Over the past weeks the US has seen a growing number of attacks on Asian-Americans. Those who perpetrate them should learn a little about history and a lot about our democracy.
- March 29, 2021
Today, Republicans talk about “election integrity,” but their end game is the same as that of the former Confederates after the war: to keep Black and Brown Americans away from the polls to make sure the government does not spend tax dollars on public services.
- March 19, 2021Trump's shifting relationship with China.
- March 16, 2021“I’ll be fierce for all of us, our planet, and all of our protected land.”
- February 5, 2021Race has been at the core of the American past and its present.
- February 1, 2021
This post first appeared on TomDispatch Joe Biden’s got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you’d think I’d experienced it all when it comes to this country and its presidencies. Or most of it, anyway. I’ve been around since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Born on July 20, 1944, I’m a little “young” to remember him, though I was a war baby in an era when ...
- December 23, 2020
It is customary for an outgoing President to grant 11th hour pardons, sometimes to surprising recipients. Of course, not all presidential pardons are created equal. To be sure, justice and mercy are worthy and occasional goals. But the end-of-term pardons often reveal other, less savory objectives.