We’re better than this, Obama used to say when bad things happened. Seventy-four million Trump votes later, though: are we?
Jack Schwartz was a former book editor of Newsday and is the author of The Fine Print: My Life as a Deskman.
American public opinion, strongly supportive of the bombings at the time, has shifted markedly. Which generation has it right?
“The Volga must be our Mississippi,” Hitler declared in his pursuit of Lebensraum and liquidation.
Trump is an uber-nationalist. Sanders is an uber-internationalist. Biden’s sincere love of country contrasts favorably with both.
The beast has long lurked in the bowels of our body politic. It awaited only the Man and the Moment.
Consider what the state of our nation would be without the accumulated protections over a century of progressive legislation.
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.