Confederate memorials honor slavery

Our new government is founded upon . . the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition. -- Alexander Stephens, vice-president of the Confederacy, 1861 As if he had not already dumped enough fuel … Click here to continue --->

Republicans stand by Trump

Every week, it seems, a new poll shows President Donald Trump’s approval rating sliding further into uncharted lows, as the leader of the free world alienates allies, goads adversaries and challenges friends. Political commentators point out that no president in modern history has had approval … Click here to continue --->

Sessions getting what he deserves

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is a true believer in the old order, a man whose worldview is based on the assumption that “Christian” white men ought to be in charge. He has spent his political career trying to claw back the halting progress that people of color and other minorities have made … Click here to continue --->

The real fraud in voter fraud

President Donald J. Trump is right about this much: The vital democratic process of voting has been overwhelmed by fraud, beset by scams, hobbled by duplicity. But the president is quite wrong about the origin of the misdeeds. The chicanery that has corrupted the ballot cannot be traced to … Click here to continue --->

The fight over health care

It’s no wonder that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spent so many weeks hiding his version of Trumpcare, the bill that he hopes will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It’s hideous. It is a cruel bill that will leave millions of people without access to medical care while … Click here to continue --->