The awful Age of Trump

It begins. We have officially entered the Age of Trump, an era that may be the most contentious and most dangerous to the health of the republic since the Civil War. We are two nations of nearly equal count, divided by opposing views on race, religion, pluralism, sexual orientation, feminism and even science. Each side […]

The injustice of Jeff Sessions

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

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” […]