Berry Craig: Trump personifies everything the rest of the world despises about America: casual racism, crass materialism, relentless self-aggrandisement, vulgarity on an epic scale. He is the Ugly American in excelsis
Elections and Campaigns
Ron Briley: As a scholar, Woodrow Wilson propagated the Southern myth that Reconstruction was the rape of the South by freedmen, Northern carpetbaggers, and Southern scalawags.
Jessie Daniels: The white supremacy of anti-abortion extremism goes deeper than this gunman’s deferential treatment by police, or politicians’ reluctance to speak plainly about what we can all see, or the mainstream media’s white framing of these acts of terrorism.
James Glaser: It took me a couple of years to consciously know in my mind that “my war” was actually a scam to make some people rich and to give hundreds of thousands of workers, good jobs.
War & Peace
Richard Greeman: Today, warrants are no longer required for raids, which are decided on the judgement of the Prefect of each locality using “justified suspicion” as a criterion.
Randy Shaw: There is a near consensus that new construction must be coupled with stringent tenant protections and more subsidized housing to forestall gentrification. Krugman misses this latter point.
Peter Dreier: Less than half a mile from where the Rose Parade route begins, near Millionaires Row, Pasadena becomes a city of low-wage workers, predominantly Latino and Black. Tens of thousands of residents struggle to meet their basic needs.
March with Pasadena workers and their organizations to raise the wage to $15, abolish wage theft, and establish worker justice in our city.