All I Want for Christmas is Pete Buttigieg to Forgive My “Rules of the Road” Violations

I consider Pete Buttigieg a modern American hero. He is as flawed as the rest of us, but controls his deficits better than most. As some attack him for being born with advantages, the smart people realize he’s made the most of the opportunities presented him. He possesses full control of his sexual orientation narrative, and has converted it into pure power in a profession where it has been historically weaponized by others into weakness. ...Continue Reading

Campaign Advice for Warren and Klobuchar: Back off Pete Buttigieg

It isn’t Pete Buttigieg’s fault that Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota didn’t learn from the other candidates who thought it smart to go after him in a debate. They can’t say Pete didn’t warn them. ...Continue Reading

How Did All the “Not Pete Buttigieg” Candidates Fare in the December Debate?

The deep sting acknowledged throughout the pavilion when Pete came back at Elizabeth Warren with the line, “This is the problem with issuing purity tests you yourself cannot pass,” was Christmas coming a week early for me. ...Continue Reading

Trump Says He’s Dreaming of Pete Buttigieg. So Are the Rest of Us.

Yes, I dream about Pete Buttigieg just as much as Donald Trump does. I am ready for a young, vibrant, forward-thinker who values conscience and mind over dollars and news cycles, who will represent America in all of its parts and peoples, and longs to serve because service actually fulfills him. ...Continue Reading

What it Means That Michael Harriot and Pete Buttigieg Sat Together and Talked About Racism

This kind of thing certainly isn’t uncommon: an attack on a campaigning politician by an American political writer. It is, after all, the heated period of time we like to call “Primary Season.” And in most cases, the story would have ended there. But this story was about to have its first twist. ...Continue Reading