Consider what the state of our nation would be without the accumulated protections over a century of progressive legislation.
Jack Schwartz was a former book editor of Newsday and is the author of The Fine Print: My Life as a Deskman.
Since Andrew Jackson added two cronies to create the now hallowed nine-Justice court, it’s almost always served as a reactionary instrument against workers and the popular will.
Labor Day reminds us of our great domestic progress that Trump attacks daily. And the upcoming UN Summit remind us that Trump's destruction doesn't end at our borders.
As a nation, we seem to have forgotten the circumstances that turned rock-ribbed Americans into labor activists, social reformers, populists, and, yes, socialists.
The “ritual of abuse” is as old as the Border Patrol itself.
Finally, the Nazis held all the cards, and the post-hoc indictment of the Allies is intended to accuse more than enlighten.
The politics of rescue suggest one answer; the demands of war suggest another.
Shame, guilt, and a staggering mortality rate for women. Is this really what Donald Trump, Senate Republicans, and Brett Kavanaugh want to go back to?
What reception would Homeland Security give to a refugee mother, father and small child fleeing persecution on their way to Bethlehem?
That Republican lawmakers would object to Father Patrick Conroy urging them to exercise compassion in writing a tax law may say more about the lawmakers than the clergyman.