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

Dwindling Hope, Irrelevant Election: Young People Get Their Cynicism Back

New America Media, Published October 8, 2008  Editor’s Note: Walking through the streets of New York City, NAM writer Russell Morse noticed that something had changed: Young people, who weeks ago seemed full of hope, seem to have recovered their cynicism in the face of a spiraling economic decline around them. NEW YORK – Last…Read more Dwindling Hope, Irrelevant Election: Young People Get Their Cynicism Back

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

No Country for Old White Men – or There Will Be Mud

New America Media, Commentary, Published Feb. 3, 2008 Editor’s Note: Hollywood and the primaries are vying for the front-page news. But there are parallels between movies nominated for the Oscars this year and the stories of the election, notes NAM contributing writer Russell Morse. As Hollywood vies with politics in the 24-hour news cycle, I realized…Read more No Country for Old White Men – or There Will Be Mud

Fence In The Sky — Border Wall Cuts Through Native Land

  YO! Youth Outlook, Published March 7, 2007  Video, Words: Russell Morse // Photos: Ryan Furtado and Josue Rojas // Video: Russell Morse and Min Lee Editor's Note: Cultural and ecological concerns about the proposed 700 mile fence across the southern border of the United States are not lost on indigenous peoples and environmental activists along…Read more Fence In The Sky — Border Wall Cuts Through Native Land

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