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About Eric Shapiro

Eric Shapiro

Eric Shapiro

I am a lifelong New Yorker who spends a good portion of my time gorging on and regurgitating big meaty hunks of culture, musical and otherwise. I try my best to avoid the cliches that come along with wearing skinny jeans and flannel shirts in a cosmopolitan locale, but I'm writing for a website called Indie Shuffle, so it's probably useless. My life has its own personal soundtrack, but feel free to borrow a few tunes. Feedback is always welcome.

Posts By Eric Shapiro

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: Standing Rock Triumph: The Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Make History

December 7, 2016 |

By Eric Shapiro

On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatened the water supply and burial sites of the Standing Rock Sioux in South Dakota. This decision on … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: Populism vs. Identity Politics is a False Choice; Dems Need Both to Win

November 30, 2016 |

With identity politics currently in some disrepute, economic populism is ascendant in the Democratic Party. The conventional wisdom goes that Donald Trump’s upset Electoral College victory over Hillary Clinton derived in part from his strong right-wing populist appeal to white … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: Unqualified Praise of Castro Undermines the Credibility of the Progressive Left

November 27, 2016 |

The unqualified praise of Fidel Castro from some on the left risks undermining our moral authority (not to mention ideological consistency) at the worst possible moment. Fidel Castro, a repressive totalitarian dictator, habitually violated basic liberal and democratic principles to stay in … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: 5 Reasons GOP is to Blame for Donald Trump

November 23, 2016 |

In the final days of the presidential campaign, pundits and politicians alike went out of their way to distinguish Trump from the Republican presidential nominees of elections past. Trump, the reasoning went, was an overt bigot who shattered age-old political … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: To Stop Trump, Dems’ Left and Center-Left Must Work Together

November 21, 2016 |

By Eric Shapiro

Neoliberalism has been a disaster for America and the world in many respects. Over time, progressives can and should replace it with a more populist, egalitarian ideology and program of policies that prioritize the interests of Main … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: Never is Now – Jewish Resistance Against Trump is a Moral Imperative

November 17, 2016 |

I am both an atheist and a Jew. Although making this seemingly contradictory statement risks drawing criticism from both atheists and Jews, I feel obligated say it when someone asks me about my faith. Seeing Jewish Resistance trend on Twitter … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: Examining Millennials’ Complicity in Trump’s Election

November 16, 2016 |

The biggest story of the 2016 election, perhaps even bigger than the humbling of the Clinton dynasty and Trump’s meteoric rise to power, was the failure of the Obama coalition to mobilize and defeat the candidate who stands in opposition … Read More

Dear Fellow Millennials: A Vote For Hillary Clinton is a Vote for Our Future

November 8, 2016 |

The prospect of a Donald Trump presidency and a GOP Congressional majority should be a progressive’s worst nightmare. Not only would such an outcome virtually erase President Obama’s legacy; it would effectively eliminate the possibility of progress on the issues … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Pundit: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Wrong About Colin Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter

October 11, 2016 |

Reported by Eric Shapiro for the Flatiron Hot! News

In an interview on Monday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, liberal lion of the Supreme Court for over two decades, had some choice words for NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Specifically, she criticized his decision, … Read More

Why Bernie or Bust is Ridiculous and Progressives Must Unite Against Trump

July 25, 2016 |

Ever since Sanders delegates succeeded in adding a $15 minimum wage to the party platform, the DNC and the Clinton campaign have not prioritized winning over the Democratic Party’s restive left flank. First, there was VP nominee Tim Kaine. Then, … Read More