Trump’s War on Urban ‘Carnage’ Was a Ruse

Trump’s War on Urban ‘Carnage’ Was a Ruse

One of President Trump’s favorite themes is what he calls “American carnage” — typified by “the violence” and “the gangs.” To that end, he’s repeatedly highlighted the violence in Chicago. A few days after he was inaugurated,...
The End of an Alliance for Police Reform

The End of an Alliance for Police Reform

In July 2016, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch committed the Department of Justice to investigating the shooting of Alton Sterling, a black man who was murdered by police outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge. The move represented the deepening of a tangible...
On the Ground in Standing Rock

On the Ground in Standing Rock

Beyond the protests, police crackdowns, and pipeline drama, what’s it really like at Standing Rock, North Dakota? This October, I went to see for myself. Like many other Native and non-Native visitors, I went to support the Standing Rock Sioux’s effort to...