Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Laura Flanders: Is Donald Trump Responsible for Violence? Yes.

Is Donald Trump responsible for unhinged violence against innocent people? Absolutely. You only have to look at Yemen to see that. Since pipe bombs started targeting prominent critics of the … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Arnold R. Isaacs: The False Case Against ‘Foreign-Born Terrorists’

When you see an immigrant or a foreign visitor, especially from a Muslim country, should your first thought be that you might be looking at a possible terrorist? Clearly, that’s … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Greg Thielen: The Republican Party — A Dangerous Ship of Fools

You know, I have to be completely honest, and this is coming from a person who lived through Timothy McVeigh’s Oklahoma City bombing and the two attacks on the World … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Peter Van Buren: It’s Personal

Apologizing to My Daughter for the Last 15 Years of War I recently sent my last kid off for her senior year of college. There are rituals to such moments, … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Tashi Nyima: Rest in Peace

We pray for our Emanuel AME Church Sisters and Brothers The Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41: A state senator and the senior pastor of Emanuel, he was married to Jennifer Benjamin … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

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