Domestic Terrorism in the Age of Trump

Domestic Terrorism in the Age of Trump

Harassment, intimidation, and physical violence against religious and ethnic minorities is on the rise. And some experts worry the Trump administration is making things worse. The attack on a Portland commuter train by a knife-wielding white nationalist who was...
The Only Sane Conclusion from Orlando


The Only Sane Conclusion from Orlando


Maybe it was the heartbreaking texts sent by those who expected to die. Or my conversation with a close friend whose loved one miraculously survived. It may also have been the gut-wrenching, real-time documentation via social media of a mass shooting with...
They’re Killing Us. Help Us Stop Them.

They’re Killing Us. Help Us Stop Them.

The weekend of June 12 sent me on a rollercoaster of emotions I never thought possible. The previous Friday, I was an invited participant in the first-ever White House Summit for African American LGBTQ Youth. I felt amazingly supported, empowered, and valued — by my...
Our Immigration Policies Are Ridiculous

Our Immigration Policies Are Ridiculous

I recently stayed with a friend who lives just a few miles from the Mexican border — and from the start of the Pacific Crest Trail. Since I was there anyway, I thought, what the heck? I might as well hike a bit of it. I’d walked less than a quarter mile from the...
Trump Is Opening the Floodgates of Hate

Trump Is Opening the Floodgates of Hate

The staying power of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy has surprised and unsettled people across the political spectrum. Many voters who are angry about the loss of middle-class jobs and frustrated with our broken politics have rallied to Trump’s outsider...
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