What Trump Wants on Immigration Is Ethnic Cleansing

What Trump Wants on Immigration Is Ethnic Cleansing

I’ll be honest: I didn’t watch Trump’s State of the Union address when it aired. Instead, I put my baby to bed and watched reality TV with my wife. If that rattled a few brain cells, hopefully I saved a few more by not guzzling the bourbon I’d set aside to steel...
Huge Military Budgets Make Us Broke, Not Safe

Huge Military Budgets Make Us Broke, Not Safe

We’re all tense. Hearing about our fellow citizens in Hawaii scrambling around, looking for a place to hide from a nuclear bomb, will do that to you. So will contests between two unstable world leaders over the size of their nuclear buttons. Now, some politicians say...
There Was Nothing Moderate About Trump’s Speech

There Was Nothing Moderate About Trump’s Speech

Donald Trump began this recent speech to Congress with a line seemingly designed to appease his critics. “As we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month,” he said, “we are reminded of our nation’s path toward civil rights...
Obama Takes a Walk on the Greener Side

Obama Takes a Walk on the Greener Side

Until now, President Barack Obama has embraced gas and oil fracking, encouraged the construction of new nuclear reactors, and hailed government investment in wind and solar power. In keeping with this “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, he’d call for climate action...
Pull Yourself Up by Your Bread Bags

Pull Yourself Up by Your Bread Bags

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama presented a bold economic vision for America. Do we want a country where only “a few of us do spectacularly well,” he asked, or where everyone has a chance to succeed? Obama conveyed this vision by...
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