The U.S. has 4% of the world’s population, and 46% of its guns; its gun violence is soaring, with over 45,000 dead in shootings in 2020, an increase of 35%; gun violence is now the leading cause of death among young people; there have been two dozen school shootings so far this year.
The vernal equinox came and went, like a cat creeping over the newly sprouted heads of anonymous weeds. You hardly knew, unless you were listening to NPR, that such an … Continue reading →
Karl Evers-Hillstrom: Senators overseeing impeachment trial got campaign cash from Trump legal team members
Former independent counsels Ken Starr and Robert Ray, who investigated then-President Bill Clinton around the time of his impeachment, each made large campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last year before joining Trump’s legal team.
. Karen Collins is a grandmother and award-winning quilter with deep Texas roots. She never cared much about politics until the 2016 election. Now her retirement has a new sense … Continue reading →
Trumpian Deportation Fantasies and American Realities In 2006, when I first began researching deportations, George W. Bush was president and quietly building a deportation machine in the Department of Homeland … Continue reading →
Continuing our election coverage, I thought I’d try to sum up each major candidate with a single word (excluding profanities). I encourage readers to submit your own words for each … Continue reading →
Will Republican lemmings jump off the cliff with Ted Cruz & vote to shut down government rather than fund Planned Parenthood? Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz is once again at … Continue reading →
Despite growing evidence that the private prison industry is neither humane nor cost-effective, for-profit incarceration has increased dramatically in the past 10 years, and nowhere has the boom been more obvious than along … Continue reading →