Trump’s climate consequences

This is disastrous. With his decision to withdraw from the Paris accord on climate change, President Donald J. Trump shoved his country from its chair at the head of the […] Continue Reading…

The courage of Mitch Landrieu

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a brilliant speech earlier this month about his decision to remove Confederate […] Continue Reading…

Jeff Sessions likes mass incarceration

With all the mayhem and malfeasance emanating from the Trump administration, it’s hard to keep up with the myriad policies and practices that are doing harm to the […] Continue Reading…

Trump starts down path to tyranny

So it begins. The nation is edging toward the constitutional crisis that many feared would erupt during the Trump administration. Our democracy is more fragile than I knew. We are so […] Continue Reading…

Another police shooting, another dead kid

The latest tragic shooting of an unarmed black man — a child, really — occurred in a suburb of Dallas, Texas called Balch Springs. On Saturday night, […] Continue Reading…

The import of Donald Trump’s wall

“Build that wall!” That was one of the more popular rallying cries at then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign events and was perhaps uttered more frequently than the incendiary “Lock her […] Continue Reading…

The consequences of gutting Obamacare

In 1940, when my mother was 13 years old, her mother had a hysterectomy at a hospital in Century, Fla. As was common in small Southern cities in those […] Continue Reading…