Kim Kardashian West+Donald Trump=freedom

The nation’s foolish and costly “War on Drugs” has destroyed so many lives — taking fathers and mothers from their families, condemning parolees to lives on the margins and […] Continue Reading…

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 […] Continue Reading…

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 […] Continue Reading…

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 […] Continue Reading…

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 […] Continue Reading…

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 […] Continue Reading…

The brutal truth about lynching

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. — Maya Angelou On July 5, 1933, Elizabeth Lawrence, a black school […] Continue Reading…