Trump decides to keep immigrant families together – if it’s not too inconvenient


It's multiple choice, really. There are lots of reasons Donald Trump has decided to rescind his administration's Draconian policy of ripping babies out of the arms of asylum seekers crossing the southern border of the continental United States. Pick one. I have my opinion. A) Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Methodist, is being threatened with… Continue reading Trump decides to keep immigrant families together – if it’s not too inconvenient

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Real crisis at border is one of American conscience


Angry White people screaming at busloads of minority children should frighten any American with a knowledge of our own recent history. Voices of fear and bigotry have risen like an oily mess on the tides that have brought waves of young immigrant children across our borders. The boys and girls are buoyed ashore by a… Continue reading Real crisis at border is one of American conscience

If you’re post racial and you know it, keep your mouth shut


Here's the thing about being post racial. If you have to announce to the world that you are no longer a racist, then you almost certainly still are. It brings to mind the essential catch in Joseph Heller's amazing novel about the insanity of military discipline in a time of war, Catch 22 (New York:… Continue reading If you’re post racial and you know it, keep your mouth shut