Stealing Jobs

Embed from Getty Images One stock talking point is that illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans. This point is then used as part of the justification for “building the wall” and
Embed from Getty Images One stock talking point is that illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans. This point is then used as part of the justification for “building the wall” and [More]

On language and defiance: a Q & A with Ilan Stavans

"The Trump Administration has taken down from the White House official website all references to Spanish. This to me is another symptom of its anti-globalist views." We caught up with Ilan Stavans,
"The Trump Administration has taken down from the White House official website all references to Spanish. This to me is another symptom of its anti-globalist views." We caught up with Ilan Stavans, [More]

Cooperating with Trump

Embed from Getty Images It has been claimed that Republicans intended, from day one, to obstruct President Obama in all things. This is supported by John Boehner’s remark about Obama’s agenda:
Embed from Getty Images It has been claimed that Republicans intended, from day one, to obstruct President Obama in all things. This is supported by John Boehner’s remark about Obama’s agenda: [More]

Is Trump’s Presidency Legitimate?

Embed from Getty Images Representative John Lewis, a man who was nearly killed fighting for civil rights, has claimed that Trump is not a legitimate president. While some dismiss this as mere sour
Embed from Getty Images Representative John Lewis, a man who was nearly killed fighting for civil rights, has claimed that Trump is not a legitimate president. While some dismiss this as mere sour [More]

The Murder of Truth

“When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.” -Merlin Embed from Getty Images There is an old joke that asks “how do you know a politician is lying?” The answer is, of course, “you can see
“When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.” -Merlin Embed from Getty Images There is an old joke that asks “how do you know a politician is lying?” The answer is, of course, “you can see [More]

Trump & Evangelicals

On the face of it, Trump’s behavior and the values he espouses seem inconsistent with the professed core values of Christianity. These values include a condemnation of adultery and lying as well as
On the face of it, Trump’s behavior and the values he espouses seem inconsistent with the professed core values of Christianity. These values include a condemnation of adultery and lying as well as [More]

Trump & Misogyny

Embed from Getty Images Watching Trump is rather like an observing a submarine test: you wonder how low it can sink. Like an amazing sub, Trump keeps reaching new depths. An old recording of Trump
Embed from Getty Images Watching Trump is rather like an observing a submarine test: you wonder how low it can sink. Like an amazing sub, Trump keeps reaching new depths. An old recording of Trump [More]

The Erosion of the Media

Embed from Getty Images A free and independent press is rightly considered essential to a healthy democracy. Ideally, the press functions like Socrates’ gadfly—it serves to reproach the state and
Embed from Getty Images A free and independent press is rightly considered essential to a healthy democracy. Ideally, the press functions like Socrates’ gadfly—it serves to reproach the state and [More]

Trump & Racist Remarks

Embed from Getty Images Donald Trump started out his presidential bid with remarks about Mexico sending rapists and criminals to the United States and then continued along what strikes many as a
Embed from Getty Images Donald Trump started out his presidential bid with remarks about Mexico sending rapists and criminals to the United States and then continued along what strikes many as a [More]

Is the Republican Party Doomed?

Despite the predictions of the pundits, Trump has done exceptionally well in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. This is despite concerted attacks against him by what remains of the
Despite the predictions of the pundits, Trump has done exceptionally well in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. This is despite concerted attacks against him by what remains of the [More]