Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua L. Dratel: The indefinite detention that began at Guantánamo Bay has now spawned its mirror image in the camps for undocumented immigrants (and their children) along the U.S. Mexican border.
Archives for January 19, 2020
John Peeler: His very hyper-urban, superrich persona, reaching out to them, saying what they’ve been saying among themselves, this reaffirms that they are important, that they matter.
Berry Craig: In the end, the Republican Senate will exonerate the Republican Trump. Hosannas and alleluias will rise heavenward from godly white folks in the marbled chamber and galleries, on Trump radio and TV and across the length and breadth of Red State Trumpistan.
Tom Conway: U.S. life expectancy dropped three years in a row, America’s suicide rate is at a record high, millions struggle with opioid addictions, and workers with multiple part-time jobs battle hopelessness.
Lorelei Baird: Classifying immigrants as “arriving aliens” allows the government to deny them a chance for release from detention.
Ted Vaill: Will some of the 22 Republican Senators who are up for reelection in 2020 or retiring have the courage to stand up for the Constitution and the country and allow a real, not a fake impeachment proceeding to be held?
Paul Haeder: Substitute teacher, and today, halfway through third period as substitute for a high school language arts class, the burly, idiotic, uninitiated, reactionary, dense, illogical, broken, un-teacher of a vice principal stood out that door at Waldport High School and summarily told me to “grab your belonging and we want you to leave.”