“We wanted workers . .not people”

Last week, agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted massive raids on chicken processing plants in the state of Mississippi, detaining nearly 700 immigrant workers, many of whom entered […] Continue Reading…

Still waiting for gun sanity

No, this is not — sadly — the inflection point, not the catalyst that brings us to our senses. Dual atrocities over last weekend will not force the nation […] Continue Reading…

Trump’s other America

There are two Americas, and they are at war. In one, every word uttered by President Donald J. Trump is the golden gospel, swaddled in larger […] Continue Reading…

The hate they give

My daughter was born in December 2008, just weeks after the nation elected Barack Obama its first black president. I was euphoric, overly confident in my country, giddily optimistic […] Continue Reading…

If climate change is a hoax . . .

“For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the […] Continue Reading…

Clean house at Border Patrol

You don’t have to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement or “decriminalize” illegal entry into the United States to humanize border patrol. You don’t have to close all the detention […] Continue Reading…

Another week, another mass shooting

Late last month, the United States recorded yet another mass shooting. This one took place on a Friday afternoon in Virginia Beach, when a not-so-civil servant mowed down several […] Continue Reading…