It’s Trump’s party now

It’s no surprise that Kay Ivey, Alabama’s Republican governor, is touting her support for President Donald J. Trump. Running for election after taking over the governor’s office last year when her scandal-ridden predecessor resigned, Ivey voted for the accused pedophile Roy Moore and has bragged about a law that keeps Confederate monuments in place. Her […]

Religious right reveals its sexism

A year and a half into Donald J. Trump’s mean-spirited, vulgar and callous presidency, no one should feign surprise that he referred to some illegal immigrants as “animals.” It is an echo of his campaign rhetoric, in which he branded undocumented border-crossers from Mexico drug dealers and “rapists.” As his troubles with Special Counsel Robert […]

Trump’s ‘whites only’ party

A year and a half into Donald J. Trump’s mean-spirited, vulgar and callous presidency, no one should feign surprise that he referred to some illegal immigrants as “animals.” It is an echo of his campaign rhetoric, in which he branded undocumented border-crossers from Mexico drug dealers and “rapists.” As his troubles with Special Counsel Robert […]

Trump cons his supporters

In the administration of President Donald J. Trump, truth is scarce, discipline is weak and old-fashioned virtues such as modesty have gone into hiding. Cynicism, however, flourishes. Just take a look at the president’s proposal to pare back government spending. Trump has sent Congress a proposal to cut funds just allocated in January for the […]

Bill Cosby gets his due

Perhaps it was the pressure of the #MeToo movement, in which countless women have come forward to credibly charge powerful men with sexual misconduct, that led to Bill Cosby’s conviction this time. Or perhaps it was the persuasive case presented by an able young prosecutor, Montgomery County (Pa.) Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden, who put […]