Tom Hall: Not one of the current Republican ‘justices’ has any concern for the appearance of “independence.” Each of them is a long-term party hack.
Tom Hall: Facebook’s expulsion of Alex Jones provides an opportunity for a wholly self-serving and essentially dishonest pretense that Facebook has some moral compass.
Tom Hall: In four weeks, we will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, and will lament how long the stony road stretches before us until that decision becomes more real than aspirational. The paths of the cases that combined to become Brown are as relevant today as they were in the early 50s.
Tom Hall: It wasn’t merely her lying, but the way she seemed almost gleeful in contradicting documentary records and even statements on her own Department’s website. She seemed to revel in mimicking the Donald’s style of flagrant lying.
Tom Hall: While liberals fought to keep religious indoctrination out of schools, the well-funded for-profit new church worked hard to gain a virtual monopoly over public discussions of religions and especially of “christianity.”
Tom Hall: Covington School students are taught that the Donald’s overt racism is a proper approach to modern life. But their hats signal support for more than just racism.
Tom Hall: Starting in January, the new Congress brings us a new generation of women of color, elected on the timeless theme that women of color can be relied upon to fix what white men of power and narrow vision have screwed up.
Tom Hall: Seeking cooperation, reaching across the aisle, even taking seriously some Republican themes could be good for Democrats, particularly the new progressive representatives.
Tom Hall: As much as politics, our national race problem continues to be driven by economics and by social beliefs and conventions. Similar factors drive our continuing national problems with gender issues.
Tom Hall: Shall we be punitive where we can? If “they did it to us” shall “we do it to them”?
Tom Hall: If Kavanaugh were honest about his history, would the proper response to the current accusation be his strident denial, or would it be an acknowledgment that he had times of conduct that he cannot remember, and that an unremembered event could have occurred?
Tom Hall: As we all clamor to watch the salacious arguments about what Kavanaugh may have done as a drunken teen, let us not loose sight of the fact that in his writings, he has been CLEAR, he thinks that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and should be reversed.
Tom Hall: Rudi Giuliani, who now defends the Donald’s denial of global climate change, in 2001 denied the scientific evidence that the attacks caused dangerous air pollution that lingered for months.