Steve Hochstadt: We all might soon forget this saga of Dorian and Alabama when the next outrage emerges, but its details display the character of our current government.
The political forces which have argued against doing anything to reduce our impact on the environment, and which now actively reverse previous efforts to protect the earth, deliberately lie about what has already happened.
If Trump’s numbers don’t improve by the spring of 2020, the electoral calculations of Republican politicians across the country, especially in competitive districts, will change. Not challenging Trump could mean defeat.
Steve Hochstadt: I ask you to formulate a statement of Democratic principles and policies that every candidate could accept in a public way, preferably as part of the next debate.
Steve Hochstadt: Vast amounts of black property were taken by unscrupulous individual use of legal trickery, because African Americans did not typically use the white-dominated legal system to pass property to their heirs.
Steve Hochstadt: The messages of the Pow Wow were clear: “We are patriots. We love our land and our unique culture. We love America and have defended it in every war. We welcome and respect all Americans.”
Steve Hochstadt: Lost in this furor is the fact that Ocasio-Cortez did not make a Holocaust analogy when she referred to concentration camps.
Steve Hochstadt: The premise that all good Americans should love our country is a starting point that is never questioned.
Steve Hochstadt: Every survey and social scientific study demonstrates the continuing power of racism to distort and impoverish the lives of black Americans. What is relatively new is the congruence of the partisan and racial splits.
Steve Hochstadt: In neither region, in no region, are Americans prepared for the basic changes in our water systems that global warming has brought and will keep bringing.
Steve Hochstadt: Although the US was not part of the colonial scramble which divided up Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, American collectors and collections now possess large quantities of the stolen objects.
Steve Hochstadt: It certainly is useful to have accurate data on the citizenship status of our population. But political calculation lurks behind this question.
Steve Hochstadt: Against Trump and Republican politics, which also shows no sign of becoming less vindictive, the more we learn about most of the Democrats, the more there is to like.