THE TRAITOR IN CHIEF

You know things are bad when you can find some positive things to say about Richard Nixon in comparison  to the current president. But that’s where I, and many others, are at. Richard Nixon, despite his now infamous claim that

THE TEACHINGS OF A TREE

At the house I have been renting for the past five years, there is a large ash tree in the yard. It offers generous shade through the increasingly warm days of our heated up planet. It’s a romping ground for

THE MAD KING TRUMP

Behind the walls of the white castle, with sharpshooters poised on the roof and armed guards patrolling the grounds to quickly dispense with dangers from the outside, murmurs echo through the hallways and stairwells: “How is he today?” “Do we

A CHRISTMAS WISH

Christmas has always been a difficult time of year for me. It’s no secret that I come from a challenged family, and Christmas did not bring out the best in us. Looking back on my childhood, my fondest memories were

THE DARKEST DAY

Today marks the Winter Solstice — the shortest day and the longest night of the year. More darkness than light. It seems fitting, metaphorically speaking, for the day after Trump and his merry henchmen rammed through a tax bill that

HOW TO DESTROY A COUNTRY IN 5 EASY STEPS

As it turns out, it’s not that hard to ruin a nation.  Here’s Donald Trump’s recipe: Keep repeating lies so often, with conviction and purpose, as if they are truths, until people start forgetting what the truth looks like. Until

DONALD TRUMP’S TRAIL OF TEARS

In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. Getting rid of the Indians had long been on his agenda. As an Army General, he had brutally forced Indians off their land because white men wanted it. As president,

TRUMP’S SCORCHED EARTH

In case anyone was optimistic enough to think that Donald Trump couldn’t go any lower, his latest salvo will dispel that notion. He has now thrown out President Obama’s 21014 ban on bringing elephant “souvenirs” — meaning body parts —

AN OPEN LETTER TO DONNA KARAN

Ms. Karan, I am going to print your exact quote here before responding to it — the quote you gave when you were asked about Harvey Weinstein and the accusations of sexual assault: “How do we display ourselves? How do

LET THEM EAT PAPER TOWELS

Days ago, there was a photograph of Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, chest deep in filthy water, holding a bullhorn, calling out to people in houses to see what help they need. Yesterday, there was footage of Donald Trump tossing rolls

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