The Human Cost of Trump’s Muslim Ban

The Human Cost of Trump’s Muslim Ban

Legal challenges to Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” are mounting. Federal judges have suspended the order, which blocks immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspends refugee settlement from everywhere, while federal cases wind their way...
Putting Free Speech Out to Pasture

Putting Free Speech Out to Pasture

Hard experience teaches that biotech companies, chemical corporations, and other agribusiness giants have no sense of respect for Mother Nature. Now, Rick Friday has learned they have no sense of humor either. Friday, a lifelong Iowa farmer, also happens to be a...
The Election Moves On

The Election Moves On

Before the Iowa caucuses were mercifully laid to rest, I predicted that the surging Donald Trump — he of what George H.W. Bush called “the Big Mo” — would win the Republican contest handily. Bernie Sanders, I believed, would be confounded by the complexity...
The Sanders Sensation

The Sanders Sensation

When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall to hear Bernie Sanders speak. The Vermont senator, I added, was pondering a presidential run. “You...
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