Heading for history’s ash heap

Most of the South’s fiery segregationists are dead and largely forgotten, dumped into the ash bin of history by their fierce opposition to equal rights for black Americans. If […] Continue Reading…

Book-burning in the Trump era

The Trump years have coincided with lots of low points in American civil society — with successive rips in the civic fabric, with countless acts of domestic terror, with […] Continue Reading…

Bigotry embedded in police culture

There were many strange and perplexing moments during and immediately after the trial of Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer found guilty of murdering Botham Jean, an unarmed […] Continue Reading…

Greta is right about climate change

Mobile, AL. — The calendar has marked autumn, which ought to yield crisp breezes, yellowing leaves and, most of all, cool weather. But here on […] Continue Reading…

Impeachment is the right thing

Impeachment proceedings may strengthen President Donald J. Trump by emboldening his lies, enraging and enlivening his sycophantic base and smearing Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. A vote not […] Continue Reading…

Huffman’s sentence about right

Felicity Huffman’s light sentence for her role in the college cheating scandal infuriated me. She was sentenced to 14 days in a federal prison and a $30,000 fine — […] Continue Reading…

“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…