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…

Extreme weather is the new normal

You don’t have to be a physicist or geologist to know that the earth’s climate is changing in ways that are destined to make the landscape less hospitable for […] Continue Reading…

The conservatives’ war on women

After the election of President Donald J. Trump, Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian classic, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” found a new audience, surging once again to popularity with a reappearance on […] Continue Reading…

The Russians are coming!

Leading up to the 2016 presidential election, a foreign adversary conducted a devastating attack on the United States. It was stealthy, strategic and effective. Russian agents, likely acting under […] Continue Reading…