Virus will devastate Deep South

MOBILE, Al. — A close friend here confided her worries about the plans for an April family funeral. Her extended family wants to memorialize a loved one with a well-attended funeral in a small church in eastern Alabama, and they hope to gather afterward at a home for the traditional repast of Southern-style comfort foods. […]

GOP’s disdain for working folk

Congress managed to come together to pass an unprecedented $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, but not before a small group of Republican senators reminded us of the narrow-minded condescension their party directs toward the working poor. Trump-ism holds its own malicious — indeed, dangerous —strains of contempt, but the malevolent disdain the GOP holds for […]

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 Alabama’s Gulf Coast, autumn has betrayed us, stubbornly refusing to give up the dog days of summer. The thermometer has registered temperatures in the 90s, often the high 90s, nearly […]

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 to convict by the Senate — which would certainly follow any “yes” vote in the House — may persuade uncertain voters that Trump has been the […]

“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 the country illegally years ago. The raids, which spanned seven cities and targeted work sites owned by five different companies, were, ICE bragged, the largest single-state […]