Exit Sessions, enter chaos

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a xenophobe who opposes even legal immigration, a heartless nationalist who allowed small children to be snatched from their parents’ arms, a bigot who supported voter suppression in Alabama, a throwback who is a hardcore opponent of legalized marijuana. Still, his ouster is bad news for a nation built […]

Christine Blasey Ford’s courage and my #MeToo moment

Many years ago, when I was in my early 30s, a man tried to force me to perform fellatio on him. He grabbed the back of my head with one hand and tried to force my face down to his crotch as he unzipped his pants with his other hand. We were sitting in a […]

Is Brett Kavanaugh lying?

If you wonder why Christine Blasey Ford resisted coming forward for decades — why she waited so long to tell the world her claim that Brett Kavanaugh once sexually assaulted her — just ask Anita Hill. She could certainly tell you. Hill’s life was forever changed by her allegation that Clarence Thomas, then a nominee […]

Nike: Just buy it

Nike didn’t wait for Super Bowl LIII to debut its most powerful — and controversial — commercial. Its most recent ad campaign has already sparked outrage, with some consumers setting their sneakers on fire and posting pictures on social media sites. The cause of the combustion is the athlete at the center of the campaign: […]

Let Mollie Tibbetts rest in peace

A young woman named Mollie Tibbetts was murdered last month in Iowa. She went for her daily jog in the hamlet of Brooklyn, where she was home from college for the summer, and she didn’t return. Her body was found earlier this week in a field. That’s simply awful. Her family and friends are likely […]