Lusi for Guv: Ribeyes, Fireworks and a Wonder Bread Bus

The Boston Phoenix, This Just In, Published: October 20, 2010  This piece is available from The Boston Phoenix here. Stepping out of his Volkswagen bus, which is painted to look like a loaf of Wonder Bread, independent gubernatorial candidate Joe Lusi shares some wisdom regarding political media appearances. "Running for office is like being a stand-up comedian,"…Read more Lusi for Guv: Ribeyes, Fireworks and a Wonder Bread Bus

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The Place that Hope Forgot to Visit on Election Day

New America Media, Published November 9, 2008 Editor's Note: The celebration of Barack Obama's historic victory felt very far away to residents of Tent City, a homeless encampment in the woods of Athens, Ga. NAM writer Russell Morse visited Tent City on election night and found that it was a place that had lost its hope…Read more The Place that Hope Forgot to Visit on Election Day

RUN DNC — Hip Hop Generation Comes of Age with Obama

New America Media, Commentary, Published Aug. 29, 2008  Editor’s Note: Hip Hop's involvement in the Obama campaign is not forced but the result of the awakening of a political generation that had nobody legit to rally around until now, writes NAM contributor Russell Morse. Morse is a New York based writer for New America Media. DENVER…Read more RUN DNC — Hip Hop Generation Comes of Age with Obama

Barack Rhymes With Tupac

New America Media, Commentary (Millennial View), Published Mar. 20, 2008 Editor's Note: Two of this generations most gifted orators are in the news this week. Barack Obama confronted race in a historic speech and new revelations about the origins of the beef that ended Tupac Shakur's life shook the rap world. Russell Morse is a New York…Read more Barack Rhymes With Tupac

Darth Vader vs. Bin Laden: Losing my mind at the Republican National Convention

YO! Youth Outlook, Commentary, Published: September 5, 2004 Early in my trip to New York for the Republican National Convention, I was sitting in the lobby of the Hotel Mercer having a political discussion with George Lucas. I told him how impressed I was with the level of passion and dedication of the young Democrats…Read more Darth Vader vs. Bin Laden: Losing my mind at the Republican National Convention

Iraq Vets for President: Manchurian Candidate, the antidote to Fahrenheit 911

YO! Youth Outlook, Commentary, Published Sep. 1, 2004  Manchurian Candidate, the antidote to Fahrenheit 911 I cannot watch cable news late at night anymore. What happens is that after two hours of explosions, wife murderers, impending doom and commercials telling me to buy gold – my brain explodes and starts to seep out of my…Read more Iraq Vets for President: Manchurian Candidate, the antidote to Fahrenheit 911

Vote John Kerry for Cheap Sausage – Looking Back On the Last Night of the DNC

Vote John Kerry for Cheap Sausage - Looking Back On the Last Night of the DNC: Young people say Democrats will get them paid YO! Youth Outlook, News Feature, Published August 3, 2004 I've learned that most of the work in covering a convention is sneaking into parties. The sun is coming up in Boston and I'm…Read more Vote John Kerry for Cheap Sausage – Looking Back On the Last Night of the DNC

Young Skinheads Against the War: The White Revolution at the DNC

YO! Youth Outlook, Interview, Published: July 30, 2004 The protest pen at the Fleet Center in Boston has been quiet since I got here. The main protest organizers – a group of local anarchists called The Black Tea Party – have shunned the pen and any other form of predictable, organized protest. The people who…Read more Young Skinheads Against the War: The White Revolution at the DNC