John Peeler: Of the potential candidates out there, Warren is best positioned to mobilize Democrats and progressives across the lingering divides of 2016.
John Peeler: That a politician would lie about sexual misconduct is not that shocking. What’s shocking is that he’s likely to be elected anyway by an Alabama electorate with a large contingent of religious conservatives.
John Peeler: It is blatantly clear at this point that Trump has no clue about how to get legislation passed in Congress. Nor has he the patience to learn.
John Peeler: Catalonia has been a bone in the throat of Spanish nationalists for a long time: the region first declared its independence on the eve of the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s.
John Peeler: If the concentration of wealth and income continues as it is, or gets even worse, I see no way we can preserve our democracy, for democracy is premised on the equality of every citizen.
John Peeler: the Puerto Rican government never had the tax base it would have needed to catch up to mainland standards of infrastructure
John Peeler: Just as Trump’s supporters chant “Build the Wall” for its symbolic value, those of us who want to get a grip on gun violence will not stop advocating for outlawing weapons whose only purpose is to kill people.
John Peeler: People who are poor, particularly those who live in areas of concentrated poverty (like inner cities or rural Appalachia), and most especially African Americans in such environments, have measurably worse health, higher death rates and lower life expectancy than the rest of us.
John Peeler: Now we have two macabre clowns drawing lines in the sand, and absolutely no evidence that ether one can see any way out other than total capitulation of the enemy.
John Peeler: The reader cannot avoid the conclusion that racism has been fundamental to White culture from the very beginning of American history, with deep roots in Europe.
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein e take it for granted today that the persistence of disparities and segregation between whites and blacks in America is the result of persistent white prejudice, perhaps combined with other factors such as a supposed “culture of poverty.” We take it for granted that […]
John Peeler: So now Trump has been convinced to give it a try, because like Obama, he has been convinced that we can’t just get out.
John Peeler: The South today, after desegregation, has devised other, more subtle ways of keeping the blacks down, and most Southern whites today will be quick to condemn open racism.