Roy Moore’s child abuse

Roy Moore, a former jurist and the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alabama, has carefully crafted an image over the years as an ultra-conservative religious zealot. He […] Continue Reading…

How Russia invaded the US

Earlier this week, an Uzbek national named Sayfullo Saipov, apparently unhappy with his life here and radicalized by watching ISIS videos, allegedly plowed a rental truck into a […] Continue Reading…

Working-class whites get conned

On Tuesday (Oct. 24), Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, delivered a stunning rebuke of President Donald J. Trump, excoriating his isolationism, his divisiveness, his disregard for truth, his […] Continue Reading…

Trump’s phony patriotism

For twelve days after four U.S. Special Forces soldiers were ambushed in Niger, President Donald Trump said nothing publicly about their deaths. He didn’t mention […] Continue Reading…

Trump goes after contraceptives

Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel fantasizing a theocratic coup in the United States, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. The book rocketed to the top of bestseller […] Continue Reading…

This is American exceptionalism

On Aug. 1, 1966, Charles Whitman opened a peculiarly American chapter in the history of violent deaths. Mowing down unsuspecting students and tourists from a tower at the University […] Continue Reading…

Donald Trump divides us

We are a nation at war with itself, cleaved in two by racial, ethnic and cultural differences, each side convinced of its own righteousness. These tumultuous times cry out […] Continue Reading…