Michael Eric Ross

Author and journalist Michael Eric Ross contributes to Medium. His writing has also appeared in TheWrap, PopMatters, The New York Times, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, Salon, The Root, msnbc.com, BuzzFeed, and other publications.

More Time with the Family
14 days ago
A new year, like a new broom, sweeps clean, at least for a while. Before and after the start of this still minty-fresh jaunt around the sun called 2018, several Republican lawmakers have decided not to seek re-election. The rush for the out doors will include the retirements of relative newcomers to Congress and an institutional lion of the Senate. These exits, the ones that came before, and those likely to follow in the months between now and November have dire implications for a Republican par...
The Wild West Revisited
a month ago
“PROHIBITION ENDS AT LAST!” screams the cover of the latest LA Weekly, the one dated Jan. 1, 2018 — 84 years after the end of the genuine article, in December 1933. The cover of the popular alt-weekly...
Here’s Looking at Us, Kids
3 months ago
Refugees in frantic, desperate motion. Bellicose leaders bristling with weapons and eager for confrontation. A world driven by conflicts and war. The emerging spectre of Nazis and extremism. We’re tal...
Anatomy of a Tragedy
3 months ago
“It’s never been so personal,” says Hana Barkowitz, an infectiously upbeat member of the Kent State College Democrats, in a frank assessment of the waging of the war of the 2016 presidential campaign,...
American Carnage, Trump Edition
5 months ago
What happened Sunday night on the Las Vegas strip was perversely, singularly American. The nation’s sense of its size, its culture, its broad existential vistas, its romance with armada, its literal a...
The, Um, Evolution of Donald Trump II
5 months ago
Don't let your mouth write a check your ass can't cash. — Folk saying variously ascribed to 50s rock legend Bo Diddley and the author Charles Portis __________ Sooner or later, every autocrat finds it...