The injustice of Jeff Sessions

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Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is one in a long line of reprehensible characters likely to inhabit the Trump White House. Now that he s confirmed as the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer, Sessions is in a position to provoke extraordinary harm in the lives of ordinary Americans. As U.S. Attorney General, Sessions will run the […]

US sets a bad example

Peace on earth? Good will to all men? Hardly. The latest terrorist attack in Germany has added a cruel exclamation point to a holiday season already punctuated by unspeakable assaults on the very idea of humanity. The so-called Islamic State has claimed credit for the Berlin atrocity, in which a tractor-trailer truck intentionally plowed into […]

The real war on Christmas

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If you’re surprised, you shouldn’t be. The West Virginia official who posted racist comments on Facebook in reference to First Lady Michelle Obama following Donald Trump’s election — “It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a (sic) Ape in heels” […]

The strange delusions of our politics

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The cult classic, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” is among my favorite films. Released in 1964, it’s a brilliant satire of a certain paranoid period in recent American history. It was a time when fears of a nuclear-armed Soviet Union infused politics with a sense of doom; […]

Down the rabbit hole to TrumpLand

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If you’re feeling a little like Alice in TrumpLand these days, it’s no wonder. Reality has been turned upside-down, grossly distorted, rendered a hall-of-mirrors hallucination. We’re going down the rabbit hole to find the Mad Hair, er, Hatter. It seems just a couple of months ago (it was, wasn’t it?) that Donald Trump was running […]