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 […] Continue Reading…

Trump’s Russia connection

Neither John le Carré, Frederick Forsyth or Robert Ludlum could have topped the real-life drama of international intrigue that is currently consuming Washington. None of those spy novelists could […] Continue Reading…

Fantasy of trickle-down economics

Earlier this week, Dorothy and Toto returned to Kansas. Or reality returned, anyway. The Republican-controlled state legislature revolted against the preposterous, alternative-reality dogma espoused by the ultra-conservative governor, Sam […] Continue Reading…

Trump’s climate consequences

This is disastrous. With his decision to withdraw from the Paris accord on climate change, President Donald J. Trump shoved his country from its chair at the head of the […] Continue Reading…

The courage of Mitch Landrieu

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a brilliant speech earlier this month about his decision to remove Confederate […] Continue Reading…

Jeff Sessions likes mass incarceration

With all the mayhem and malfeasance emanating from the Trump administration, it’s hard to keep up with the myriad policies and practices that are doing harm to the […] Continue Reading…

Trump starts down path to tyranny

So it begins. The nation is edging toward the constitutional crisis that many feared would erupt during the Trump administration. Our democracy is more fragile than I knew. We are so […] Continue Reading…