Labor nominee is bad news in a slick package

By the time you read this, Alexander Acosta, the president’s nominee for secretary of labor, is likely to have been confirmed by the full...

Trump traffics in race and diversion

  President Trump has a knack for diverting attention from his failures, often using race as the vehicle. So when Sen. John McCain came out...

There’s too much at stake


My heart, condolences and prayers reach out to all affected by Hurricane Harvey. Generous estimates suggest recovery will extend for months and possibly years. These...

Trump’s delusions on police brutality are dangerous

Donald Trump often seems more shock jock than president. He likes to shock, say or tweet outrageous things and prove that he’s not just...

A commitment to democracy

The North Carolina NAACP president, Rev. William Barber, tore it up and then threw down in a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention...

Flint’s man-made tragedy

“It’s all just poison now,” Annette Williams, a grandmother of three in Flint, Mich., told a reporter while gazing at the Flint River, which...

Black women will rise despite unequal treatment

Lots of women’s organizations commemorate Equal Pay Day, which this year was April 5. It meant that women, in general, would have had to...

Inequality is America’s most urgent problem

The Harvard Gazette has released a series of
articles on inequality in America. They describe Harvard University scholars’ efforts across a range
of disciplines to identify...

Warning: More cesspool politics ahead

Donald Trump’s success completes for the moment the most astonishing act of self-destruction in the history of American politics. I’m referring, of course, to...

Trump succeeds in trashing civil rights

The reviews of Donald Trump’s first 100 days have generally focused on his failures, flip-flops and follies. We’ve heard a lot about what he’s...

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