GOP blocks black voters

In January, Georgia’s Democratic voters pulled off an astonishing feat: In a state that had been reliably red for generations, they sent two Democrats to the U.S. Senate. Georgia […] Continue Reading…

John Lewis’ legacy: Warnock, Ossoff

As his remarkable life was drawing to a close, Georgia Congressman John Lewis penned an opinion essay to be released upon his death. Published in The New York Times […] Continue Reading…

Republicans hate democracy

On November 9, 2016, I woke up in a country I did not recognize. Donald J. Trump, reality TV host, racist and grifter, had just been elected president. Four […] Continue Reading…

Trump orphaned hundreds of kids

When the history of America in the early 21st century is written, it will include a viral pandemic that killed hundreds of thousands, a reckoning […] Continue Reading…

Breonna Taylor: Collateral damage in ‘war on drugs’

The Louisville Metro Police Department has fired Brett Hankison, one of three police officers involved in the egregious death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician who was […] Continue Reading…

A lifeline for Dreamers

You’d think that any American president would be delighted to welcome hard-working and ambitious young adults clamoring to join the American family. But President Donald J. Trump has been […] Continue Reading…

Old Confederacy is tumbling down

Ignore President Donald J. Trump, whose latest tactic to mollify his base is to forbid the renaming of military installations that honor Confederate military officials. The GOP-controlled Senate Armed […] Continue Reading…