My colleague Khadija at MomsRising asks how we will explain this to our kids. How can I tell my son, who only has a dawning understanding of how our nation was founded on the principle of religious freedom, that our own government is preparing to single out people based on their faith or ethnicity and take away their rights? …Continue reading "Take Action: There’s nothing OK about the idea of a Muslim registry"
Trump: The Choice We Face, another insightful and important essay from Masha Gessen. We cannot know what political strategy, if any, can be effective in containing, rather than abetting, the threat that a Trump administration now poses to some of our most fundamental democratic principles. But we can know what is right. What separates Americans in …Continue reading "Pragmatism versus morality"
Dr. Seuss in 1941 on today’s refugee crisis: “…and the Wolf chewed up the children and spit out their bones… But those were Foreign Children and it didn’t really matter.”Continue reading "All lives matter, unless they’re brown and foreign"
My good friend Mark Kleinschmidt is an anti-death penalty attorney and a twice-elected member of the Chapel Hill Town Council. He is also gay. This last fact qualified him for membership on a list that is making the rounds on hate sites called the “National List Of Openly-Homosexual Public Officials.” (And no I am not …Continue reading "Hateful homophobes picked on the wrong guy"