Has the Trump Supreme Court gone rogue? Certainly, its recent judicial blitzkrieg has run roughshod over a century’s worth of settled law.
This evening the rap artist and filmmaker Christian Nowlin will be helping me launch my debut novel BICYCLES OF THE GODS: A DIVINE COMEDY.
Beneath the easy-going, have-a-nice day American exterior is some serious anti-social feeling that does not wish anyone who is somehow different a nice day, that wishes them a bad day, a you-shouldn’t-exist day, an I-would-kill-you-if-I-could day.
What are you doing here?
an elder asked, a deacon perhaps, or prayer leader.
Oh, America, how many tears do you want
before you stop killing our sons?
the boy with curlier hair and light brown skin
over by the windows and Roland, who was darker,
with short cut hair, whose name I’ve carried all these years
Earlier this month, the United States was for the first time demoted to the status of a “backsliding” democracy by global think tank International IDEA, which cited a “visible deterioration” of our civil liberties and checks on government indicating “serious problems with the fundamentals of democracy.”
A mysterious tattoo on her forearm was all that linked Sara Jones, adopted as a child by white parents, to her South Korean origins.
Robert Bowers was convinced that the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, which met regularly at the Tree of Life that day, was taking money from Jewish liberals to bring refugees in the United States to destroy America.
‘We can’t go around punishing people in the present for the trauma that was inflicted on us in the past.’
If he’d been allowed to live his “one wild and precious life,” Sunday July 25 would have been the 80th birthday of Emmett Till, who at 14 was kidnapped, whipped, … Continue reading →
As far as crises of democracy go, this should be a hair-on-fire moment.