Ariel Dorfman: Sending Trump to Hell
For some time now, I’ve wanted to send Donald Trump to Hell. I mean this literally, not as a figure of speech. I want him to inhabit the palpable, sensory Hell that religions have long conjured up with scenes of sulfur, damnation, and screams of perpetual pain from those who once caused grievous harm to their fellow humans.
Budd McClure: Donald Trump’s Hatred of Women
Michael Cohen: “I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.”
C.J. Atkins: Trump turns to neo-Nazi symbols to attract racist votes
This pairing of a white supremacist mobilization with a robust voter suppression effort targeting people of color means Trump’s desperate bid to hold on to power is escalating dangerously.
Rebecca Gordon: The True High Crimes and Misdemeanors of Donald J. Trump
Extorting political favors from foreign leaders is bad enough, but Donald J. Trump has done so much worse…
John Samuel Tieman: What is wrong with Donald Trump?
“The malignant narcissist is presented as pathologically grandiose, lacking in conscience and behavioral regulation with characteristic demonstrations of joyful cruelty and sadism.”
Will Kaufman: Woody Guthrie, ‘Old Man Trump’ and a real estate empire’s racist foundations
In 1950, Woody Guthrie moved to an apartment building in Brooklyn. His landlord: Fred Trump, father of Donald. And yes, Woody wrote a song about it.
Rebecca Gordon: How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis
Donald Trump would rather demonize desperate people than deploy the resources needed to attend to their claims in a timely way — or in any way at all.
Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz: What an American Terrorist Looks Like
Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric.
Abby Zimet: Racism Has A Name
Everyone knows who to blame for these massacres: Trump, an accomplice to white nationalist terrorism.
Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: The Declaration of Independence Told Us What to Do About Tyrants Like Trump
The government’s powers are derived from the consent of the governed, and it is our right to abolish any government that fails to protect our safety and happiness.
Chauncey K. Robinson: In defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar
The attacks on Rep. Ilan Omar by President Donald Trump are racist and meant to excite his base for the 2020 elections, but they are also a reaction to the rising power of the resistance movement.
Jose Padua: And Sunbeams Fell Lightly Upon the Edge of the Grocery Store Parking Lot
Yesterday on the parking lot of the Martin’s grocery store here in Front Royal a woman nearly ran me over after I dropped off my shopping cart in the corral. … Continue reading →
Abby Zimet: On the Migrant “Army” of Poor Brown People — This Comes From Hunger
The caravan passes by sympathetic Mexicans. Photo by Moises Castillo/AP . As a battered procession of up to 7,000 hungry, thirsty, blistered, desperate Central Americans fleeing violence and poverty continues … Continue reading →
Jake Johnson: After Warning Congresswoman ‘Be Careful,’ Trump Has Yet to Denounce Lynching Threats Made Against Maxine Waters
Highlighting attacks on Waters by the president and right-wing media, one commentator said of the death threats: “This is exactly what they wanted.” “As the president has continued to lie … Continue reading →