself and its people are anything but reasonable."

https://www.usatoday.
09:28 AM - Dec 20, 2023
0
0
0
Michael Stern
A
thread 2 Threaded Spouts
My newest column:

"There is little effort to distinguish between the action of Israel's government and Jews across the globe, despite endless pronouncements drawing a bright line between civilian Palestinians and the Hamas government they elected."
https://www.usatoday.
09:35 PM - Dec 19, 2023
0
0
0
Michael Stern
A
thread 2 Threaded Spouts
Yes, the GOP and media hypocrisy is blatant.

But, that's not the issue. The issue is that Republican voters and MAGA Trump supporters DO NOT CARE how bad Trump is.
01:27 PM - Nov 19, 2023
Avatar
0
0
1
Michael Stern
A
Absolutely on point, and a must watch, from JakeTapper:

https://www.mediaite.com/t...
08:06 PM - Nov 07, 2023
Avatar Avatar
0
0
2
Michael Stern
A
I will not be reading or watching the coverage of the Maine mass shootings.

I wrote this column in 2019, and sadly, things have not changed.

https://www.usatoday.com/s...
10:47 PM - Oct 25, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
10
Michael Stern
A
thread 2 Threaded Spouts
Republicans elected a raging #antiLGBT bigot to be their House leader.

RepMikeJohnson said being gay is a “dangerous lifestyle” that would lead to legalized pedophilia and possibly destroy “the entire democratic system.”

He wanted to outlaw gay sex.
https://ktvz.
04:49 PM - Oct 25, 2023
Avatar
0
1
1
Michael Stern
A
New studies showing that masking did not help the broader course of the Covid epidemic do not apply to an individual's use of a mask.

Individuals can protect themselves with masks.

https://abcnews.go.com/Hea...
03:12 PM - Sep 02, 2023
Avatar Avatar
0
1
2
Michael Stern
A
Louisiana's Republican-led state legislature passed a series of controversial bills that targeted the LGBTQ community...and their best pediatric cardiologist left the state because of it.

Red states are losing some of their best and brightest.

Good.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/0...
07:37 AM - Sep 01, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
1
13
Michael Stern
A
If one state can make it illegal to travel to another state to get a legal abortion...

...States with gun laws should make it illegal to travel to another state and buy or use a gun.

GavinNewsom

https://www.cnn.com/2023/0...
11:40 AM - Aug 31, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
6
Michael Stern
A
Alabama says it's a crime to help a woman go to a state where abortion is legal, to have one.

This needs to be challenged to the Supreme Court.

Other states will do this and it's a huge danger.
https://www.cnn.com/2023/0...
11:34 AM - Aug 31, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
14
Michael Stern
A
Giuliani targeted these two election workers and lied about them, unleashing a torrent of threats against them.

He needs to pay...bigtime.
https://www.cnn.com/2023/0...
02:54 PM - Aug 30, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
6
Michael Stern
A
Great piece by @JillDLawrence on Trump, DeSantis, & the GOP machine instigating hate & violence in its base.

Murder does not happen without hate, and the GOP is overflowing with it.

It breaks my heart that a woman was murdered for being an #lgbt ally.

https://plus.thebulwark.co...
12:00 PM - Aug 29, 2023
Avatar Avatar Avatar
0
0
4
loading...